Hindustan Times

Muzaffarpur(Bihar): Nowadays, Bihar is under the heavy influence of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome(AES). In the local region, the hazardous syndrome, well known as Chamki fever. A considerable number of children had affected by the illness, and many of them reported dead. According to a report, the children died because of the fever is around 100 children alone in the district of Muzaffarpur. The areas that are affected by AES including Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Shivhar, Poorvi, and Western Champaran that are ill-famed for AES outbreak in May and June every year.

The number of dead children this year is much higher if compared to the last four years. In 2015 11 children claimed for life, in 2016 4 children reported killed because of the epidemic, 11 in died in 2017, and 7 in 2018. In the current year, the children died after suffering from AES has reached 100. The locals also complaining about not getting proper care in the primary health centres; they directly advised shifting the patient in the advanced hospitals. Irresponsive behaviour causes children dying because of not getting adequate treatment immediately. This also happened the same in the previous year, and it continues in the current year.

The number of the victims increasing rapidly, and Chief Minister of the state made an announcement to give compensation of 4 lakhs to the families of children lost their life.

However, two emergency ward extended for the immediate treatment, but because of the large number of victims, they bond to share beds. Dr S.K Shahi Superintendent of Muzaffarpur’s SKMCH stated on 13th of June that there was 143 patient hospitalized out of which 43 have lost their lives and 33 were discharged.

AES first made havoc in the state in the year of 1995, since the epidemic mayhem on a vast number but still the proper cause has not found till yet. Stay tuned with us for more information and latest updates.


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