Most of the deaths have been due to Hypoglycemia. 7 children have died at Kejriwal hospital, Muzaffarpur, and 23 at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, a release issued by Muzaffarpur District Public Relations Officer Kamal Kumar Singh said Tuesday.
Hypoglycemia is a condition caused by very low level of blood sugar. Dozens of children are still battling for their lives at two hospitals of Muzaffarpur. Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey also confirmed the fact that most of these deaths have been due to Hypoglycemia. AES cases have surfaced in Bihar in such a large number after a gap of three years. Last year, a total 40 cases of AES were reported in which seven deaths occurred.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expressed sorrow over the death of the children. Attending a function organised at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) premises for laying foundation stone of a 500-bed building, Nitish Kumar said, "I am very pained with the children''s deaths in Muzaffarpur. We are very hurt and pained. The Health Department has sent its team to Muzaffarpur which would take stock of the measures being taken to tackle the disease".
Nitish Kumar has urged all the parents to take their children to the nearest Primary Health Centre as they have been equipped with latest equipments and facilities for proper checkups and treatment.