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Healthcare Services in Bihar

We all know that Bihar saw the dawn of great empire that dominated Indian political scenario for almost thousand years. But do you know that one of the famous physician in ancient times hailed from Bihar! Jivaka born in modern day Rajgir, in the ancient capital of Magadha around 540 B.C.E. was contemporary of King Bimbisara and later Ajatasatru. Trained in Ayurveda medicine, Jivaka was well versed in Asana and meditation practice. He had the honor to serve Lord Buddha and was also send to Avanti when ruling monarch Pradyota got infected. Thus we see that Bihar shared closed links with medical science since ancient times. Even today Bihar has maintained its standards in terms of medical sciences and has a robust medical infrastructure to serve its citizens.

Healthcare in Bihar

Healthcare Infrastructure of Bihar

Bihar is one of the most populated states in India. Well, Government of Bihar is also concerned about health of its citizens. To maintain good health status in the region, several health programs and schemes are launched from time to time by the Government of Bihar. All these meant to provide medical assistance for needy people in the state. Health And Family Welfare Department, Government of Bihar looks after and regulates overall health care infrastructure in the state. It has many other health bodies operating under its supervision. It plays major role in implementation of all health schemes and family welfare programmes as well. State Health Society, Bihar and its other sub-societies as well as Bihar Medical Services and Infrastructure Corporation Limited (BMSICL), work under Health Department of Bihar Govt. to provide all round health care facilities to people in the state. Further Bihar is fast becoming a medical hub and a growing destination for various ailments. Scores of hospitals, blood banks, medical colleges, ambulance services, path-labs, pharmaceutical stores are turning things in favor of Bihar.

Health and Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Bihar
Address: 1st Floor, Vikas Bhawan, Bailey Road, Patna – 800015
Phone: 0612-2215809, 2290328, 2217681
Website: http://health.bih.nic.in/

State's Vision, Goals and Strategy

Health Indicators of Bihar

Total population (In Crore) : 10.38
Decadal Growth (%) (Census 2011): 25.07
Crude Birth Rate (SRS 2011):27.7
Crude Death Rate (SRS 2011) : 6.7
Natural Growth Rate (SRS 2011): 21.0
Infant Mortality Rate (SRS 2011) : 44
Maternal Mortality Rate (SRS 2007-09): 261
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2011): 3.6
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) : 916
Child Sex Ratio (Census 2011) :933
Primary Health Centre: 1863
Community Health Centre :70
Doctor at PHCs : 3532
Pediatricians at CHCs : 43
Total specialists at CHCs :151
Pharmacist at PHCs & CHCs :439
Laboratory Technicians at PHCs & CHCs : 498
Nursing Staff at PHCs & CHCs : 1736

Source: National Health Mission

  • Universal access to primary health
  • Provide affordable healthcare services
  • Decentralized health services
  • Community participation in healthcare
  • Improving public health system
  • Encourage participation of civil society
  • Private sector participation in tertiary care
  • Promotion of various launched health services
  • Enhancing mobile medical services
  • Encourage family planning
  • Focus on maternal health
  • Provide routine immunization to children
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles amongst people
  • Assuring access to safe and healthy environment
  • Preconception, pregnancy testing and planning
  • To control infant mortality and maternal mortality rate
  • Strengthen Health Management Information System
  • To gain control over vector borne diseases
  • To increases number of ambulances
  • To reduce unsafe abortion


State Health Society, Bihar

State Health Society, Bihar has been specially established to provide proper guidance to all its functionaries about receiving, managing and account for all the funds which are usually received from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. It regulates all NGOs / PPP (Public-Private partnership) components that operate under NRHM in this state. It also manages disbursement of funds and execution of contracts as well as monitors their performance. When it comes to policy development and analysis, SHS play decent role as a resource centre for Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Bihar. It also works to mobilize financial/ non-financial both resources for complementing all NRHM activities in the state of Bihar. Various Sub Societies operating under State Health Society, Bihar includes:
  • Sadar Hospital - Rogi Kalyan Samiti
  • Anumandal Hospital - Rogi Kalyan Samiti
  • Referal Hospital - Rogi Kalyan Samiti
  • Primary Health Center - Rogi Kalyan Samiti
Besides, SHS recruits individual and institutional experts and organizes various meetings, conferences, policy review surveys and studies, workshops and inter-state exchange visits to derive essential inputs for improved implementation of NRHM in entire state of Bihar. SHS also has sub-societies which operate under its supervision and provide health care services in the region.

