Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) is deeply saddened at the horrific deaths of over 100 children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) over the past few days at the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. We express heartfelt condolences to the families of the young children who have lost their lives.
JSA demands that the Government initiates immediate measures for the treatment and prevention of AES to prevent further deaths. We also demand that concrete and long term steps be taken to ameliorate and strengthen the public health system instead of pushing the country towards privatisation and insurance-based model of healthcare.
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