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Bihar govt order to ensure ration to AES-hit families

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”.

Encephalitis (chamki fever): symptoms, causes, precautions, treatment, prevention

Encephalitis (Chamki Fever) Symptoms, Causes, Precautions, Treatment, Prevention: The exact cause is yet to be identified in the latest Muzaffarpur outbreak. The cause of death in most this year has been attributed to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level).


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Bihar AES deaths: Youth Congress protests near Harsh Vardhan's residence in Delhi, detained

The protesters assembled near the Health minister's residence on Tees January Marg but were detained when they tried to move ahead and cross the police barricade, police added.

Let’s politicise health

It is time the political leadership adopted a zero-tolerance policy to laxity in healthcare.

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

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.