The number of viral fever cases is increasing day by day in Bihar, with hospital beds and supplies running out due to sudden demand.
The viral fever outbreak had earlier taken in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi NCR in its grasp, with multiple cases reported in each district.
Worsening of the Viral fever outbreak is reported in Bihar significantly as allocation of oxygen is done for the children to fight the illness. As per doctors, children are being admitted with infections in the lungs and bronchitis.
As per media reports, Dr. Lokesh Tiwari, the pediatrician in Patna AIIMS said, “The children are infected with an unknown virus that causes infection in the lungs. The children are also suffering from bronchitis as well. Hence, we have put the majority of the children on oxygen supports.”
Several districts in Bihar are facing a shortage of hospital beds. Many medical facilities are not equipped to deal with such a growing number of patients in the pediatric wards. As per reports, nearly 80 percent of the NICU and PICU wards in districts are filled with viral fever patients.
Most of the children admitted with viral fever symptoms are facing infections in their lungs and bronchitis. In the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) Muzaffarpur, there are reportedly 102 beds in the PICU ward. There are currently 107 children admitted to the hospital, with around 80 percent of them on oxygen, as per reports.
Districts in Bihar such as Saran, Gopalganj, West, Champaran currently seeing a spike in viral fever cases across their jurisdiction. As per reports, 400 cases of children reported being down with viral fever in these districts only.
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