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Ostracized HIV Victim of Bihar Commits Suicide

A HIV positive man hailing from a Bihar village, who was socially ostracized, committed suicide by setting himself on fire. The man, whose name is not known, was the only bread earner and immolated himself two days ago in a village in Jamui district, about 150 km from here. The immediate p...

British Doctor of Indian Origin Saves Bihar Woman's Life

Patna: A botched up family planning operation would have claimed one more woman's life in Bihar if a visiting British doctor of Indian origin// wasn't there to perform a lifesaving surgery. London-based doctor Ashok Vardhan's visit to Purnea district, 300 km from here, was a boon for Vijayant...

12 Kids In Bihar Die Due To A Mysterious Disease

A mysterious disease showing symptoms of high fever and bodyache has killed 12 children in Bihar in the last two days. // According to official sources, 12 children died in two or three villages in Sikta block in West Champaran district due to the disease commonly referred as 'khasra' by local ...

Migrant Bihar Labourers Bring Dengue Home

Migrant Bihari labourers coming home for the festive season comprise most of the dengue cases in Bihar, where 12 people have been afflicted with the mosquito-borne virus so far.// State health officials say this could heighten the threat of dengue in the state. Most of the suspected den...

Two-year-old Boy of Bihar Weighs 35 kg

A two-year-old boy in Bihar weighs an unbelievable 35 kg and his worried parents are trying out different doctors to find out the cause. // Ayush behaves like any normal child despite his weight, said his father Kanhal Singh, who stays in Muzaffarpur district, 70 km from Patna. "He love...

Brainstorming session for Bihar legislators on AIDS

Alarmed by the rising cases of HIV positive patients in Bihar, a high profile meeting of members of both the houses of the state legislature and those connected// with AIDS awareness programme has been called to discuss ways and means for a more forceful drive against the dreaded disease, official ...

Measles Outbreak In Bihar Creates Panic

The measles outbreak in a Bihar village has created much panic and confusion among the villagers who continue to sincerely worship the village deity hoping that the goddess would answer their prayers. // Some people even feel that the disease is a divine curse commonly referred to as 'khasra' by lo...

Both Kidneys Robbed From A Poor Rickshaw Driver In Bihar

Even after the implementation of the Human Organ Transplant Act to prevent commercialization of human organs, instances of ‘organ theft’ only reflect the lacunae existing in the Indian health care system//. The recent report of bilateral kidney retrieval and death of a poor rickshaw driver in Bihar...

Blood Goes Down the Drain in Bihar Hospital

Did you know that blood is the most common fluid connective tissue being transplanted everyday from one person to the other? The demand for blood and its derived products only keeps increasing day by day. Even though in high demand, donor blood literally went down the drain in a hospital after...

Five patients die amid Bihar doctors' strike

Patna, July 16 (IANS) Five patients have died amid a strike by junior doctors at the Patna Medical College// and Hospital (PMCH), which entered its third day Saturday crippling medical services. Two patients died Saturday while three others died Friday, sources said. Hundreds of patients, most...

Woman prisoner in Bihar found HIV positive

Patna, July 18 (IANS) A woman prisoner in a Bihar jail was detected as HIV positive //and admitted to a government hospital for treatment. The 30-year-old, an under trial in Beur Jail here, was diagnosed as HIV positive at the Patna Medical College and Hospital this month. It is the first such...

Doctors Strike Paralysed Health Services in Bihar

Health services have been paralysed in a Bihar district as hundreds of doctors went on a strike to protest the failure of the police in rescuing two abducted school students who are close relatives of a medical practitioner. Doctors in Begusarai district, about 125 km from the state capita...

Harbinger of Hope for Kala Azar Victims of Bihar

Patna: Landless labourers of a Bihar village affected by Kala Azar, will soon have a decent house, thanks to the government's plan// to check the spread of the deadly disease. Dream of a pucca house made of brick and mortar is all set to become a reality for these landless labourers of Naubat...

