district health

Babus’ interference in health sector angers Bihar’s doctors


September 10th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) Government doctors in Bihar are fed up of bureaucratic interference in the state's health sector and are blaming 'babus' (officials) for the failure to provide healthcare ... Read more...

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Probe begins into children’s deaths in Tirupati hospital


August 16th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The health authorities in Andhra Pradesh Thursday began a probe into the death of five children at the S.V.R. Ruia Government General Hospital in Tirupati ... Read more...

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Bihar to give Rs 50,000 for encephalitis victims


June 13th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 13 (IANS) The families of children, who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) will be paid a monetary compensation, officials said Wednesday.The state government has announced a compensation ... Read more...

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Ten children die of measles in Bihar


March 24th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 24 (IANS) At least 10 children died in a village in Bihar's Madhubani district due to a disease commonly referred as 'khasra' or measles, an official said Saturday."Eight ... Read more...

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Hunt for NGO directors after tubectomies on 53 women


January 10th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 10 (IANS) Bihar Police were Tuesday looking for the directors of a voluntary organisation that conducted a health camp where three unqualified volunteers performed tubectomies on 53 women ... Read more...

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Death toll from illicit alcohol in eastern India reaches 146


December 15th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by BNO News
KOLKATA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result of people consuming illegal liquor in India's eastern state of West Bengal rose to at least 146 on Thursday, a health ... Read more...

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At least 60 die after drinking illicit alcohol in eastern India


December 15th, 2011 - 3:25 am ICT by BNO News
KOLKATA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- More than 60 people have died after consuming illegal liquor in India's eastern state of West Bengal, police said on Wednesday. Dozens more are seriously ill. The victims ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 3 kids in Bihar, toll at 92


December 8th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 8 (IANS) Suspected Japanese encephalitis, which causes irritation and swelling of the brain, has claimed three more lives since Wednesday, taking the toll to 92 children in Bihar's ... Read more...

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Two more kids die of encephalitis in Bihar, toll 85


November 17th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis, which causes irritation and swelling of the brain, has claimed the lives of 85 children in Bihar's Gaya district in the last two-and-a-half months, ... Read more...

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Bihar: Suspected brain disease kills 54 children


October 3rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 3 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis, a brain infection, has killed three more children in Bihar's Gaya district, taking the death toll due to the disease to 54, an official ... Read more...

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Suspected brain disease kills 51 kids in Bihar


October 1st, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 1 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis, a brain fever, has killed 51 children in Bihar's Gaya district in the last seven weeks, with three more kids succumbing to the disease ... Read more...

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Suspected brain disease kills five children


September 20th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis, a brain infection, killed five more children in Bihar's Gaya district, taking the death toll in the state due to the disease to 30, ... Read more...

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Bihar: Suspected encephalitis kills six more


September 14th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 14 (IANS) With six more children dying, encephalitis is now suspected to have claimed 25 young lives in Bihar, an official said Wednesday.The six children died in the ... Read more...

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19 children dead in Bihar, encephalitis suspected


September 12th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) With three more children dying, encephalitis is now suspected to have claimed 19 young lives in Bihar, an official said Monday even as the state is ... Read more...

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Suspected brain disease kills five in Bihar


September 10th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis, a brain infection, killed five children in Bihar's Gaya district, taking the death toll in the state due to the disease to 16, an ... Read more...

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Suspected brain disease kills nine kids in Bihar


September 6th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 6 (IANS) Nine children have died of suspected encephalitis, an acute brain infection, in Bihar's Gaya district during the last two weeks, a health official said ... Read more...

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Bihar’s mystery disease identified as toll rises to 41


June 23rd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 23 (IANS) The mystery disease that has rocked Bihar and killed six more children by Thursday morning, has at last been identified. It is encephalitis, an official ... Read more...

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Seven more children die of mysterious illness in Bihar


June 19th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Seven more children have died of a mysterious disease in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district taking the death toll to 20, officials said Sunday.The children reported high fever, ... Read more...

