Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today reviewed the situation of encephalitis in Muzaffarpur and adjoining districts of Bihar. During his more than four hours stay at SKMCH hospital in Muzaffarpur, the minister visited different wards, Pediatrics ICUs and other medical establishments related to treatment of encephalitis affected children.
He held a marathon discussion with Union minister of state for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Bihar Health minister Mangal Pandey and health officials of Centre and State government. Talking to media persons at SKMCH, Muzaffarpur, Dr. Harsh Vardhan assured all possible help to the state government including technical and financial assistance.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, an Encephalitis dedicated Pediatrics ICU (PICU) comprising 100 bed with state of the art technology would be constructed within one year.
Meanwhile, death toll due to encephalitis has reached 93 in Muzaffarpur and adjoining areas of Bihar. Over 100 children are undergoing treatment in hospitals. (AIR NEWS)