Advanced Life Saving Ambulance/ 108

State Health Society, Bihar has initiated a special service, 'Advanced Life Saving Ambulance/ 108' for providing quality pre hospital care for the road accident victims, pregnant women, fire victims, cardiac patients and all other emergency cases. Under this scheme, emergency network service is being operated under PPP in Patna district of Bihar state.

Address: Parivar Kalyan Bhavan, Sheikhpura, Patna – 800014
Phone:-+91-612-2281545
Fax: +91-612-2291759
Email: statehealth_society@yahoo.co.in, dc@statehealthsocietybihar.org
Website: http://www.statehealthsocietybihar.org/

Healthcare in BiharAncient Bihar was frontrunner in the field of medical sciences.
Jivaka (540 B.C.E) was one of the earliest physician of India.
He was royal physician of ancient Magadh Empire.
Jivaka got the honor to serve Lord Buddha.
Jivaka is revered as the father of Thai medicine.


Bihar Medical Services & Infrastructure Corporation Limited

To enhance healthcare infrastructure status in the state, Govt. of Bihar has also established a special authority named as Bihar Medical Services & Infrastructure Corporation (BMSICL) operating under Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bihar. Bihar Medical Services & Infrastructure Corporation Limited (BMSICL) has been incorporated on 26th July 2010 under section 617 of Indian Company Act 1956 as per the Sankalp cum Memo no. 466(12) Dated 19.05.2010 of Health Department, Govt. of Bihar. The Corporation is mainly responsible for undertaking construction of healthcare facilities and all health related infrastructure or buildings in the State. BMSICL distributes drugs and equipment for all the establishments that take place under the Department of Health, Govt. of Bihar. It also works for healthcare services management, public private partnership for healthcare service delivery and related areas.

Address: 5th Floor, Biscomaun Bhavan,
Gandhi Maidan, Patna-800001, Bihar, India
Phone / Fax: +(91)-(612)-2219634/35
Email: contact.bmsicl@gmail.com
Website: http://bmsicl.gov.in/

Health Schemes in Bihar

Govt. of Bihar has been continuously working towards betterment of its citizens. Several health schemes or programmes have been launched by state government over the years for improving health care services and overall health status in the state. Below is given brief description about these health schemes.

National Leprosy Eradication Programme

Leprosy work is not merely medical relief. It is transforming frustration of life into joy of dedication, personal ambition into selfless service" quoted by Mahatama Gandhi shows his dedication towards the eradiction of this disease which creates a rift in the life of affected patient. National Leprosy Eradiction Programme (NLEP) shares the vision of Mahatama Gandhi and is working towards achieving aim of laprosy free India. It is basically central government funded programme. Fund for this health programme is mainly provided by World Health Organization (WHO) and then central government issues to the state government for providing free treatment to the leprosy patients. Under this scheme leprosy patients are detected and then free treatment is provided to the sufferers. NLEP was separately functioning in Bihar before 2000 and thereafter it got integrated with common health system. At present, leprosy treatment is easily available in this state with other health care services. People are being educated about leprosy and its treatment and along with officers are appointed for detection of leprosy patients in the region and providing timely treatment to them.

NLEP Bihar Office
Dr. Yantenshawar Jha,
Dy. Dir. of Health Services cum State Programme Officer &
State Leprosy Office, Swasthya Bhavan,
Sultangunj, P.O. Mahendru
Patna - 800 006, Bihar
Contact No.: 0612 - 2370434 (O)
0612 - 2285187/8 (WHO)
09431086706
http://nlep.nic.in/bihar.html

Chief Minister Sahayata Kosh (CMSK)

Chief Minister Sahayata Kosh provides financial aid to the BPL families in the state for treatment of chronic diseases i.e. cancer, heart problems, kidney problems, brain tumor, AIDS, spinal surgery, total hip and knee replacement, bone marrow transplant and major vascular surgery etc. To know more click here .