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Mysterious disease kills 13 children in Bihar


June 18th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Thirteen children have died of a mysterious disease in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district during the past five days, officials said Saturday. Of these, five children succumbed in ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccines go waste in Pakistan


January 22nd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) District health officials in Pakistan are "not very keen" to use swine flu vaccines donated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), thus resulting in the country's failure to ... Read more...

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Two women die after sterilisation in Bihar


December 27th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 27 (IANS) Two women died after undergoing a sterilisation operation at a primary health centre in Bihar's Purnia district, police said Monday.Gunjan Devi, 25, and Somna Devi, 28, died late ... Read more...

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82 ill after eating pork at funeral feast


November 3rd, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 3 (IANS) At least 82 people, including eight children, fell ill after eating pork at a funeral gathering in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills district, an official said Wednesday."The people complained ... Read more...

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Bring diarrhoea patient to hospital in Orissa, get reward


September 10th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) In a bid to check further spread of diarrhoea that killed 35 people since August in 79 village in Rayagada district, Orissa Friday announced an incentive for bringing ... Read more...

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War of words between Unicef, Pak officials over ‘fake relief camp’


September 1st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 1 (ANI): A 'fake relief camp' which was set up in Charsadda for a few hours' for the visit of Unicef's Executive-Director Anthony Lake, has resulted in a war of ... Read more...

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Mexico dog owners urged to dispose pets’ excreta


August 16th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) The Mexico City government has urged dog owners to remove their pets' excreta from roads when they take them out as it was spreading a foul smell ... Read more...

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Orissa village on high alert after Dengue case detected


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirBalishali Village (Orissa), Aug.2 (ANI): The tribal dominated Balisahi village of Orissa has been put on high alert since a Dengue case was detected here last week.Twenty two-year-old Pramila ... Read more...

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Suspected anthrax outbreak in Orissa, 25 ill


July 31st, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) At least 25 people, including six women, and a child have fallen ill with suspected anthrax contracted from dead animals in Orissa's Sundergarh district, health official said Friday. The ... Read more...

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Contaminated water claims five lives in Ahmedabad District


July 19th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, July 19 (ANI): Five persons have died and several others hospitalised after consuming water from a well at Ghoda village in Ahmedabad district on Sunday.Reportedly, people developed symptoms of vomiting and ... Read more...

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Twenty children die of mysterious illness in Bihar


June 11th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Twenty children, including eight in the last forty eight hours, have died of a mysterious disease in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, officials said Friday. "In the last one week ... Read more...

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Lack of awareness killing thousands of snake bite victims


June 7th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Snake bites claim over 3,000 lives every year in West Bengal due to lack of training among doctors and dearth of awareness among patients, despite ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks help of American experts to study blindness


March 31st, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 31 (IANS) The Bihar government has sought help from American eye experts to examine the reason behind as many as 18 children being born blind in the past three months ... Read more...

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Mukherjee allocates more for health, focus on rural populace (Lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India's health allocation has gone up by Rs.2,700 crore to Rs.22,300 crore (Rs.223 billion/$4.82 billion) with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee particularly focussing on rural heath in ... Read more...

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Shimla water suspect after hepatitis outbreak


January 30th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 30 (IANS) Authorities collected water samples for testing in this Himachal Pradesh capital Saturday after seven out of eight blood samples of jaundice patients tested positive for Hepatitis E. The samples ... Read more...

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18 kids born blind in three months in Bihar district


January 7th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 7 (IANS) As many as 18 children were born blind in the last three months in Bihar's Bhojpur district, an eye specialist said Thursday. Local and outside doctors have ... Read more...

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10 lose eyesight after surgery, Andhra orders probe (Lead)


October 26th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 26 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Monday ordered a probe after 10 people, who underwent cataract surgery in a free eye check-up camp in a hospital Oct 20, lost their ... Read more...

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