The death toll of the kids dying following the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome has risen to 100 with 20 children dying in the last 24 hours in Muzaffarpur and near by districts, Bihar. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan along with his Junior Ashwini Kumar Choubey and the state health minister Mangal Pandey visited the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital to review the medical status. Vardhan also conducted a high level meeting in the regarded concern the officials of the district and the state.

During his four hour visit Vardhan also came across a woman who had lost her 5 years old son due to the life threatening disease. Three kids also died during the meeting hours leaving the hospital authorities shocked. Vardhan in his statement also said that the Government will leave to stone unturned and would take all possible measures in the concerned matter.

State Health Minister stated about a team of doctors and paramedical staff being sent to the concerned district to aid treatment of the disease. The team assigned to ascertain the causes of the disesase mentioned sleeping empty stomach, dehydration and eating lychees empty stomach to be the major causes of the Acute Encephalitis Sydrome. The State Government also announced an ex-gratia of 4lakhs for the families of the demised.

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