Chief Minister Kalazar Rahat Scheme

Malaria Eradication Scheme has been running by Govt. of Bihar as ‘Chief Minister Kalazar Rahat Scheme’. Under this scheme, patients who suffer from malaria are being treated and financial help is provided to the malaria patient and his/ her caretaker as well. The scheme aims best possible treatment to those affected by Kalazar. Under the schme all those admitted with Kalazar will receive the monetary assistance of Rs.150 and the caretaker of the patient will also get an amount of Rs 150 per patient. All the volunteers of social welfare organization will receive a sun of Rs.50 for bringing patients to the hospitals. To know more click here.

Revised National TB control Programme (RNTCP)

Reemergence of Tuberculosis (TB) has been a major concern in India and Bihar . In Bihar it continues to be a serious health threat due to poverty and high illiteracy. Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) is running for controlling TB in the state. Patients suffering from TB are detected and provided treatment to reduce TB in the region. Besides, infants are immunized by giving BCG dosage to prevent occurrence of TB.

Diabetes Care Programme

There is an increase in concern over the rise of diabetic patients in Bihar. It is assumed that around 10 percent of total diabetes patients in the country are from Bihar. Govt. of Bihar is committed to prevent increasing number of diabetic patients in the region. 'Changing Diabetes Barometer Project' is a MoU signed between Bihar Government and Novo Nordisk Education Foundation (NNEF) founded by Noble laureate Novo Nordisk. It aims to create mass awareness programms to control the spread of this disease. It will also help those suffering from diabetes to lead a healthy and hassle-free life. People are being educated about Diabetes and its prevention and treatments available.

Janani Bal-Surakhsha Yojna

Janani Bal-Surakhsha Yojna was successfully launched in July, 2006 for decreasing maternal and infant mortality rate in the state. Under this scheme, pregnant women are encouraged for institutional delivery. AASHA volunteers work for encouraging pregnant women and guiding them about safe delivery and vaccination process for infants. Besides, a fix amount as incentive is provided to the pregnant woman and the related AASHA workers on institutional delivery. To know more click here .

Child Healthcare Programme

Child Healthcare Programme has been initiated by Government of Bihar for improving child health status in the state. Integrated Management Neonatal Childhood Illness (IMNCI) trained health workers provide three times post natal care for infants at home. Newborn Care Corner (NBCC) provides health care facilities for infants at primary health center level. NBCC in primary health care centers, Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) in district hospitals and Newborn Stabilization Unit (NBSU) in anumadal and referral hospitals have been established for providing timely medical assistance for under-weight and ill infants. Breastfeeding is promoted for better health of infants. Navajat Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (NSKK) has been initiated for providing proper health care facilities for infants and newborns at time of birth. Besides, vaccination has been promoted for saving infants from chronic ailments.

D-Worming Programme

State Health Society, Bihar (SHSB), Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC) and an international society ‘Deworm the world’ signed a MOU on 30th August, 2010 to provide Albendazole medicine for all the children under age of 6-14 in schools of the entire state. This school based D-Worming Programme was initially started in Patna and Supaul districts of the state. The first round of school-based D-Worming Programme in Bihar carried out in 2011 treating 17 million children successfully. Second round took place in 2012 treating 16.3 million children. And third round was initiated in January, 2014 targeting over 17 million children for de-worming treatment using Albendazole. It was world’s largest school based d-worming initiative that took place in Bihar covering over 17000 government schools in the state. Main objective of this programme is providing good physical and mental health to the children.

