Patna, Sep 7 (IANS) The children in Bihar are reeling under the grip of a viral fever with most Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) wards in all major hospitals filling up quickly.The doctors at these hospitals fear that the viral fever could be the new variant of the coronavirus. However, it is not confirmed yet by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).The situation reached to such a stage that beds of children ward in prominent hospitals like PMCH, NMCH, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna AIIMS, SKMCH Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur medical college and hospital are 80 per cent full.As per the reports, three children have died in Saran's Sirsa Khemkaran Tarpur village under Amnaur block in the last four days. Sources have said that around 70 children in the village have viral fever and breathing trouble. A medical team is camping in the village.One child was also died in Gopalganj district. Doctors believe he showed symptoms of Encephalitis (Chamki) fever. The health department has cancelled the leave of all the medical staff. The state government is on high alert.The Bhagalpur Medical College and Hospital has 70 beds in PICU ward and 50 of them are occupied. In NMCH, 136 beds are in PICU ward and 85 of them are occupied. The patients of Sitamarhi, Siwan, Gopalganj, West Champaran and East Champaran were admitted in large numbers. --IANSajk/in
Patna, Aug 4 (IANS) The Bihar government on Wednesday decided to open schools and coaching centres partially from Friday.The crisis management committee, in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, formulated certain guidelines under 'unlock 5', including making schools operational with 50 per cent attendance of students above class 9 from August 6. It will assess the situation and is most likely to open schools from Class 1 to 8 after August 15.The state government has also allowed coaching centres to be open for students above Class 10, to benefit those preparing for competitive examinations.Besides, cinema halls, theatres, and malls are also allowed to operate from August 6, at 50 per cent of their actual capacity.The state government has, however, not allowed religious places to open yet.According to the Health Department, corona cases have reduced drastically with the PMCH having not a single infected patient. The IGIMS, the NMCH and Patna AIIMS have collectively 16 patients -- 12 in the IGIMS and two each in the other two.--IANSajk/vd
Muzaffarpur, July 17 (IANS) With no respite from the sweltering heat and humidity in Bihar, there has been a spurt in Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) cases in children in Muzaffarpur and surrounding areas.
As per the data released by Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), Muzaffarpur, 41 children with symptoms of AES were admitted from Muzaffarpur and the adjoining districts, of which 33 children were confirmed to be suffering from AES.
Head of the Department of Paediatrics at SKMCH, GS Sahni, on Saturday said four children are undergoing treatment in the infant ward, in which AES has been confirmed in three children while one other patient is suspected to be suffering from this disease.
Till Friday this year, 41 children have been admitted to SKMCH from Muzaffarpur and surrounding areas reported to be suffering from this disease. As many as nine children have died.
The intensifying heat and humidity makes Muzaffarpur and the surrounding areas susceptible to AES outbreak in children. Every year a large number of children die of this disease.
The worst AES outbreak has been reported in various villages of Minapur, Kanti, Musahari and Paroo blocks of Muzaffarpur district. For the treatment of AES, a special hospital ward has been set up by the health department in Muzaffarpur.
From time to time, awareness campaigns have also been carried out in rural areas by the district administration and the health department but till date they have failed in eradicating this disease. However, a lesser number of patients suffering from this disease have been reported this year.
Patna, July 6 (IANS) At least 250 villagers of Bihar's Munger district fell ill after consuming 'prasad'.The incident occurred on Monday evening in Kothwa village where a 'Puja' was held in the house of a villager named Mahesh Koda.The villagers complained of abdominal pain, vomiting and loose motions, two to three hours after they ate the holy offering."It was a case of food poisoning prima facie. We have collected the samples of the holy offerings and sent them for a lab test. The actual reason will be ascertained only after the test report," said Dr N.K. Mehta, in-charge of the community health centre in Dharahara block."As the patients became ill in large numbers, it was complete chaos in the village. Majority of the victims are children. Some of them managed to reach a health centre in Dharahara while many others have taken medicines from village doctors," Dr Mehta said."We have sent three ambulances and a team of health employees in Kothwa village to take care of the victims. The villagers said that they ate the holy offerings at the house of Mahesh Koda and fell ill," he said.--IANSajk/kr
Patna, June 25 (IANS) A nurse allegedly injected an empty syringe into the arms of a youth during Covid vaccination drive in Chapra town in Bihar's Saran, an official said on Friday.After a video of the purported incident, which occurred on June 21, went viral on social media on Friday, the official said that the nurse concerned was removed from the Covid centre and the Health Department has issued show cause notice to her.Azher Hussain went to Covid vaccination centre at Behrampur Imambara Madarsa, along with his friend Aman Khan, to take the first dose.During vaccination, the nurse, without filling the vaccine into the syringe, had injected it into Hussin's arm, and the entire process was captured into the mobile phone by Aman Khan. However, neither noted that the syringe was empty and happily returned home.It was only after seeing the video at home that a shocked Hussain realised that an empty syringe was injected into his arm.In the video, the woman nurse was found interacting with others, as she took the syringe from a wrapper and injected it into his arm without filling it with the vaccine. The Civil Surgeon of Saran district did not respond to this incident despite repeated attempts.--IANSajk/vd