Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced an ex-gratia of Rs four lakh each. Kumar expressed grief over the children's death in Muzaffarpur and ordered payment of Rs four lakh as ex-gratia to the kin of the deceased, an official release said. He also directed the officials of the Health Department and the district administration as well as doctors to take all possible measures to tackle the disease.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is scheduled to visit Muzaffarpur on Sunday to take stock of the situation. He will hold meetings with doctors and officials of both the central and state governments.
Vardhan is also scheduled to hold a review meeting with the officials of the Health and other departments concerned of the state government in Patna later in the day.
He will be accompanied by state Health Minister Mangal Pandey during his visit to Muzaffarpur.
He expressed grief over the deaths and cancelled all the functions for welcoming him in view of the brain fever that has taken a heavy toll on children's lives