In a shocking incident, Congress workers blocked the way to the entry to the Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital in Muzaffarpur. When asked about the inconvenience caused to the patient, the Congress workers pushed and heckled Republic TV reporter.
In the visual, while Republic TV shows the reality of the hospitals in Muzaffarpur hospital amid the Encephalitis outbreak in the state that has claimed lives of more than 179 children. Further, they are seen alleging that the media has arrived at the location today while they have been helping people for many days. This despite visuals showing that the entry to the hospital has been blocked to provide VVIP treatment to Congress leaders.
Furthermore, patient's kins alleges that they have come in large convoys and has completely hampered the process and smooth functioning of the hospital where children continue to die due to Encephalitis and death toll has risen to 179.
In a horrific revelation, human skeletal remains were found in the premises of Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital on June 22.
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'.
Moreover, 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.
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.