Supreme court pulls up central and state government in response to AES

Supreme Court issued a notice to central and Bihar government on the issue of deaths of children in Muzaffarpur due to the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome

Muzaffarpur: Children showing symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) being treated at a hospital in Muzaffarpur, Thursday, June 20, 2019. AES which has claimed more than 100 lives in Bihar's Muzaffarpur region, is a serious neurological illness that causes inflammation of the brain. (PTI Photo)(PTI6_20_2019_000185B)

Naanu Gauri news desk

In Bihar death toll of children dying from AES rises to 152 children.

Today, Supreme Court issued a notice to central and Bihar government on the issue of deaths of children in Muzaffarpur due to the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES). The bench also directed the Bihar government to file an affidavit on the adequacy of medical facilities, nutrition and sanitation and the hygiene conditions in the state. The matter has been posted for hearing after 10 days.

In a similar development, Muzaffarpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Suryakant Tiwari on Monday, 24 June, ordered an investigation against Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey, in a case of negligence registered against them, in connection with deaths of children due to Encephalitis in Bihar.

 

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