In a shocking incident, skeletons of 108 children were found behind the compound of a hospital which is in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. It has been reported that the children died due to Japanese Encephalitis or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).
News Agency ANI posted pictures of the deceased which depict human bones and broken skull fragments lying behind the compound of Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur.
According to SKMCH medical superintendent SK Shahi, the skeletal remains could have been disposed off by the post-mortem department of the hospital.
He said, “Post-mortem department is under the principal but it should be done with a humane approach. I’ll talk to the principal and ask him to constitute an investigating committee.”
Bihar: Human skeletal remains found behind Sri Krishna Medical College & Hospital, Muzaffarpur. SK Shahi, MS SKMCH says,"Postmortem dept is under Principal but it should be done with a humane approach. I'll talk to the Principal & ask him to constitute an investigating committee" pic.twitter.com/TBzuo2ZnqP— ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2019
An investigation team visited the spot where the human skeletal remains were spotted.
After observing the area, the investigation team found out that unclaimed bodies were burnt behind the hospital. While the hospital is being criticised severely after 108 patients suffering from AES died during treatment, this could raise questions related to how unclaimed bodies are disposed off.
Bihar: An investigation team of Sri Krishna Medical College & Hospital, Muzaffarpur visits the spot where human skeletal remains have been found. SKMCH's Dr Vipin Kumar, says, "Skeletal remains have been found here. Detailed information will be provided by the Principal." pic.twitter.com/Te32KjfHOK— ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2019
According to media reports, at least 128 children have died due to AES, which causes brain fever or Chamki, in Muzaffarpur.