Seven Polio Cases Detected in Bihar

Patna: The battle against polio is far from over in Bihar with seven new cases detected this year - an alarming jump in the infectious disease// in a state that has vowed to eradicate it by 2007-end. 'It is sad to admit that seven new polio cases surfaced in the state till the first week of...

Battle Against Polio Far from Over in Bihar

Patna: The battle against polio is far from over in Bihar, which recorded 51 new cases in 2006.// "The situation is not good. New polio cases surfaced in the state even though millions were spent on a series of immunization drives," said a health official. Unofficial sources put the fig...

New polio cases detected in Bihar

The battle against polio is far from over in Bihar with the detection of new cases in those districts that are not covered in the June-July immunisation drive this year//. Eight districts of Magadh and Patna divisions were not covered under the drive.Two new polio cases were detected in Jehana...

Ostracized AIDS Patient Commits Suicide in Bihar

Upset with ostracism by family members and villagers, a woman who lost her husband to AIDS and is now diagnosed with the disease //committed suicide in her Bihar home. Premila Devi, 40, from Tilaei village in Rohtas district, ended her life by jumping into a well Saturday, just a few months a...

Legislative Forum On HIV/AIDS Control In Bihar

Cutting across party lines, Bihar legislators today resolved to constitute a high-level body on the lines of parliamentarians' forum on HIV/AIDS to create awareness among the people of the state on the disease. // The resoultion to constitute the body was moved by state RJD President and nati...

Over Two-dozen Children Succumbs to Encephalitis in Bihar

More than 25 children have died of suspected encephalitis and many affected children have been battling for survival in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district for the past few days //. The district administration has sounded a high alert to check the spread of the killer disease. The children reported ...

Violence Erupts In A Pro-quota Rally In Bihar

Over 35 persons including four photojournalists and some policemen were injured in the violence that erupted between the policemen and pro-quota protesters// on Friday and the subsequent lathi-charge. This was the first pro-quota demonstration by students not only in Patna, but in the country...

Filmmaker Prakash Jha To Set Up Ultra-Modern Hospital In Bihar

Filmmaker Prakash Jha has offered to set up an ultra-modern medical college and hospital in his home district of Bettiah in Bihar//. Jha said his desire to turn the Mata Janki Kunwar Hospital in Bettiah to a full-fledged medical college and hospital was part of his goal to see Bihar on the dev...

Encephalitis Claims 25 Lives In Bihar

Suspected encephalitis in India’s Bihar State has taken a toll of 25 lives including that of three children. There is panic among the people of Bagaha District of the State after the deaths. //Chanrika Roy, the Health Minister of Bihar however seems to be unaware of the disease. The district ...

AmeriCares Launches India Operations

...nce valued at over $45 million that has helped nearly 10 million people. Current partners include: Project Concern International in Pune, Maharashtra, bihar and Tamil Nadu; Niramaya Health Foundation in Mumbai; Society for Service to Voluntary Agencies in Maharashtra; Duncan Emmanuel Hospital Association i...

Animal Rescue Operations Underway in Flooded Bihar, India

...wire/ -- Entire villages have been washed away in India's northern state of bihar after a deadly combination of monsoon rains and a dam burst caused a deluge... precautions to prevent worm infestations and disease outbreaks. Northern bihar consisting of Supaul, Madhepura, Araria, Purnea, Kishangaj districts border...

Millions of Births Still Go Unreported in India

...gaged with the office of the registrar general, India and the registrars' offices in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, bihar and Jharkhand, to strengthen the existing system of birth registrations in the country. Siddham said grass root mobilization has been initiat...

India Records Substantial Decline in Polio Cases

...t immunisation rounds using a monovalent polio vaccine in Uttar Pradesh and bihar had checked the spread of the disease this year. The focus has been on reac...pe out polio from India,' he said. The ministry has also asked the bihar and Uttar Pradesh governments to engage regularly with their district admin...

Bihar Under the Grip of Kala Azar

... Thousands are dying in bihar due to kala azar, a deadly parasitic disease trans... "A large number of patients in flood-prone north bihar districts hardly report to health centres and die ...kur said. Currently, 31 of 38 districts in bihar are in the grip of the disease. "Dengue de...

