Patna: The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (Meningitis) in the state has gone up to 128. 11 more children have died in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the strike by junior doctors has created more difficulty in Bihar. The strike has had a profound impact on the health system.
The OPD counter in Muzaffarpur remained completely closed. Patients and family members from far-flung areas suffered a lot. While the family members of the patients outside the OPD roared and wept, the doctors who went on strike continued to shout slogans against the Bengal government. In Muzaffarpur, children are continuously dying due to AES. On the other hand, people were seen raising serious questions about their condolences to the patients as doctors went on strike.
At the same time, 11 children have been admitted so far with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome at PMCH in the capital Patna. One child died while 10 children are undergoing treatment. On the other hand, there are several children admitted in the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome ward, of which 5 children are in critical condition. The strike also had a wide impact in PMCH. Since Monday morning, there was a rush of patients outside the registration counter and OPD and patients queued up and waited for doctors.