According to sources, NBMCH is under pressure as more patients are admitted to the hospital.
" Doctors are referring all patients to NBMCH to get the Japanese encephalitis test done.
There is an encephalitis detection unit in Malda, which can also conduct Japanese encephalitis test," NBMCH medical superintendent Sabyasachi Das told M AIL T ODAY on Wednesday.
While the NBMCH has a maximum capacity of 550 beds, nearly 1,500 patients have been admitted to the hospital, which is also undergoing severe staff crunch.
However, NBMCH said the situation was under control.
They had Japanese Encephalitis and the boy had been tested negative," said superintendent at NBMCH, Doctor Amarendra Nath Sarkar.