Encephalitis death toll rises to 129 in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, Doctor of SKMCH suspended

AES death in Bihar

As the death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzzafarpur rose to 129, authorities on Sunday suspended Senior Resident Doctor of Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), Dr Bhimsen Kumar for negligence of duty.

As per news agency ANI, the Health Department had deployed the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) paediatrician at SKMCH on June 19.

According to official data, at least 108 children have died at the state-run SKMCH while 20 children passed away due to the disease at Kejriwal hospital in the district because of the vector-borne disease.

The total death toll in Bihar due to the AES has risen to 177.

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