Patna, June 17: In a shocking incident, Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey inquired about the India-Pakistan World Cup match score during a press meeting held by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. The video of the incident went viral on social media. In the video, Pandey can be seen sitting with Harsh Vardhan and MoS Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey. Encephalitis Death Toll Mounts to 100 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar Govt Announces Rs 4 Lakh Ex-Gratia.
During the meeting, he asked about the number of wickets fallen. After which some replied that four wickets had fallen. The meeting was held to find out ways to control the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) deaths in the state. Encephalitis Death in Bihar: NHRC Seeks Report From State Chief Secretary.
Video of the Incident:
#WATCH Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey asks for latest cricket score during State Health Department meeting over Muzaffarpur Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) deaths. (16.6.19) pic.twitter.com/EVenx5CB6G
— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2019
The death toll in Bihar rose to 104 lives in Muzaffarpur. The most number of casualties occurred in Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH). Harsh Vardhan visited the hospital on Sunday. The Bihar government announced Rs 4 Lakh each to the family member of deceased and free of cost treatment for the affected. 'Strike on Encephalitis', Says RJD After Amit Shah Tweets on Team India's Win Against Pakistan in CWC 2019.
"The ambulance facility will be free of cost, if someone comes to the hospital in a Pvt vehicle, the fare will be reimbursed to them. Expenses of all treatment will be borne by state govt. Ex-gratia of Rs 4 Lakh each will be given to families of deceased," chief secretary of Bihar Deepak Kumar said on Encephalitis. National Human Right Commission (NHRC) has also issued a notice to Kumar seeking a detailed report in deaths due to AES in Muzaffarpur.