Data shows a different picture altogether. More than 5,400 cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) disease were reported in Uttar Pradesh in 2017, leading to 748 deaths, compared to 4,353 cases and 715 deaths in 2016, before BJP government.
Not forgetting the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy which saw the deaths of more than 60 children when oxygen ran out in the hospital due to non payment of dues. In 2018, more than 907 children died between January and June, of which 63 died due to encephalitis, while the others died due to various reasons.
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