Patna: Children in Bihar are suffering from viral fever and pediatric intensive care units of all major hospitals are filling upwards at a rapid pace. Doctors at these hospitals fear that viral fever could be a new form of corona infection. However, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is yet to confirm the same.
The same situation has reached such an extent that children's wards are 80 percent full in major hospitals like PMCH, NMCH, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna AIIMS, SKMCH Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur Medical College, and Hospital. Three children lost their lives in Tarapur village of Amanpour block of Saran in the last four days. According to sources, about 70 children in the village have a viral fever and difficulty breathing. The medical team is camping in the village.
A child died in the same Gopalganj district. Doctors say children have shown symptoms of encephalitis (bright) fever. The health department has canceled the leave of all medical staff. The state government is on high alert. Bhagalpur Medical College and Hospital have 70 beds in the PICU ward and 50 of them are full. NMCH has 136 beds in the PICU ward and out of these 85 are occupied. A large number of patients from Sitamarhi, Siwan, Gopalganj, West Champaran, and East Champaran were admitted.