NHRC issues notice to Union Health Ministry

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National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has issued notices to the Union Health Ministry and Bihar government over increasing deaths of children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome.

Taking suo moto cognizance of media reports, the Commission sought a detailed report within four weeks in the matter. NHRC also sought the status of the treatment being provided to the children, who are presently hospitalized.

Expressing serious concern over the spread of fatal viral infection, NHRC said, it has observed that Encephalitis has claimed lives of a large number of children in India. (AIR NEWS)

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