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In June 2019, Muzaffarpur witnessed the death of 164 children due to acute encephalitis syndrome, most occurring at the government hospital, prompting the Centre and the Bihar governement to announce a number of preventive measures.
Updated on Mar 29, 2020 07:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur |Ajay Kr Pandey
The state health department has sought details of doctors from Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Motihari, Sheohar and Vaishali to undergo the training at top hospitals in Delhi, they added.
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 03:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur |KJ Saquib
The CDMO, however, ruled out Japanese Encephalitis or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome that resulted in the death of 103 children in the district three years ago.
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 02:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar |Debabrata Mohanty
An audit report by the accountant general has blamed lack of health policy to poor management of various government schemes for food, nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, health, education and overall welfare for AES deaths in Bihar.
Published on Sep 17, 2019 01:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | Arun Kumar, Patna
A presentation was made before chief minister, Nitish Kumar, on the findings of a socio-economic survey conducted on 538 families affected by Acute Encephalitis Syndrome.
Published on Aug 02, 2019 03:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | Vijay Swaroop, Patna
RJD legislators claimed Tejashwi was busy in court cases related to his alleged involvement in the IRCTC scam, being probed both by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate(ED).
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 07:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | Anirban Guha Roy
The Supreme Court asked the petitioners to approach the Patna High Court to hear a plea on the outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) across 24 of the total 38 districts of Bihar.
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 12:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Bihar is the top litchi producing state in India and accounts for 300,000 metric tonnes of litchi, which is produced on 32,000 hectare areas.
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 01:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | Vijay Swaroop
As many as 12 children were admitted to the Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital in Gaya, of which three succumbed during treatment during the last four days.
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 02:04 PM IST
Gaya | Anil Kumar Ojha
While one child died at the Muzaffarpur’s Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital (SKMCH), the rest three succumbed to their ailment at Gaya’s Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital (ANMCH).
Published on Jul 04, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Gaya/Muzaffarpur |Anil Kumar Ojha and KJ Saquib
The four Japanese Encephalitis cases were reported from Supaul, Saran, Bhojpur and Nalanda districts, triggering fears of an epidemic outbreak post-monsoon (August to November).
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 10:41 AM IST
The CM was replying after debate on the adjournment motion moved by the Opposition, which was accepted by Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary ahead of all routine business.
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 08:15 AM IST
Patna | HT Correspondent
The heir apparent to his father and RJD’s incarcerated chief Lalu Prasad, in another message, explained the reason for his absence starting on May 29.
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 11:36 AM IST
Patna |HT Correspondent
How do Bihar’s children do so much better than other states, given the odds against them? There is very little research on the positive aspect of low child deaths in the state
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 07:56 PM IST
Fresh cases of AES were also reported from Madhepura, Munger and Saran districts, increasing the number of affected districts in the state to 23, said principal secretary, health, Sanjay Kumar.
Published on Jun 27, 2019 03:12 PM IST
The villagers, however, are not too excited about the facilities now being extended to them. They say these were coming a bit too late, after they have had to pay a heavy price.
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 02:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Harivanshpur (Vaishali) |B Vijay Murty
Acute encephalitis syndrome claimed one more life in Muzaffarpur on Wednesday, taking the total number of casualties across the state to 154, officials said.
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 12:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
The fear of AES forced villagers in Harivanshpur village of Vaishali district to vacate their homes. Most families moved home with their children in tow to other villages after the outbreak of the vector-borne disease.
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Patna |HT Correspondent
The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) wing of Bihar’s health department had reported 11 cases on Sunday and 42 cases a day before, with two deaths.
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 03:43 PM IST
The apex court asked the Centre and the state government to respond within seven days with details of medical facilities, sanitation, nutrition and hygiene conditions in Bihar.
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 08:26 AM IST
New Delhi/Patna |HT Correspondent
With dozens of shops encroaching on the access road, which ends in a huge muddy crater near the PHC in Dagarua block of Purnia district, any ambulance or motor vehicle transporting a patient would find it close to impossible to reach this health centre, which caters to a population of 3 lakh spread across 18 panchayats.
Published on Jun 24, 2019 02:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, DAGARUA (Purnia) | , Dagarua (purnia)Aditya Nath Jha
The socio-economic survey has begun in the villages falling under the districts worst hit by AES, with the district of Muzaffarpur seeing the highest number of deaths.
Published on Jun 24, 2019 02:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur |KJ Saquib
The death toll from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) reached 152 in Bihar, with medical officials stating that the disease has spread to 20 of the state’s 38 districts.
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna |HT Correspondent
State vector-borne disease control programme (SVBDCP) undertook the mass fever survey in 89 community health centers across Jharkhand which were found to have more than 1 API (annual parasitic index). The development came after over 100 deaths in Bihar due to AES. One person in Dumka was diagnosed with Japanese Encephalitis (JE).
Published on Jun 23, 2019 02:59 PM IST
Jamshedpur | Debashish Sarkar
CM Adityanath met doctors and officials of Gorakhpur Basti Division at BRD Medical College and reviewed preparations to combat AES and JE and directed them to ensure the success of Daskatak Abhiyan, to be held throughout July.
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 12:16 PM IST
GORAKHPUR | HT Correspondent
Established disease protocols including specific case definition, contact tracing, treatment and clinical management were closely followed.
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 03:00 PM IST
Gurugram | Sanchita Sharma
Very visibly ill-prepared to tackle the acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) epidemic in Bihar — till Friday, there were 657 cases and 141 officially confirmed deaths — the state-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur is running out of space for both the young patients and their attendants.
Published on Jun 22, 2019 08:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur |B Vijay Murty
A central team headed by Manoj Jalani, additional secretary of the ministry of health and family welfare, visited Muzaffarpur on Friday and suggested that test equipment should be made available in the four paediatric intensive care units (PICU) of the Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital.
Updated on Jun 22, 2019 07:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | HT Correspondent
The MP from Bihar’s Saran district further said that due to some misinformation many people have stopped eating litchi and drinking litchi juice.
Published on Jun 21, 2019 07:26 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
The central team, which reached Muzaffarpur on June 12, has punched holes in the treatment plan and diagnostic work-up being followed by doctors at SKMCH.
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 02:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | Ruchir Kumar