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Bihar govt's disclosure was made in response to a notice issued by the SC on measures taken by it to combat deaths of children due to encephalitis.
Nitish govt gets walkover in assembly over encephalitis deaths as opposition tries to censure it but is left embarrassed by absence of its leader Tejashwi.
It is easy for the media to sensationalise the Bihar tragedy and feel good about itself. But that won’t save lives.
By rapidly jumping from one issue to another, outrage cycles make sustained advocacy extremely difficult. That is the challenge.
The Supreme Court directed the Bihar government to file an affidavit on the adequacy of medical facilities, nutrition and sanitation in the state.
Muzaffarpur, the epicentre of the encephalitis outbreak in Bihar, has one of the most overburdened healthcare systems in the state.
BJP has no one to blame for Bihar's encephalitis deaths because state health minister Mangal Pandey is a party leader.
UP health minister Sidharth Nath Singh says AES fatality rate is down to 4%, and only one case of Japanese Encephalitis has led to a death so far this year.
Doctors say it's the poor living conditions, low immunity and undernourishment that are the significant factors behind onset of encephalitis.
Every reporter worth the microphone s/he carried like a visiting card, wandered through the Muzaffarpur hospital, as if on a stroll in a park.
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