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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar orders to increase hospital beds to control AES deaths

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar orders to increase hospital beds to control AES deaths

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also issued orders saying 1500 new beds for the hospital should be arranged immediately. 

Jun 18, 2019, 20:26 PM IST
Muzaffarpur MP Ajay Nishad blames '4G' for deaths of 134 children due to AES

Muzaffarpur MP Ajay Nishad blames '4G' for deaths of 134 children due to AES

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited Muzaffarpur's Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) to review the situation.

Jun 18, 2019, 15:46 PM IST
AES outbreak: Bihar CM visits SKMC hospital, angry locals shout slogans; death toll reaches 129

AES outbreak: Bihar CM visits SKMC hospital, angry locals shout slogans; death toll reaches 129

At least 127 children have died from the AES in the state. 

Jun 18, 2019, 13:51 PM IST
Heatwave kills 130 people in Bihar, academic institutions closed till June 22

Heatwave kills 130 people in Bihar, academic institutions closed till June 22

Major cities in the state, including Patna, Gaya and Bhagalpur, have been witnessing the heatwave for the past couple of days.

Jun 18, 2019, 07:10 AM IST
Death toll from AES jumps to 126, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to visit Muzaffarpur on Tuesday

Death toll from AES jumps to 126, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to visit Muzaffarpur on Tuesday

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar held a high-level meeting on Monday evening to review the situation which has arisen due to the outbreak of the disease, which has claimed lives of 126 children in the state.

Jun 17, 2019, 23:18 PM IST
BJP leader CP Thakur questions Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over Acute Encephalitis Syndrome deaths

BJP leader CP Thakur questions Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over Acute Encephalitis Syndrome deaths

Dr CP Thakur, who is also a physician, said that Bihar government gets active only at the time of AES outbreak.

Jun 17, 2019, 19:37 PM IST
Health Minister Mangal Pandey asks ‘what’s the cricket score?' at a meeting to discuss AES deaths in Bihar

Health Minister Mangal Pandey asks ‘what’s the cricket score?' at a meeting to discuss AES deaths in Bihar

Health Minister Mangal Pandey was busy in a meeting with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his deputy Ashwini Kumar Choubey when he appeared more concerned about the cricket match.

Jun 17, 2019, 19:05 PM IST
Heatwave kills 117 people in Bihar, Section 144 imposed in Gaya

Heatwave kills 117 people in Bihar, Section 144 imposed in Gaya

District Magistrate of Gaya, Abhishek Singh, on Monday imposed Section 144 in district keeping in mind the prevailing heatwave condition.

Jun 17, 2019, 16:13 PM IST
Acute Encephalitis Syndrome claims 126 lives in Bihar; 104 children die in Muzaffarpur

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome claims 126 lives in Bihar; 104 children die in Muzaffarpur

While 12 children died due to the viral infection in Vaishali, at least 104 lost their lives in Muzaffarpur.

Jun 17, 2019, 09:39 AM IST
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan meets Bihar government officials as Acute Encephalitis Syndrome claims 102 lives

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan meets Bihar government officials as Acute Encephalitis Syndrome claims 102 lives

Dr Harsh Vardhan also said that infrastructure has been set-up in Muzaffarpur for the test of AES-causing virus.

Jun 16, 2019, 16:50 PM IST
Harsh Vardhan shown black flags in Bihar over Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, heat stroke deaths

Harsh Vardhan shown black flags in Bihar over Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, heat stroke deaths

The protest was reportedly organised by members of the Jan Adhikar Party who claimed there was negligence in how the cases of Encephalitis were being dealt with.

Jun 16, 2019, 12:36 PM IST
Acute Encephalitis Syndrome claims 102 lives in Bihar; Health Minister in Patna to review situation

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome claims 102 lives in Bihar; Health Minister in Patna to review situation

Muzaffarpur is the worst-hit district in the state with the death toll reaching 84. 

Jun 16, 2019, 09:50 AM IST
After Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, heat stroke claims 47 lives in Bihar

After Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, heat stroke claims 47 lives in Bihar

At least 30 deaths due to heat stroke have been reported in the Aurangabad district of Bihar on Saturday.

Jun 16, 2019, 07:22 AM IST
Bihar: Death toll reaches 89 due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, CM Nitish Kumar announces ex-gratia

Bihar: Death toll reaches 89 due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, CM Nitish Kumar announces ex-gratia

Another 10 children died in Vaishali, two in Motihari and one in Begusarai. 

Jun 16, 2019, 00:42 AM IST
Six more children die of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Bihar, death toll reaches 83

Six more children die of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Bihar, death toll reaches 83

With six more deaths reported in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Saturday, the death toll due to viral infection Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has reached 83.

Jun 15, 2019, 10:15 AM IST
Bihar: Death toll reaches 71 due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome

Bihar: Death toll reaches 71 due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome

To make sure that the affected children are getting proper treatment, the state and Central government are working together.

Jun 14, 2019, 16:17 PM IST
BJP ex-MLA Rameshwar Chaurasia warns Nitish Kumar on Bihar law and order, says election not too far

BJP ex-MLA Rameshwar Chaurasia warns Nitish Kumar on Bihar law and order, says election not too far

Chaurasia, who earlier represented the Nokha assembly seat in Bihar, alleged that the law enforcement agencies were not doing their work with honesty and swiftness.

Jun 14, 2019, 14:18 PM IST
Ajay Alok resigns as JD(U) spokesman, says doesn't want to 'embarrass' CM Nitish

Ajay Alok resigns as JD(U) spokesman, says doesn't want to 'embarrass' CM Nitish

Firebrand JD(U) leader Ajay Alok has resigned from the post of party spokesperson stating that he does not wish to cause "embarrassment" to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who also heads the

Jun 14, 2019, 12:03 PM IST
Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey visits SKMCH Muzaffarpur as Acute Encephalitis Syndrome death toll reaches 57

Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey visits SKMCH Muzaffarpur as Acute Encephalitis Syndrome death toll reaches 57

Bihar government says an awareness campaign needs to be undertaken in areas where Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) is prevalent to prevent the spread of the disease. At least 57 children have died

Jun 14, 2019, 11:53 AM IST
Two RJD leaders shot at in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Two RJD leaders shot at in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Two local Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders were shot at by two unknown assailants in Kanti police station area in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Thursday. 

Jun 14, 2019, 09:41 AM IST