At least 48 persons have lost their lives in Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and other such Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) out of 331 cases across Assam this year, the National Health Mission (NHM) said on Wednesday.
According to District Health officials, two of the six children admitted at the Shri Krishna Memorial College Hospital (SKMCH) are critical. "Four children are undergoing treatment in the general ward, while two are in the Intensive Care Unit," officials said.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and state's Health Minister Mangal Pandey on Monday expressed the government's stand on children's death in Muzaffarpur due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, at the Bihar Assembly.
Hours ahead of the Monsoon session of the Bihar Assembly on Friday, posters appeared in Patna blaming the NDA government for the death of over 150 children in Muzaffarpur due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and the complete collapse of law and order in the state.
In Bihar, the mortality rate due to AES cases has come down significantly due to strategic interventions made by the central government, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday.
The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) rose to 117.
Just imagine, a hospital that has witnessed the death of more than 100 kids had no thermometers or ORS devices. Cleanliness inside the hospital was in a pathetic condition and a sure invitation to death.
Although AES is not a contagious disease, the health ministry of the state wants to make sure that the symptoms do not aggravate in Jharkhand. All the medical colleges, hospitals, institutes, and civil surgeons are asked to remain on high alert to deal with any emergency.
The NHRC had issued a notice to the Bihar government and the Union Health Ministry calling for a detailed report on the growing number of child deaths caused by the encephalitis virus Muzaffarpur.
According to the state government officials, majority of the victims had died due to hypoglycemia, a condition caused by a very low level of blood sugar and electrolyte imbalance.
Since June 1, 197 children have been admitted to SKMCH, while 91 were admitted to Kejriwal Hospital with suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), but most of them were found to be victims of hypoglycemia.
Till date, more than 140 cases of AES have been reported from 11 districts - Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Samastipur, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, East Champaran, Patna, Gaya, Jehanabad, Bhojpur and Aurangabad.
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