Congress leader and former MP Shatrughan Sinha appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to aid Bihar as the Encephalitis outbreak got even graver and shocking apathy came to light, with the death toll rising to 140.
Sinha took to Twitter and made an appeal to the Prime Minister and requested him to address the issues at the earliest. Sinha's tweets stated concerns over the deadly outbreak:
The tweets make it clear that Shatrughan Sinha has called for the removal of the ones responsible. By demanding the government's swift action to improve state's infrastructure, providing quality medical facilities and medicines and also compensation to the families of the deceased, he asserted that the number of doctors should be increased, to cater to the needs of all patients:
The kin of patients admitted at the Muzaffarpur hospital also alleged that the administration had failed to provide even basic facilities, even as the death toll has risen. Sinha also pointed out the loopholes in the preparations for the ongoing heat-wave, stating that the government did not take any concrete steps and even failed to prevent heat-related deaths.
At the time of writing, the Encephalitis death toll in Muzaffarpur alone is 112.