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Muzaffurpur encephalopathy: A multi-ministry coordination and comprehensive action plan is the answer
Dr KK Aggarwal,  20 June 2019
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The outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Muzaffurpur has claimed 109 lives so far. AES has been occurring every year for the past so many years with no solution in sight.A visit by the Chief Minister of the state, or the state or central health minister is alone not the answer.Since this is a local outbreak in Muzaffarpur and adjoining districts, the state should declare a public health emergency and invoke the Essential Commodities Act. This would bring the entire state health services, both gov
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