Epidemiologists from National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), senior pediatricians, laboratory technicians from central level are present in Muzaffarpur since June 12.
Giving details of the status of available clinical human resource, the Bihar government said there was 57 per cent and 71 per cent vacancy of doctors and nurses respectively.
Acute Encephalitis Syndrome has now reached Assam as 10 people have lost their lives.
A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai asked the Bihar government to file an affidavit on the adequacy of medical facilities, nutrition and sanitation and the hygiene conditions in the state.
Moreover, the district does not have enough Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres
Bihar's healthcare nightmare comes at a time when India is charting out plans to build its own space station, and also land on the Moon.
The health minister reviewed the situation at a high-level meeting which was attended by senior officers of the Health Ministry, Indian Council of Medical Researcg (ICMR) and AIIMS.