AES outbreak puts focus on ailing healthcare infrastructure in Bihar
- About 79.5% of 1,719 villages in Muzaffarpur district do not have a public healthcare facility, shows data
- Bihar faces a shortage of 1,210 sub-centres, 131 PHCs, and 389 CHCs
NEW DELHI : The rising death toll of children suffering from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district not only points to a health crisis, but also the crippling healthcare infrastructure in the state.
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