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Jharkhand reports 13,000 Malaria cases

Jharkhand has recorded a sudden increase in malaria cases with the onset of the monsoons, with a survey// detecting 13,000 people affected by the disease. ....A drive launched by the state health department to ascertain the number of malaria cases detected 13,000 people suffering from the disease after testing 100,000 blood samples. ....According to a health department official, the blood sampl...

Jharkhand To Have Mobile Hospital

A mobile hospital will soon be launched in Jharkhand for poor people in the state.// ....Initially five such mobile hospitals will begin operating from January next year. .. ..A health department official told IANS: "These mobile hospitals with expert doctors will cover rural areas in 22 districts where the poor are deprived of medical facilities." .. ..Each mobile hospital will be equipped with...

Jharkhand Gives Health industry status

The state government of Jharkhand has given health the status of industry. The positive step forward will enable the health sector to receive all facilities provided under the industrial policy. Nursing homes // and pathological labs will receive incentives and infrastructure support. ....The government move is expected to give a new lease of life to the health sector in state, where half the po...

Jharkhand Pharmacies Refuse To Sell Viagra

Pharmacies in Jharkhand will not stock or sell Viagra, as they fear it may result in people “going berserk and creating law and order problems//.” .."We will not sale the drug as it may lead to some people going berserk and creating law and order problems," said Amar Sinha, general secretary of the Jharkhand Chemist and Druggist Association (JCDA). ....Suman, a medical shop owner, added: "The com...

Jharkhand Chemists to Boycott Viagra

Chemists in Jharkhand are refusing to stock the sexual elixir Viagra saying that it would lead people to "berserk and create law and order problems." Viagra hit Indian shores// seven years after it created waves worldwide for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). .. "We will not sale the drug as it may lead to some people going berserk and creating law and order problems," said Amar Sinha,...

Yoga Guru Ramdev Invited to Tap Ayurveda Potential by Jharkhand Govt

It has been proposed by the Jharkhand government to donate nearly 100 acres of land to guru Baba Ramdev to exploit the potential of Ayurveda.// The yoga guru has also been invited to set up a facility for manufacture and marketing of Ayurvedic medicine preparations using the abundant state reserve of medicinal plants. ....The government is likely to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with...

Ramdev Signs MOU With Jharkhand Govt To Set Up Ayurveda Hospital

Yoga guru Ramdev signed agreements with the Jharkhand government to set up an ayurveda college-cum-hospital and to promote the efficacy of herbal plants.// ..The memorandums of understanding were signed in the presence of Chief Minister Arjun Munda and Ramdev. ..Announcing government aid of Rs.10 million for the planned hospital, Munda said: "We are working hard to develop Jharkhand as a herbal...

Jharkhand Govt Tie Up With Ramdev To Preserve Rare Herbal Plants

A herbarium will be set up in Jharkhand to preserve the rare herbal plants that are on the verge of extinction. The government has tied up with yoga guru Ramdev in setting up the herbarium.// ..The Tribal Research Institute (TRI) in the state will set up the herbarium at Bariatu in Ranchi with an initial investment of Rs.150,000. Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yoga Peeth will collaborate with TRI in th...

Jharkhand To Host Chicken Festival

A chicken festival has been planned in Jharkhand improve the business of farmers, that has been affected due to the bird flu scare//. A variety of mouth-watering chicken dishes would be on the platter. ..The dishes to be served during the festival March 26 will include - chicken tikka, reshmi kebab, chilli chicken, chicken lollipop, roast, chicken butter masala and kadai chicken. ....Doctors wi...

Jharkhand Faces Acute Shortage Of Life-saving Drugs

Jharkhand is facing scarcity of life saving drugs as most companies have stopped supply citing 'anomalies' in the Value Added Tax (VAT) system// implemented since April 1. ..'The companies have withdrawn the supply of drugs due to confusion over the VAT', said Deepak Sinha, a chemist. ....The shortage has put patients in a difficult situation as medicines for heart ailments, blood pressure and d...

Druggists On Strike In Jharkhand To Protest Against VAT Anomalies

Jharkhand druggists go on an indefinite strike, protesting against the anomalies in the Value Added Tax (VAT) implemented from April 1.// ....Medical shops in Jharkhand have downed their shutters for an indefinite period, with the druggist association protesting anomalies in the Value Added Tax (VAT) implemented from April 1. ....The Jharkhand Chemist and Druggist Association (JCDA) are unhappy...

Jharkhand Druggists Call Off Strike

Jharkhand chemists Monday called off a strike to protest anomalies in the value added tax (VAT) implemented from April 1 after Finance Minister Raghubar Das promised an ordinance to accept their demands. // ...."We have called off the strike as the finance minister has accepted our demand and assured to bring an ordinance to ensure VAT implementation on only the maximum retail price (MRP)," said...

Jharkhand man turns beggar to pay hospital bill

A man in Jharkhand has turned to begging in order to pay his wife's medical bills at a Jamshedpur hospital// . ....Anwar's wife Mehrunisa was admitted to the Tata Memorial Hospital in May after being critically ill, local media reports said. After treatment, she was declared fit on June 12. However, the couple were shocked to receive a whopping Rs.22,000 bill - an amount beyond Anwar's economic...

