In a shocking development, as Republic TV investigates the encephalitis outbreak in the Bihar, human skeletal remains were found in Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital. In the visual, skull and limbs of the skeletal were seen in the premises of Muzaffarpur hospital amid Encephalitis outbreak that has claimed 176 lives. Medical Superintendent has said that the report will be sought from the post mortem department. Reports suggest that 20-25 corpses were burnt together from the nearby postmortem house.
Speaking to news agency ANI, SK Shahi, MS SKMCH says, "Postmortem department should do it with a humane approach. I'll talk to the Principal & ask him to constitute an investigating committee."
Soon after the big revelation by Republic TV, the hospital acted and have sent an investigation team to the spot.
Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Modi have been silent about the Encephalitis outbreak, with the former slamming the media saying it to 'stay in limits' and the latter asking reporters to 'leave the press conference if they want to ask about the death of the children'.
In a shocking development, gates of the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital was shut from the morning of June 20 and patients were not allowed inside the hospital. This was done to provide VVIP treatment to LJD leader Sharad Yadav who came to visit the patients in the hospital by unsealing the gate for him and then sealing it again. Patients' family and kin allege that VVIP treatment and visit by ministers further hamper the proceedings in the hospital.
Moreover, in a bizarre claim, Prem Kumar, Minister of Agriculture in the Government of Bihar said that it is a conspiracy against 'litchi'.
Republic TV also asked the Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan about the steps taken by the Centre to combat the disease that has been in the state for many years.
"Indian government is supporting the state in giving good treatment to the patients to contain the infection and is providing with pediatricians, epidemiologists, specialists, ICMR experts. When I had taken charge as Union Health Minister, within 4-5 days I had dispatched these facilities to tackle the epidemic as soon as early cases had been reported," he said.