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Encephalitis has claimed the lives of 100 children in Bihar

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The first lapse was a delay in implementing an ambitious project announced by the Centre in 2014 when a similar outbreak killed 379 Children. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had then visited SKMCH and announced a 100-bed super-speciality facility that's still incomplete. During his visit to SKMCH on 16 June 2019, Vardhan said it will be functional in six months. In 2014, he had also announced a 10-bed facility for treatment of Children. It has also not seen the light of the day.  Muzaffarpur in the last 16 days in June 2019. Nearly 300 children have been admitted to the Intensive Care Units of the two local hospitals. According to official data, 83 children have died at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), while 17 have lost their lives in Kejriwal Hospital in the city. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) is a viral disease that causes mild flu-like symptoms such as high fever, convulsions and headaches. The state health department has cited hypoglycemia, a conditio…