On Wednesday, a central government team is going to visit Muzaffarpur for inquiring into the major number of suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) cases in the district and its adjoining areas. The officials of health have confirmed the death of at least 13 children due to AES at Shree Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur only.
The situation is critical, and the state government has put altogether 222 primary health centers across the 12 districts on alert and asked the officials to provide the treatment to the patients. It was said by Sanjay Kumar, Senior Secretary that the Delhi medical will hold the talks with the doctors and district administration officials to determine the cause of death for children and the areas where most children were being reported the cases. He also said that 80 percent of the deaths were caused due to the hypoglycemia. But the state government has taken up the case of an increasing number of victims very seriously and sent a high-level team to Muzaffarpur on June 11 to look at the situation. Mr. Kumar still hasn’t disclosed the exact number of deaths and said that he would share details only after the state teams return to Muzaffarpur.