Nitish Kumar to visit Muzzafarpur after 126 dead of Encephalitis

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The deadly outrage which started 17 days before has killed 126 children till now


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will visit Muzzafarpur ground zero today for the first time after the outbreak took place. As per the recent reports, 126 children have lost their lives in the deadly outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Bihar. 107 official deaths have been reported from the Muzzafarpur and nearby districts till now.

Till Monday night, 85 Kids lost their life in Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital and 18 died in Kejriwal Maternity Hospital.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan announced 100 new ICU beds at the Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital and College.

Dr. Harshvardhan, Health Minister of India visited Muzzafarpur hospitals on Sunday and announced 100 new ICU beds at the Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital and College. He also directed the establishment of five virological labs in different districts of Bihar.

The deadly outbreak which is locally known as “Chamki Fever” started 17 days ago and has been killing children since then. It has been reported that eating ‘Litchi’ without eating the breakfast first has led to these deaths. It has also been found that most of the dead children were the victim of malnutrition.

The Health Minister of India Dr. Harsh Vardhan called a high-level meeting yesterday to tackle the situation. The meeting was attended by the officials of AIIMS, Health Ministry and Indian Council of Medical Research team (ICMR).

Health Minister chaired a meeting to find the establishment of disease

The Union Minister of Health said that “An urgent need of inter-disciplinary and quality research team is required.  Dr. Harsh Vardhan himself was a doctor before joining politics. He said “The research team shall work with the suffering children and find the cause of the disease by looking at various aspects like environmental factors, the cycle of disease, periodicity, and metrological data.

Read More – Chamki Fever: Why ‘Litchi’ Angle Seems A Hypothesis Behind 69 Children’s Death in Bihar?

National Human Rights Commission sent notices to the Bihar Government and Health Ministry yesterday after the outbreak of deadly disease.

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