Encephalitis Outbreak: Supreme Court Gives Centre, Bihar 7 Days To Respond To Plea
Monday, June 24, 2019, 8:19 PM
The Supreme Court today gave the centre and Bihar governments seven days to respond to a petition alleging the deaths of more than 140 children in Muzaffarpur were "a direct result of negligence and inaction" in handling outbreaks of AES and Japanese encephalitis. The top court instructed both parties to respond on three issues nutrition levels, medical facilities and hygiene levels.
Decaying Health System Sees 140 Children Die in Outbreak: Foreign Media
Monday, June 24, 2019, 8:11 PM
It is a case that has exposed India's crumbling health care system 140 children have so far died this year in what's now an annual encephalitis outbreak in Bihar. One of the poorest states, Bihar has been struggling with an outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome since the start of June, affecting more than 600 children in more than a dozen districts.
Indore Boy, 9, Dies After Relatives Take Him Out Of Intensive Care Unit
Monday, June 24, 2019, 7:41 AM
A nine-year-old boy, who was admitted to Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital in Indore, died on Sunday after he was taken back from the hospital's ICU against the doctor's advice by his relatives. "He was admitted to the hospital's ICU in a serious condition on Saturday. Today his relative took him back against our advice," Dr PS Thakur, Superintendent of the hospital, told ANI.