National AIDS Control Programme (NACO)

India’s first National AIDS Control Programme was launched in 1992 to control and prevent AIDS in the country. National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) was constituted to implement the programme all over the country. From then it is operational in India and 35 State AIDS Control Societies (SACS) have also been established for implementation of the programme on state level. SACS are basically autonomous and decentralized organizations. However, Each State AIDS Prevention and Control Society has a governing body as its highest policy-making structure which is headed either by the Health Minister or the chief secretary. It has board representatives from key government departments, private health sector and PLHA networks, trade and industry, civil society. Administrative and financial powers are vested in the Executive Committee and the Programme Director for ensuring better financial and operational efficiency. Bihar State AIDS Control Society provides medical assistance in Bihar for AIDS patients as well as takes necessary actions to control and prevent AIDS in the region. It also supports blood banks in arrangement of blood.

Bihar State AIDS Control Society
State Institute of Health & Family Welfare Building
Sheikhpura, Patna - 800 014, Bihar
Phone: +91-612-2290278
Fax: +91-612-2282082
E-mail: office@bsacs.org
Website: http://www.bsacs.org
To know more click here

National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB)

National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) was started in 1976 for controlling blindness in the country by improving eye care services and health care infrastructure. This programme has been initiated to reduce the backlog of blindness through detection and treatment of blind at primary, secondary and tertiary stages based on proper assessment of the overall burden of visual impairment in the country. It works for prevention of visual impairment through provision of comprehensive eye care services and ensuring quality service delivery. NPCB lays stress on preventive measures and increasing and expanding research for prevention of blindness and visual impairment. In Bihar too, health workers are especially appointed to enhance community awareness on eye care and detecting people suffering from blindness and providing proper eye care services to them. To know more click here

Other Allied Medical Services in Bihar

Emergency Medical Service/ 102 – Ambulance Service
A toll free number - 102 was launched in Bihar during 2006-2007 for availing emergency medical service or ambulance service. Under this scheme, emergency transport facility is provided in form of ambulance service in all districts of the state. This service has been successfully running in all six regional headquarters of Bihar state.

Doctor on Call & Samadhan: Dial 1911
Doctor on call and Samadhan named service of 1911 toll free number is functioning in the state of Bihar. Under this scheme, a toll free number 1911 was launched for w.e.f. 1st March, 2008. Patients can call doctor by dialing this toll free no. for availing medical assistance at home any time. A special team of doctors and specialists has been empaneled for this scheme. Apart from that certain pathology labs have also been attached to this scheme for collection of samples from patient at home.

Bihar medical guidePatna Medical College and Hospital established in 1925 was originally known as Prince of Wales Medical College.
'Ananya' programme provides health care services in Bihar via mobile phone.
OPD of all major governmental hospitals provides free treatment to residents of Bihar.
Bihar Government has started telemedicine facilities to reach patients across the state.


Hospitals in Bihar

Bihar houses a number of major hospitals, known for quality services. Besides, several government hospitals and private super speciality hospitals are present in every district of Bihar state. These hospitals aim to provide all round health care facilities for citizens in the state. Most of the population in Bihar reside in rural areas and generally look out for cheap medical facilities. For such people, government or public hospitals are always first choice for availing health care facilities in Bihar. Apart from that many well equipped and multi specialty private hospitals are also providing medical aid to the patients in the state. Below are listed major hospitals located in various parts of Bihar state.

Patna Medical College & Hospital
Renowned as a major hub for medical treatment, PMCH is the prominent medical college and hospital providing medical education and treatments to the people in Bihar. Orthopaedics, Gynaecology and Radiotherapy are major departments of this hospitals. Further it offers free of cost treatment to Outdoor patients. Medicines are also avaialble for free. One of the leading medical institutions in Bihar, Patna Medical College is known for being torchbearer of medical education in Bihar and its surrounding regions.

PMCH - Patna
Address: Patna Medical College, Patna - 800004
Phone: 0612-2300343
Website: http://patnamedicalcollege.com/pmch/

Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (I.G.I.M.S. - Patna)
Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna was established on 19th November 1983 and named after Smt. Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. On 27th January 1983 Cabinet approved the completion of this massive project in 4 phases within a span of six years. Also known as IGIMS, this institute was set up as an autonomous organization on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi with aim to provide super specialty healthcare facilities in Bihar and its surrounding regions. At present, IGIMS – Patna is one of the major medical colleges and hospitals providing super specialty medical facilities in Bihar.

