India's media are understandably alarmed today at the reports from Uttar Pradesh about 7 more children dying of encephalitis, bringing the total this year to 390. But when I went to the ministry's site and searched for "encephalitis," I got "No record found."
Well, maybe encephalitis is a state responsibility? Go to the Uttar Pradesh government website and find the Department of Medical Health and Family Welfare. And may you have better luck than I just finding a search function, never mind information on a major disease outbreak.
The Indian media are very fond of damning and blasting their governments for failure to cope with this or that outbreak of dengue or malaria or bird flu. I wish they'd reserve a few damns and blasts for their governments' failure even to use the online tools they have.