Muzaffarpur deaths put spotlight on poor condition of govt hospitals across India

The Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Bihar's Muzaffarpur where more than 115 children have died due to the 'Chamki', have again put the spotlight on the poor conditions of government hospitals in the country. The Guru Nanak Government Hospital in Amritsar, besides lacking the obvious infrastructure to handle patients in bulk, is suffering from poor hygiene as pile of garbage could be seen inside the hospital premises where both patients and their relatives wait. The same is true for a district hospital in Moradabad, where patients are lying on dirty bed sheets and unhygienic conditions have become an everyday's thing. At UHM government hospital in Kanpur, patients and their relatives are suffering from poor health services. A patient's relative told ANI that hospital is lacking ambulance services and didn't have adequate number of doctors.