Encephalitis toll in Bihar has risen to 221 since May this year following death of 12 more patients on Wednesday, official sources said.

Altogether 153 children have died due to symptoms of encephalitis in the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital and Kejriwal Charitable Hospital in Muzaffarpur, while 52 children have died in the Patna Medical College and Hospital, Additional Secretary (Health) R. P. Ojha told reporters here.

Letter to Navin Kumar, Chief Secretary, Govt of Bihar from Medha Patkar on Utkal Asbestos Limited [UAL] in Vaishali, Bihar.

Microinsurance or Community-Based Health Insurance is a promising healthcare financing mechanism, which is increasingly applied to aid rural poor persons in low-income countries. Robust empirical evidence on the causal relations between Community-Based Health Insurance and healthcare utilisation, financial protection and other areas is scarce and necessary. This paper contains a discussion of the research design of three Cluster Randomised Controlled Trials in India to measure the impact of Community-Based Health Insurance on several outcomes.

PATNA: Altogether 18 children were born blind in the arsenic affected blocks of Bhojpur district during the past three months, Bihar Health Minister Nand Kishore Yadav confirmed.

The cause of the blindness was not yet known, but health department officials were in touch with ophthalmologists, he said.

Govt. could manage 25-30 days against stipulated 100 days of work per year

Job programme has not done well in the State despite efforts, say official sources

Patna: Angry unemployed residents of a village in Bihar

Around this time of the year, bright yellow flowers carpet the fields in scores of villages in Bihar's Vaishali district. They are not mustard crops waiting to burst into full bloom but cauliflower seeds that have ushered in a revolution of sorts

A frightening spread of encephalitis and cerebral malaria in Bihar's northern and southern districts has killed at least 69 children since July first week, underlining what health experts and Opposition leaders have termed as insufficient medical facilities, poverty and lack of hygiene in the state's rural belts.