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6 children die of suspected AES in Bihar's Gaya

Gaya (Bihar): Six children in Bihar’s Gaya district are suspected to have died of Acute Encephalitis (AES) in a week, an official said on Tuesday. Of the 23 children admitted to Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital (ANMCH) from July 2 till date, six have died, a health officer said here. ANMCH Superintendent V.K. […]

More than medicine, rain could check AES in Bihar

Patna: There is a consensus among doctors, experts, health officials as well as parents that monsoon brings down cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, the epicentre of the mystery disease that has claimed lives of 154 children in the state so far. A week after the much-awaited monsoon entered Bihar and […]

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SC issues notice to Centre, Bihar government on encephalitis outbreak

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Bihar government to apprise it about the steps taken to prevent the recent deaths of children due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES). The court’s response came on a PIL filed over the outbreak of AES, which claimed the lives of more than 140 […]

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Bihar encephalitis deaths figure in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: The death of more than 130 children in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district due to encephalitis figured in the Rajya Sabha Friday, with opposition parties demanding that the government make an urgent intervention and pay compensation to families. The issue first figured when Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu was reading out obituary references on death of […]

Muzaffarpur children death toll rises to 107

Patna: Seven more children died in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Monday, taking the toll due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) to 107 and prompting the state government to announce a slew of measures to tackle the situation. According to a release issued by the district administration, 19 deaths were reported from the Kejriwal hospital […]

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NHRC notice to Centre, Bihar on child deaths by encephalitis

Patna: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued a notice to the Bihar government and the Union Health Ministry calling for a detailed report on the growing number child deaths caused by the encephalitis virus in the state’s Muzaffarpur district. The NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about the rising […]

Vardhan assures help to ailing children in Bihar, death toll rises to 100

Muzaffarpur: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday visited the families of the children suffering from suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) even as the death toll rose to 100 in the district. Vardhan, his deputy Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey visited the SKMCH. “I assure the people of the area, especially […]