AES cases: Design of 100-bedded PICU at Muzaffarpur finalised, says Harsh Vardhan

Published: Jun 23, 2019, 11:56 am IST
AES cases: Design of 100-bedded PICU at

After reviewing the status of AES cases of Bihar with senior officers of the Health Ministry, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister has said that the site and design of 100 bedded paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Muzaffarpur has been finalised.

‘The central and state teams have finalised the site and design of 100 bedded PICU at Muzaffarpur, which will be supported under a centrally-sponsored scheme,’ Dr Vardhan said here.

The Union Health Minister is reviewing the AES cases on a daily basis with the Health Ministry officials.

Dr Vardhan said there has been one death and one new admission on Saturday. There are currently 84 patients in Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), of whom four patients are in critical condition and under constant watch, he added.

The Health Minister said the multi-disciplinary central team has been camping at Muzaffarpur for over a week now.

‘With the support of state and district administration, efforts of social and behavior change at the community level and early identification and management at primary health care facilities have been strengthened,’ he mentioned.

He added that clinical management of AES is also being supported by the multi-disciplinary central teams and patients are receiving round the clock clinical, diagnostic and drug support.