Days after the death toll caused by Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur has reached 104, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is slated to visit the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, where more than 80 children have reportedly died from the disease.
The state government is facing flak after several of its minister’s apparent apathy towards the deathsj.
On Monday, during a State Health Department meeting, Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey was heard asking about a cricket match. In a video of the meeting, Pandey could be heard asking, “What about the match?” to which another person replies “4th wicket down.”
Earlier in the day, another video had surfaced wherein, MoS Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey was seen sleeping during a press conference of Union Minister Harsh Vardhan.