I.G.I.M.S. - Patna
Address: Sheikhpura, Patna - 800 014. Bihar (India).
EPABX No.: : 0612 - 2297099 / 2297631
Fax : 0612 – 2297225
Website: igims.org

Nalanda Medical College & Hospital
Nalanda Medical College & Hospital was established in 1970. It has been spread over an area of about 100 acres and is well equipped with all modern medical equipments and team of experienced doctors and staff. Different departments of NMC hospital are located over several buildings in the campus. About 2000 patients per day visit OPD for medical assistance. This hospital is managed by Govt. of Bihar and a number of patients are admitted per day in different departments of the hospital in causality and emergency. It has approx. 750 beds with well equipped OT and fully computerized centralized registration counter. Since NMCH is controlled by state Govt., distribution of prescribed medicines to the admitted patients and OPD patients is done as per Bihar government guidelines.

NMCH, Patna
Address: Nalanda Medical Hospital, Agamkuan, Patna - 800007
Phone: 0612-2918523/ 2631159
E-mail: nmcpatna@gmail.com, nmc_patna@yahoo.com, nmcpatna1980@gmail.com
Website: http://www.nmchpatna.org

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Patna is one of the six AIIMS established under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna. This hospital was started with objective to provide proper healthcare services to every class of the society. It makes emphasis on creating a compassionate, creative, caring and clinical health work force to integrate with the existing health care system to provide healthcare facilities to the common man at door step. It is also working towards educating people about various disaster management techniques by net based tele-education program called, Sankat Mochan Nagrik. Besides, other initiatives are also taken by AIIMS, Patna to establish communication with local population to encourage them about getting friendly consultation and availing medical services from the institute.

AIIMS, Patna
Address: Phulwari Sharif, Bihar 801505
Contact: 0612-2920182
E-mail: admin@aiimspatna.org
Website: http://aiimspatna.org/

Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital
Darbhanga Medical School was established in 1925 when Temple Medical School from Patna was shifted to Darbhanga. It was the same time when government was thinking of building a new medical school in North Bihar. Maharaja Rameshwar Singh of Darbhanga convinced the authorities to start the school in Darbhanga and contributed five lakh rupees and unlimited land for this purpose. Then Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital was established to honour him. DMCH is spread over 100 acres and numbers of wards, hospital buildings, teaching blocks, hostels and residences have been spread across the campus. At present, DMCH is one of the major medical colleges and hospitals in Darbhanga and serving as a main stay for availing medical services in the region.

DMCH
Address: Laheriasaria, Darbhanga, Bihar
Phone: 06272-233190
Website: http://darbhangamedicalcollege.in/

Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College & Hospital
Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College & Hospital (A.N.M.M.C.H.) is reputed medical college and hospital located in Gaya. In 1969, it was established as a private college of MBBS, named as Magadh Medical and serving as college and hospital both. Later, it had been undertaken by government in 1978 and then got changed into a public institution. In 1984, it was renamed as Anuragh Narayan Magadh Medical on the name of Anuragh Narayan Jee, the famous leader and first finance minister of Bihar.

ANM Medical College & Hospital
Address: Sher Ghati Road,
Gaya, Bihar 823001
Phone: 0631-2410339
E-mail: princ_anmmc@rediffmail.com
Website: http://www.anmmc.bih.nic.in/




Other Famous Hospitals of Bihar

Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College
Address: S. R. Rajpath, Bhagalpur - 812001
Phone: 0641-2401078, 2400903
Fax: 0641-2401078, 2400903
Email: principal.jlnmc@rediffmail.com
jlnmcbgp@gmail.com
Website: www.jlnmcbgp.org

Darbhanga Government Hospital
Address: TBDC Campus, Opposite KS College, Laheriasarai, Lalbagh, Darbhanga - 846001
Phone: 06272-233513
Mobile: 09431239555

Patna City Hospital
Address: 48-D, Near Income Tax Building
Gurhatta, Patna- 800008
Phone: 0612-2631817

