Finally Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur where 108 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) so far. Nitish Kumar along with Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, visited the state-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), where they met children undergoing treatment.
Kumar faced protests from the relatives of patients when he visited the hospital with protesters raising ‘Nitish go back’ slogans as they alleged that government miserably failed to take any action.
129 children have died in the entire state due to the disease. Out of the 107 victims, 88 died in SKMCH and 19 in the private Kejriwal Hospital.
Earlier, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also visited the hospital in order to review the ongoing situation, where patients are being treated in large numbers.
Harsh Vardhan while talking to media ensured that the doctors are doing their best to treat the children suffering from the deadly disease.