India's Senior Citizens Number Nearly 77 Mn

...n, Uttar Pradesh tops the chart with 11.6 million elderly. Maharashtra follows with 8.45 million senior citizens. West Bengal has 5.7 million, bihar and Tamil Nadu have 5.5 million senior citizens each. Delhi is home to 719,650 citizens above the age of 60. At the other end of the s...

Government to Amend Birth Registration Act

...stration" - organised jointly by the UNICEF and the NGO Plan India. According to government estimates, states that are lagging behind most are bihar and Jharkhand where the birth registration rate is between 0-30 percent, followed closely by Uttar Pradesh and Assam. Sikri said the governmen...

Government to Amend Birth Registration Act

...istration'- organised jointly by the UNICEF and the NGO Plan India. According to government estimates, states that are lagging behind most are bihar and Jharkhand where the birth registration rate is between 0-30 percent, followed closely by Uttar Pradesh and Assam. Sikri said the governments ...

Ganges River Dolphins Continue to Die in India

...ng net," an official said. This was the fifth dolphin found dead in bihar in the last one year, causing concern to conservationists and wildlife enth...Alarmed over the dwindling number of the rare river dolphins in the Ganges, bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had announced a move to save the species last y...

Jharkhand Reeling Under Heat Wave

...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 with 44.7 d...

Small Pox Scare Put West Bengal on High Alert

...go. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared India a smallpox free country in 1977. The last case of smallpox in India was reported in May 1975 in bihar when around 1,400 people were infected. Smallpox is caused by the attack of two types of viral strains - variola major and variola minor. The ...

Every Child Needs to Be Vaccinated to Lead India into a Polio Free Future - Ramadoss

...dinary efforts have been made in Uttar Pradesh and bihar with frequent immunization rounds every four-week ...newborns, in the highest risk areas. Some areas in bihar have already had six immunization rounds. ... The Minister asked the Health Ministers of UP and bihar to strengthen political oversight and engagement t...

Experts Stresses the Need for National Vaccination Policy

...ollege. The national rate of success for the vaccination programme is 42 percent, with wide regional variation. While it is just 11 percent in bihar and 44 percent in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu claims a success rate of more than 90 percent. India's vaccination story began in 1948 when the BCG...

Polio Cases In The Country

... February 2007 ? One SNID implemented in UP, bihar and in other high risk States/ districts in March ... has been implemented in 17th endemic districts of bihar on 8th April 2007 ? mOPV1 is being used in e...The SNID in May 2007 will be implemented in UP and bihar other venerable States Increased programmati...

Child Abuse - When God’s Gifts Land in Devils’ Clutchs

...s clocking the highest percentage of child sexual abuse – 86.26%. Andhra Pradesh followed with 72.83 %, Mizoram with 84.64 %, Delhi portrayed 83.12 %, bihar 74.65%. Evidently, child abuse has repercussions that last a lifetime. Many victims of child abuse undergo trauma, and anxiety. Many suffer fr...

TB Incidence on Rise Among Children in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra

...ur states are followed by West Bengal (4,910), Rajasthan (4,142), Karnataka (3,078), Gujarat (2,690), Andhra Pradesh (2,539) Madhya Pradesh (2,298)and bihar (2,174). The other states where TB is increasingly affecting children are Kerala (1,930), Punjab (1,680), Orissa (1,486), Haryana (1,395), Chhat...

Married Women, Children Most Anemic in India

...ctory in the health sector, Babille said 33 percent women in the 15 to 49 years age group are underweight. Among the states, 43 percent women in bihar are underweight followed by Jharkhand (42.6 percent) and Chhattisgarh (41 percent). "Nearly 40 percent of children below the age of three in Maharasht...

Bihar to Wipe Out Kalaazar by 2010

... The bihar government targets to turn the state free of kalaa...rgest parasitic killer in the world after malaria. bihar faced a kalaazar epidemic in 1991 when 250,000 cas...Over 60 percent of the cases in India are found in bihar alone, experts say. Source-IANS...
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