With the rains failing to stop the outbreak of encephalitis, six more children succumb to the disease in Gaya.
In the past week, 22 children have been admitted to Gaya Narayan Magadha Medical College in Gaya.
In Bihar, the death of children from acute encephalitis syndrome has not abated. After Muzaffarpur, six children have died from AES in Gaya, although it has not been confirmed yet.
Dr. VK Prasad, Superintendent of Grace Narayan Magadha Medical College, Gaya said, "All this started on 2nd July. So far 22 patients have been admitted here. Six of these patients have died. It is believed that the cause of these deaths is acute encephalitis syndrome but it has not been confirmed so far.”
It was thought that after the rains, the disease outbreak would be curbed. But now after the death of children in Gaya, after Muzaffapur, the authorities in the Health Department are surprised.
This is creating a storm in the political heart of Bihar. The opposition RJD is raising the matter in the Legislative Assembly. Following this, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had to give a statement. He said that the death of the children was unfortunate.
Experts are investigating this disease since 2015, but everyone's opinions differ. The disease spikes with the onset of summer.