Alert issued over Chamki fever in state

Ranchi: An alert has been sounded in the state over Chamki Fever (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome). Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni has directed all the medical colleges and civil surgeons to keep an eye on the spread of the disease and also take all possible steps for its control.

Mr Kulkarni said that the death of children continues to take place in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar and so far more than 150 children have died. He said that in Jharkhand also this year test of 305 suspected patients of AES was done on RIMS Ranchi and MGM Jamshedpur out of which 11 cases of Japanese Encephalitis was detected after which the alert has been sounded.

Mr Kulkarni has directed the civil surgeons to make all possible arrangements for treatment of patients who would be found suffering from the disease.

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