Despite the deaths of over 200 children due to the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) and the following outrage in Bihar, the condition of the appalling health services have only aggravated
After the filth and utter chaos in Bihar's hospitals and the human skeletal remains that were found within the premises of Muzaffarpur hospital after Republic TV's expose, now the Nalanda Medical College in Patna is facing heavy water logging issues.
In visuals accessed from CM Nitish Kumar administered hospital in the state capital, along with the water-logged floors, living fish were found in the hospital premises and wards wherein the patients are being treated.
The appalling incident has come to light even after Republic TV exposed the apathy in medical services of the state and CM Nitish Kumar citing the incident as a 'serious issue' in the Bihar Assembly on July 1.
Kumar told the Assembly that several experts were brought to address the issue, however, it resulted it differing opions.
Last week, while the state was coping up with deaths of over 200 children, the MLAs in the state were busy celebrating a mango festival in the assembly. In this super exclusive story, Republic exposed the shameful mango fest that was held in the state assembly where the lawmakers were given a basket of mangoes and mango saplings. When asked about the celebrations and the mangoes stored in the room, the marshals in the assembly denied it and asked the Republic's crew to go out of the building.
Moreover, when reminded that one of the factors of the children suffering from encephalitis was malnutrition and that the fruits should be distributed among them than the MLAs, he promised to send them mangoes within 15 days.
Due to the inadequacy of the Bihar government in the treatment of the children, lack of nutrition and sanitation conditions in the hospitals, a Supreme Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai had directed the Bihar government to file an affidavit in the matter on June 24.