Sunday, Dec 04, 2022

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome


Bihar boy dies of ‘hunger’, 2 AES cases in Muzaffarpur

March 29, 2020 3:39 am

Rahul, who lived in Ara town’s Jawahar Tola, died on Friday after he had been ailing for a week. His father is a daily wager rendered jobless since the lockdown was imposed.

Adityanath blames parties that ruled UP from 1977-2017 for 'zero contribution' to check encephalitis

October 02, 2019 3:48 pm

Among those died, 70 to 90 per cent were Dalits or belonged to minority communities, he said, adding that he raked up the issue when he first became an MP in 1998.

Bihar encephalitis deaths: Central team says heat wave key factor in outbreak

September 12, 2019 7:08 am

AES is an umbrella term for infections that cause swelling in the brain. Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, East Champaran, Sheohar and Sitamarhi were the worst-hit districts this time.

Bihar govt order to ensure ration to AES-hit families

August 08, 2019 2:48 am

The missive issued by additional secretary Bharat Kumar Dubey said, “There is an urgent need to avail ration to AES-affected and susceptible families in different things without fail”.

Opposition says no to 'mango diplomacy' in Bihar Assembly, Rabri calls govt insensitive

July 04, 2019 7:46 am

While Rabri called the government "insensitive" for distributing mangoes to legislators at a time when children had been dying due to AES, senior Congress leader Prem Chandra Mishra called the "mango diplomacy unfortunate and a way to digress the Opposition's attention from AES deaths".

Have taken all possible steps to prevent spread of AES: Bihar to Supreme Court

October 27, 2021 10:23 am

In an affidavit filed in response to the court's direction on a PIL, the state Health Department said that it was tackling the problem by providing additional medical facilities in the affected region, initiating public awareness campaign at the village level, and involving various agencies to assist the government.

Nitish Kumar calls Bihar AES deaths 'unfortunate,' says expressing grief not enough

July 01, 2019 1:38 pm

The Nitish Kumar government has been under fire after over 150 children lost their lives in the state due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).

AES toll 10 in Assam, Centre rushes team

July 01, 2019 6:44 am

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said he is closely monitoring the situation and the Centre is providing all logistic and technical support to the state government in terms of surveillance and diagnostic kits to strengthen their efforts in addressing the outbreak.

Behind AES toll: Poor nutrition, underutilised rehabilitation centres in Bihar

June 30, 2019 7:01 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed dismay and sorrow over the deaths of children due to AES — including around 150 children in Bihar alone — calling it a “matter for shame” for governments and society.

Bihar AES deaths: AIIMS team blames administrative failure, state apathy

June 28, 2019 2:21 pm

The report said that most of the victims did not have ration cards and access to the public distribution system. Despite these deaths happening for ten years, no preventive mechanism and health awareness was adopted.


Acute crisis: AES deaths in Bihar expose cracks in health machinery

June 25, 2019 11:51 am

While doctors have identified malnutrition and low sugar levels as a common thread among all AES patients, the state of the district’s Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres make the battle against AES doubly harder.