Eastern Uttar Pradesh has been suffering from endemic diseases, which may be viral, bacterial, protozoal, fungal, or even non – infectious in etiology for many decades.
Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a vector-borne viral illness caused by the Japanese Encephalitis Virus. Permanent neurologic or psychiatric sequelae can occur in 30 – 50 % of those with encephalitis; hence, JE is a cause of prime public concern. For the ease of diagnosis and facilitation of surveillance, the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme uses the term Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). The most commonly affected age group is 1 – 5 years, and the peak occurrence is in September. JE is the leading cause of AES in Asia.
Dr. Sohan Lal laid the foundation of the SADASHAYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE in Gorakhpur in 2000. He aimed to eradicate endemic diseases having high case fatality rate (CFR). The objective of the SADASHAYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE is to know the epidemiological trends of endemic diseases, which is vitally important for clinicians as an aid to early diagnosis and treatment, which in turn affects the mortality and morbidity associated with the disease.
SADASHAYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (under construction) at Gorakhpur is ownership of the company Sheetal Healing Enterprises Limited. Currently, Dr. Anand Kumar, Director of the company, is involved in executing the second dream project of his father, Dr. Sohan Lal, as his tribute to him. He aims that the institute would have a world-class infrastructure with the latest medical technology.