A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to constitute a team of medical experts urgently and provide all necessary medical equipment and other supports. The purpose of PIL is for treatment of children who are succumbing to Encephalitis in Bihar.
The petitioner submitted that more than 126 children has died in the past week in Bihar. The death is due to direct negligence on the part of the respective governments of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Union of India. Furthermore, the petition reads that Article 21 has been violated by the negligence of the state.
The PIL, files by Manohar Pratap and Sanpreet Singh Ajnabi, members of Youth Bar Association, prayed for an extraordinary government order for supply of medical supplies and compensation must be provided to the surviving members of the family.