Principal Health Secretary of Bihar Sanjay Kumar speaking to ANI in Patna on Wednesday. Photo/ANI
Principal Health Secretary of Bihar Sanjay Kumar speaking to ANI in Patna on Wednesday. Photo/ANI

Death toll due to AES reaches 128 in Bihar

ANI | Updated: Jun 19, 2019 20:37 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], June 19 (ANI): The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) reached 128 in Bihar on Wednesday according to the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP).
Principal Health Secretary of Bihar, Sanjay Kumar, however, said all doctors are aware of the proper course of treatment and are following it to ensure there is no further loss of lives.
"The line of treatment is clear and it is being provided as per the same, in the last two days, there is a decrease in the number of admissions. Yesterday, we deputed eight pediatric doctors in the Muzzafarpur Medical College and the Indian government is also sending a team of 15 personnel including 5 doctors," Sanjay said.
He added that doctors and trained medical staff have been deputed to the affected areas to ensure proper treatment is given to the patients.
On reports that there is a scarcity of medicine, he said, "There is no dearth of medicines and it will be ensured that if any such reports come, immediate supply will be provided."
Sanjay also talked about the total number of deaths due to heatstroke in the state, he said, "We have issued advisories to people to avoid getting affected by heatstrokes. A total of 1195 people across the state have been admitted to a hospital due to heatstroke, out of which 142 have lost their lives." (ANI)

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