Jharkhand Government to Open More Medical Institutes: CM

Jharkhand will open more medical institutes and increase the number of seats in existing facilities to fill the lacuna of doctors in the state as well as accommodate// the central government's proposed quota policy, says Chief Minister Arjun Munda. ...."We will increase the number of seats in medical institutions and open more institutes in the state," said Munda, pointing out that the state need...

Corporate Groups To Participate In Jharkhand Health Care Scheme

The Tata group, the Essar group and the Jindal group have committed to contribute in a non-profit charitable trust that would ensure medicare for people leaving Below Poverty Line in Jharkhand. // ....In the country's first public-private partnership, the Sarva Swasthya Mission trust is being formed by Jharkhand Government in partnership with the major corporate groups, an official release said...

Jharkhand Ropes in Private Players for Health Scheme

In a unique public-private partnership in healthcare, the Jharkhand government has set up a trust that will ensure medical care for the poor that will be partly funded// by private investors in the state. ....The Sarva Swasthya Mission Trust is the brainchild of Chief Minister Arjun Munda who has roped in major investors to provide funds. He has also mooted a proposal for a health card for poor...

Mentally Challenged Boy Kept in Chains in Jharkhand

A 15-year-old mentally challenged boy is being kept in chains in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand//. ....News reports said Mohammed Raja, a resident of Dengura village, about 120 km from here, has been kept in a room tied with chains. "He becomes violent when we remove the chains - sometimes dangerous. Therefore, we have kept him in chains," the boy's elder sister told IANS. ...."Once Raja saw...

Postmen to Deliver Anti-malaria Medicines Along with Letters in Jharkhand

Along with letters the friendly postman will now deliver healthcare at the doorstep of Jharkhand villagers.// ....'Postmen have been engaged to deliver anti-malaria medicines because they are the ones who visit the remotest parts of the state,' said Jharkhand health secretary Sivendu. ....From delivering letters to Assam tea to anti-malaria medicines, the job of a postman is getting diversifie...

HIV Carriers Form an Association to Fight Social Stigma in Jharkhand

To draw strength from each other and fight social stigma, HIV carriers in Jharkhand have formed an association// . ....The Jharkhand Network for People Living with HIV has 200 members. More are likely to join. The association will educate people to treat HIV carriers in a humane manner. It will also seek assistance from the government to ensure adequate healthcare facilities and proper accommoda...

Contract Doctors in Jharkhand Go on Strike

Ranchi: Doctors in Jharkhand who were appointed on contract went on strike from Tuesday demanding regularisation of their services.// ....Around 2,000 doctors were appointed three years ago on contract. Their contract is due to end this March. They are now demanding that their job be regularised. ....Representatives of these doctors held a meeting with state Chief Secretary M.K. Mandal on Monda...

Pichkaris Not So Popular in Jharkhand

A Holi without revellers chasing passers-by with 'pichkaris'? Unthinkable till a few years back. But the new trend in Jharkhand suggests the water sprayer is no longer the most sought-after plaything// among children for celebrating the festival of colours. ....The reason: It's considered unhealthy. ...."Health experts say children should avoid playing with plastic articles and most sprayers ar...

Jharkhand Elephant may Have Been Poisoned

An eight-year-old elephant which died under mysterious circumstances not far from here may have been poisoned, officials say//. ....The animal died Tuesday in Huntar village, 45 km from Ranchi. Forest officials are awaiting an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death. But they suspect it was poisoned. ...."We are not sure but we strongly believe the elephant was poisoned to death by villagers. E...

Women Deliver Babies With Eye Defects in Jharkhand Villages

Nearly 30 women in two Jharkhand villages have given birth to babies with eyesight defects. Environmentalists and villagers has blamed the air and water pollution //caused by coal mining in the area. ....Four women of Chatro village in Giridih district, around 200 km from here, were brought to Ranchi with their newborns Saturday. The babies were admitted to an eye hospital with severe eye defects...

Social Worker in Jharkhand Spreads AIDS Awareness Through Music

A social worker in Jharkhand is using music to spread awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and other health issues. ......Shankar Nayak, a 33-year-old resident of Gumla district, about 130 km from Ranchi, formed a music troupe and started visiting villages to spread awareness about health problems 12 years ago. ......Initially, there were five members in the troupe but no...

Jharkhand Postal Departments Novel Concept to Promote Family Planning

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Jharkhand Reeling Under Heat Wave

Jharkhand is reeling under a heat wave with no forecast for rains in the days to come . ......State capital Ranchi recorded 39.4 degree Celsius Sunday. The highest temperature this summer recorded in the city, which was was once the summer capital of Bihar before the state was bifurcated, was 40 degree Celsius. ......The highest temperature in the state was recorded in steel city Jamshedpur wit...

The Plight of Jharkhand's Mysterious deaf Village

For generations, a village in Jharkhand has produced people who are hard of hearing. But the authorities have hardly lent an ear to their plight. ......The problem has mysteriously persisted for decades in the Muslim-dominated Jhumarvad village of Deogarh district, about 350 km from here. ......Shamshool Mia, a 62-year-old villager, said: "I am hard of hearing since birth. I consulted local do...

Jharkhand Village Shocked to Know About Its Huge HIV Positive Population

Fear gripped Vishnugarh village in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh District after over 100 people reportedly tested HIV positive. ......The victims were those villagers, who had gone out of their village to nearby cities in search of work, only to return with the deadly virus. ......The remote village fraught with poverty, illiteracy, unemployment and underdevelopment has been shocked into disbelief,...
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