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No Muzaffarpur medical centre has a rating better than zero -Rema Nagarajan

-The Times of India While the state and Union governments are now scrambling to deal with the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) disease in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, official data shows the shocking state of the public health infrastructure in the district. The health ministry's health management information system (HMIS) shows that all of the 103 primary health centres (PHC) and the only community health centre in the district were not con

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Encephalitis spreads to other districts of Bihar, toll at 114 -Ajay Kumar Pandey

-The Times of India MUZAFFARPUR: The toll in the outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar rose to 114 on Wednesday with seven more deaths in the endemic zone even as reports came in of children being admitted with similar symptoms in other districts like Samastipur, Banka and Vaishali. Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur, where most of the patients have been undergoing treatment since the disease sprea

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Heat, lack of nutrition, awareness add to AES, Bihar kids toll over 100 -Santosh Singh

-The Indian Express On Monday, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sent notices to the central and state governments over reports of increasing AES-linked deaths of children in Muzaffarpur, and sought a report within four weeks. Muzaffarpur, Patna: FROM THE intense summer heat this year to lack of nutrition programmes, effective awareness campaigns and a full-fledged local health facility. According to medical experts and officials

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Bihar: Encephalitis death toll rises to 103, NHRC points to 'flaw' in vaccination schemes

-The Indian Express AES affects the central nervous system, mostly in children and young adults. It starts with high fever, then hampers neurological functions causing mental disorientation, seizure, confusion, delirium, coma. New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notices to the Union Health Ministry and Bihar government as the death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES<

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20 more kids die in 24 hours, Bihar encephalitis toll hits 93 -Ramashankar

-The Times of India PATNA: Twenty more children succumbed to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in the last 24 hours, taking the toll in Muzaffarpur and other districts of Bihar to 93. Union health minister Harsh Vardhan, who visited Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur on Sunday, expressed concern over the outbreak. Vardhan was accompanied by his junior Ashwini Kumar Choubey and state health minister Mangal Pandey. H

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Number of children killed by encephalitis in Bihar rises to 57 -Amarnath Tewary

six additional ambulances would be deployed for the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH). Patna: The death toll of children due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur on Friday went up to 57. The State government has announced that it will open a new 100-bed ward for children, and six additional ambulances would be deployed for the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH).

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43 kids dead in Bihar's Muzaffarpur this month, state cites low blood sugar -Santosh Singh

-The Indian Express The state government has not cited AES as cause of death and has instead attributed most of them to hypoglycemia — meaning low blood sugar level. Experts, however, say hypoglycemia is one aspect of AES. Muzaffarpur: As many as 43 children below the age of 10 years have died at two hospitals in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district this month after being admitted with Acute En

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In one month, 28 children die of suspected encephalitis in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district -Amarnath Tewary

break of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, say doctors. Patna: At least 28 children have died in the last one month in Muzaffarpur district of north Bihar, allegedly due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), which is locally known as Chamki bukhar (brain fever). Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has expressed concern over the rising deaths of children in Muzaffarpur. He said, “A team of doctors and medical experts have been sent to Muzaffarpur to mo

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India might soon have the most CAESarean births -Aswathi Pacha

-The Hindu Number of cAESareans was 17.2% for India during the period from Jan 2015 to Dec 2016 A new study based on the data from the National Family and Health Survey has shown that there is a significant increase in the rate of cAESarean births in India. While the WHO recommends the rate of cAESarean delivery to be 10-15%, the number was 17.2% for I

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Pollution causing cancellation of surgeries at Delhi hospitals, say doctors -Anonna Dutt

-Hindustan Times Every year, the number of planned surgeries that get cancelled in major Delhi hospitals sees a threefold rise owing to patients failing pre-anAESthesia check-up due to throat, airways and lung infections compounded by pollution, doctors said. New Delhi: Every year, the number of planned surgeries that get cancelled in major Delhi hospitals sees a threefold rise owing to patients failing pre-an More »

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