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DNMUM438145 | 6/23/2019 | Author : Anagha Sawant and Shailendra Kumar Singh | WC :1949 | Health

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Over 160 kids die in less than 2 months due to acute encephalitis syndrome. The sudden spike in cases exposes the lackadaisical approach of primary health centres in addressing the issue and mounts pressure on hospitals
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For the past two weeks the situation at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), which is a well-known hospital in Muzaffarpur, is simmering with tension.
It is a hospital where the children from the district are being treated for acute encephalitis syndrome (AES). However, with the death of 127 children in Muzaffarpur from AES, the state government comes under increased scrutiny for its apparent failure to tackle the outbreak despite its best efforts.
Currently, the state is swarming with team of doctors from across India, but this does not end the struggle of patients who are grappling with issues like the insufficient number of beds, power cuts and unhygienic conditions at the hospital wards
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