Bihar encephalitis toll touches 83

The toll of children suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur rose to 83



Bihar encephalitis toll touches 83

  • The toll of children suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur rose to 83 even as Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan visited the State-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in the district and announced several measures to tackle the disease.

What are the measures taken by Government?

  • Government taken every effort to save the lives of the diagnosed children.
  • Government realized the necessity to set up well-equipped virology labs in five districts to ensure detection and prevention of the disease.
  • One virology laboratory will start functioning in Muzaffarpur within a year.

 

Point to refer

  • Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)