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.
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