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#EncephalitisBihar : Nitish Kumar Under Fire As Death Toll Rises To 112

The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district rose to 112  according to reports .

As many as 93 children have died at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) while 19 others lost their lives at Kejriwal Hospital.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had visited Sri Krishna hospital to take stock of the encephalitis outbreak. But his visit was marred by slogans as the kin of the victims as well as several protestors shouted ‘ Nitish go back ‘ .

The relatives were furious at the Chief Minister who bothered to visit the hospital only after the death toll had risen above 100.

Earlier, Kumar had announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of the children who died due to AES.

He had also given directions to the health department, district administration and doctors to take necessary measures to fight the outbreak.

AES is a viral disease which causes mild flu-like symptoms such as high fever, convulsions and headache.

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