Government hospitals in India should be revamped

Published: Sun 23 Jun 2019, 9:46 PM

Last updated: Sun 23 Jun 2019, 11:47 PM

It is very painful that over 125 children died in government hospitals in Bihar in suspected AES (acute encephalitis syndrome).
Most of these children belonged to the low-income strata of society and hence are malnourished. For sure such children will not have the strength to fight any disease.
If timely action was taken when the disease was first diagnosed, probably a large number of deaths could have been prevented. The catastrophe is an eye opener which has struck a note of alarm about the prevailing state of healthcare and it is matter of great concern for the nation. It is time the government hospitals in Bihar are revamped since the poor have no other place to seek medical treatment
Ramesh G Jethwani, Bangalore

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