CM announces Rs 50,000 relief for JE victims
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Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday announced compensation of Rs 50,000 to the families of those dying from Japanese Encephalitis in eastern UP.
The children who are disabled due to JE will be given Rs 1 lakh, half of which will be in cash and the other half deposited in bank accounts for use in their education and medical treatment.
Akhilesh made the announcement at the golden jubilee celebrations and alumni convention of MMM Engineering College, Gorakhpur. He announced that a special 500-bed ward for treatment of JE patients will come up at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur. Facilities for MRI will also be set up in the medical college.
The chief minister said he would consider the demand to release the financial grant of MMR Engineering College, which has been withheld since 1998. He also said the college would be upgraded as an IIT. "We have appointed A P Mishra as MD of UP Power Corporation Limited, who is an alumni of this college. I hope other students take inspiration from him and excel in their fields," Akhilesh said.
Later, Akhilesh visited Kushinagar, where he offered condolences at the house of Samajwadi Party district president Ramawadh Yadav on the demise of his son. The CM also visited the residence of deceased minister Kameshwar Upadhyay and former MP Harkewal Prasad in Deoria to offer his condolences.
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