Assamese chief minister Tarun Gogoi has already held an emergency meeting to review the health scenario with senior officials in the backdrop of outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).
Meanwhile opposition parties in West Bengal like BJP has blamed the state government for not taking action to control the disease from spreading and termed it as negligence on the part of the TMC led government.
State BJP President Rahul Sinha while talking to merinews.com said, "It is failure of the TMC government and the state's health department. If the corrective measures would have been taken on time (before 6 months) then the situation won't have deteriorated that much."
He also added, "When this syndrome had started off and killed 3-4 people the government ignored it as it is doing the same currently. The government should have tried to chop off the root of the the disease earlier when the symptoms of the syndrome appeared. So, according to me this shows the negligence and ignorance of state government to such a sensitive issue. Failure is not a good word to explain the negligence of the government."