Patna Heart Hospital
Address: 2, Chandralaya Building, Ground Floor, Near Kendriya Vidyalaya School
Doctors Colony, Kankar Bagh, Patna- 800020
Phone: 0612-2367997, 2356126
Mobile: 09304409292, 9431043451

Jagdish Memorial Hospital
Address DS - 2 , Lohiya Nagar
Behind Geological Survey of India Kankarbagh, Patna - 800020
Phone No.: 0612- 2361414 - 15 - 16,
Fax No : 0612- 2350075
Email Id : info@jagdishhospital.com, dralok@jagdishhospital.com
Website:jagdishhospital.com/about%20us.html
Ford Hospital & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd.
Address: New Bypass (NH-30), Khemni chak,
PO - New Jaganpura, PS - Ramkrishna Nagar
Patna - 800027 (Bihar)
Phone: 0612-3215884, 3215885, 3215886
E-mail: admin@fordhospital.org info@fordhospital.org
Website: http://www.fordhospital.org/

Heart Hospital Ltd.
Address: Chandralay, Near Central School
Kankarbagh, Patna - 800020
Phone: 0612-2356126, 2346606, 2367997
Mobile: +91-9334106124
Ambulance: +91-9334106124
E-mail: hhplpat@gmail.com, info@hearthospitalpatna.com
Website: http://www.hearthospitalpatna.com/


Aastha Lok Hospital
Address: N/4, Professor Colony, Near Kendriya Vidyalaya
Kankarbagh, Patna - 800020
Mobile: 09835607881, 9199599705
Phone: 0612-2353469
E-mail: info@aasthalokhospital.com,
drmahesh@aasthalokhospital.com
Website: http://aasthalokhospital.com/


Burn Hospital
(A unit of Bihar Burn Trauma & Research Center)
Address: 2nd Floor, R. S. Memorial Hospital, Sahara Gali
Donar Chowk, VIP Road, Darbhanga, Bihar - 846 001
Contact: +91-9507280294
Website: www.burntreatment.in

Eye Hospitals in Bihar

Eye care services have updated with establishment of various super speciality eye hospitals and eye care centers in Bihar. These eye hospitals are well known for their eye care services and successful treatments as well. Some of the major eye hospitals in Bihar are mentioned below:


Divya Drashti Eye Centre
Address: 3-SBI Colony, Sheikhpura,
Bailey Road, Patna, Bihar 800014
Phone: 0612-2296446
Mobile: 09801816353
Lasik helpline: 08969396629
E-mail: ddeyecentre@gmail.com
Website: http://www.divyadrishtieyecentre.com/


A B Eye Institute
Address: RD. 12, Near Bahadurpur Gumti,
Rajendra Nagar, Patna 800016, Bihar
Phone: 0612-2670292
Mobile: 09431622222
FAX: 0612-2670293 (24 hrs)
Email: abeyeinstitute@gmail.com, eyesinha@gmail.com
Website: http://abeye.org/


Netra Jyoti Seva Mandiram, Veerayatan
Regd. Office: Rajgir, District- Nalanda,
Bihar, India, Pin - 803116
Phone: +91-6112-255385/ 240/ 249
Fax: +91-6112-255172
Mobile: +91-9431489944
E-mail: veerayatanbihar@gmail.com
Website: http://www.veerayatanbihar.org/njsm.htm

Shreya Eye Care Centre
Address: Ground Floor, Siddhi Vinayak Hospital, Near St Karen's School, Gola Road, Danapur, Patna, Bihar
Contact: 09931865479

Jahnavi Eye Care and Research Centre
Address: Neel Gagan Complex, Paila Pokhar,
Ranchi Road, Kaghzi Mohalla, Bihar Sharif, Bihar
Contact: 06112-232189

Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital
Address: Digha Haat, Digha,
Near XTTI Crossing & Alpana Cinema
Patna - 800011
Mobile: +(91)-9525272124, 9572340396
Phone: +(91)-612-6531304
Website: http://www.akhandjyoti.in/

