Poverty, not lychees, the real culprit in Indian 'brain fever' outbreak

Poverty, not lychees, the real culprit in Indian 'brain fever' outbreak

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2019-06-21 11:52

An Indian health ministry survey found that none of Muzaffarpur's 103 primary health centres were even considered fit for evaluation, the Times of India reported. (Photo: AFP/STR) 

HICHARA, India: From lychees to heat, the factors behind almost 120 children dying in eastern India this month are many, but there are two underlying and preventable root causes: poverty and bad governance.

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