Muzaffarpur, Jun17 : A social activist today filed a petition in a local court against Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey over deaths of large number of children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).
Tamanna Hashmi, a resident of Sheikhpur village in the district, filed the petition in the court of chief judicial magistrate S K Tiwari against the two over deaths of children due to AES.
Hashmi alleged that negligence on the part of Harshvardhan and Pandey was responsible for deaths of children due to AES. He said 82 children had died till yesterday. No research on AES was done though it had claimed hundreds of lives in the region since long.
The court posted the matter for hearing on June 24. (UNI)