Drishti Eye Clinic
Address: Patrakar Nagar, B/ 22
Defence Colony, Kankarbagh Colony, Lohia Nagar, Patna, Bihar 800020
Phone: 0612-2352415

Sanjeevani Eye Hospital and Research Institute
Address: 18,IAS Colony, Kidwaipuri, Patna-1, Bihar, India
Contact: 0612-2532500,Mob-09905197559
Website: http://sanjeevanieyehospital.org/

Blood Banks in Bihar

In case of road accidents, critical surgery or any kind of emergency, one thing which is mostly required on urgent basis is blood. In such cases, blood banks play pivotal role in saving lives of people by arranging blood in time. Blood banks are mostly contacted for arrangement of blood units when blood is needed for transfusion. Thus, each and every state has several blood banks to maintain blood storage to combat any emergency. There are several NACO supported blood banks present in Bihar and along with many others are being operated by Indian Red Cross Society and Bihar Blood Bank which organize blood donation camps form time to time and maintain blood storage facilities for further usage of donated blood. Below are listed various blood banks located in Bihar.

Bihar State AIDS Control Society
State Institute of Health & Family Welfare Building
Sheikhpura, Patna - 800 014.
Phone: +91-612-2290278
Fax: +91-612-2282082
Website: http://www.bsacs.org/

Indian Red Cross Society
Bihar State Branch
Address: North Gandhi Maidan, Patna, Bihar
Phone: 0612-2201035, 2226267(O), 586043(R)
Mobile: 09334164031
Fax: 2234869, 2238374, 2232868
E-mail: ircbihar@dte.vsnl.net.in
Website: http://redcross.bih.nic.in/

Bihar Blood Bank
Address: Maa Vaishno Devi Seva Samiti(Bihar)
Second Floor, Maa Patandevi Place, Opposite Uday Palace
Govind Mitra Road, Patna - 800004, Bihar
Mobile: 09308393446
E-mail: biharbloodbank@gmail.com, mukesh1972@rediffmail.com
Website: http://www.biharbloodbank.com/
Life Line Blood Bank
Address: G.M Road, Patna
Contact: 2303025, 9234990509

Patliputra Blood Bank
Address: Ashok Rajpath, Patna
Contact: 0612-2300840

National Blood Bank & Research Center
Address: Kankarbagh, Patna
Contact: 2355575

Palm View Hospital Blood Bank
Address: Ambedkar Path, Nandnpuri, Khajpura, Patna
Contact: 2598738, 9334123578

State of the Art Model Blood Bank
Address: C/o Jai Phrabha Hospital Kankarbagh, Patna
Contact: 0612-2355805, 3253172

Deshratan Dr. Rajendra Prasad Memorial Rotary Blood Bank
Kali Asthan, Begusarai
06243-210354, 9835239088

To get list of NACO supported Blood Banks in Bihar click here

Diagnostic Centers in Bihar

Accurate diagnosis of any disease or critical health problem is mandatory for proper treatment and fast recovery too. Thus, most of the time, patients are advised to visit pathology labs or diagnostics for lab testing. Thus, diagnostic centers also make a major part of healthcare infrastructure at any place. In Bihar too, many of well known diagnostic centers have their branches located across the state. Usually, all hospitals have their own diagnostic centers taking care of all laboratory related procedure. Apart from that private diagnostic centers and pathology labs also provide facilities of lab testing at affordable prices. Find below address of some famous pathology labs providing healthcare facilities in Bihar.

Dr. Lal Pathlabs in Bihar Click here
Religare SRL Diagnostic Click here
DNA Labs India Click here
Thyrocare Click here

Chemist Stores in Bihar

One of the major issue of concern is proper and timely arrangement of all the prescribed medicines. When it is about medicines, the only option that strikes in our mind is visiting nearest chemist store to buy all the required medicines. It is usual thing as mostly people visit pharmaceutical stores for purchasing medicines and basic medical equipments. That is the reason why druggists and chemists play pivotal role in supplementing health care infrastructure and services at any place. Hence, Bihar also has a number of pharmaceutical stores spreading across every nook and corner of the cities and in even rural areas of the state.

Bihar Chemists & Druggists Association
Address: 2nd Floor, Palit Niketan, Govind Mitra Road, P M C Hospital, Patna - 800004
Mobile: +(91)-9431021707
Phone: +(91)-612-2301972
Fax: +(91)-612-2301804

Ayurveda in Bihar

Ayurveda is a well known ancient from of alternate medicine, native to the Indian subcontinent. Ayurvedic medicine is an age old system of Hindu traditional medicine of Vedic tradition. Ayurveda is major part of Indian National health care system and ayurveda hospitals on state level have been established across the country. In Bihar, ayush medical officers are specially appointed in every district of the state to maintain proper ayurveda health care services across the state. Bihar also houses few well known ayurveda colleges and hospitals along with a number of private ayurveda clinics providing ayurvedic treatments in the state. Below are listed some of the famous ayurveda hospitals in Bihar.

Swami Raghwendracharya Tridandi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya
Address: Karjara Station, P.O. Manjhol, Gaya - 823001, Bihar

Moti Singh Jogeshwari Ayurveda College and Hospital
Address: Bara Telpa, Saran, Chapra - 841301, Bihar

Dayanand Ayurved College and Hospital
Address: Siwan - 841226, Bihar
Phone: 06154-242326, 09852992353

Jiva Ayurveda
First Floor, Haque Market, Near Indira Gandhi Medical College
Raja Bazar, Patna- 800014, Bihar
Contact: Dr. Pankaj Kumar
Tel: 07781014411
E-mail: clinics@jiva.com

Ayurvedic Jeevak Panchakarma Chikitsalaya
Address: O-5, Phase 1, Ashiana Nagar Colony, Patna, India 800025

Yoga in Bihar

Yoga is one of the ancient techniques practiced for achieving mental and physical wellness in India. Over the time, it has gained popularity and became famous across the globe. At present, majority of people believe in benefits of yoga for physical and mental health. Bihar also got privilege of being one of the places having yoga as a part of its traditions in form of a University especially dedicated to Yoga.

Yoga in Bihar

Bihar School of Yoga is the reformed yoga institution which is present in Bihar with its other institutions to guide people about various yoga techniques and their benefits for human life. Besides, several other institutes are also providing yoga classes in this state.

Bihar School of Yoga

Bihar School of Yoga is the prominent yoga institution located in Bihar. It was founded by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati in 1964. Bihar School of Yoga was started with aim to provide yogic training and guidance to sannyasins and households alike. Today, Bihar School of Yoga is counted among first modern schools of Yoga. All the yoga techniques which have been practiced in this school are known as ‘Satyanada Yoga’ or ‘Bihar Yoga’ and campus of Bihar Yoga School is known as ‘Ganga Darshan’.
The yoga which is taught to the disciples is synthesis of various approaches towards personal development majorly based on traditional vedantic, yogic and tantric teachings in conjunction with contemporary methods of physical and mental health sciences. Bihar School of Yoga plays major role in guiding yoga projects and medical research in association with renowned hospitals, government organizations and private establishments as well. At present, Satyanand Yoga or Bihar Yoga has been taught by Bihar Yoga Bharati (part of Bihar School of Yoga) and Satyananda Yoga Academies in Australia and Colombia both.

Bihar School of Yoga
Address: Ganga Darshan, Fort, Munger, Bihar 811201, India
Tel: +91-6344-222430, 228603, 799615
Fax: +91 (0)6344 220169
Website: http://www.biharyoga.net/

Being one of the most populated states in the country, Bihar needs a good network of well organized health care infrastructure and services. Health department of the state govt. and other major health bodies operating under its supervision manage overall functioning of healthcare facilities in the state. These departments further regulate all other societies, institutions and authorities which overlook and provide medical facilities in the state. Over the years, several health schemes have been launched in Bihar to improve health status of the people in state. Besides, government and private hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, blood banks, pathology labs and pharmaceuticals stores make major part of health care infrastructure of Bihar. With the time, health care facilities are also being updated and improving health of the citizens in Bihar.


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