Ruchir Kumar, Hindustan Times

Ruchir Kumar

Hindustan Times

Patna, BR, India

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Past articles by Ruchir:

Govt doctors to now check on patients admitted in hospitals twice a day in Bihar

The state’s health department laid down the standard operating procedure (SOP) for government medical college hospitals and district hospitals → Read More

Amid surge in dengue cases, 2 advisories issued by Patna admin, AIIMS

PATNA: Patna has reported 1,844 cases of dengue till October 8, the highest since 2016, prompting the district administration and the city’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to issue guidelines on Monday on dengue prevention → Read More

Lalu Prasad Yadav to be airlifted to Delhi for treatment

Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey, who visited Yadav, said doctors have said the RJD leader is stable → Read More

Bihar PG docs waiting for govt posting may move court

A group of medical practitioners, who completed their postgraduate (PG) course from state-run medical colleges last year, are contemplating to move the court if the state health department does not heed their request to adjust the nine-month delay against their post-PG service bond period, said doctors. → Read More

Bihar CM tests Covid-19 positive; state reports 5 deaths

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, his office said in a tweet from its official handle, even as the state reported five deaths and 4,737 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of active cases up to 20,938, according to a health department bulletin. → Read More

Power crunch hits Bihar; govt pays ₹20 crore more a day to buy power

To meet its deficit, Bihar was still bidding at a high rate and spending an additional ₹20 crore per day to purchase power through private sources. This was in addition to its average monthly bill of ₹800 crore to the NTPC for supply of thermal power from central sector. Yet, it was unable to get the required quantity of power. → Read More

Cases of power theft emerge in eastern Patna

The PESU, in the last two months, has lodged 1,521 FIRs, of which 1,062 have been against consumers for power theft in Patna east alone → Read More

Delhi ISP firm in dock over operations in Bihar

PATNA The Bihar and Jharkhand field office of the department of telecommunication (DoT) is set to recommend to its head office to revoke the licence of a Delhi-based internet service provider (ISP), having licence for Delhi NCR, after it found operating in Bihar through local agencies, telecom officials have said → Read More

Patna to have drive-in facility at two vaccination centres

PATNA The Patliputra Sports Complex at Kankerbagh and the Patliputra Ashok Hotel on Beer Chand Patel Path have been identified for launching drive-in Covid-19 vaccination facility in Patna → Read More

16 new cases of black fungus, 4 of white fungus found in Patna

PATNA Sixteen new cases of black fungus were reported in Bihar on Thursday while four cases of white fungus, associated with coronavirus, were detected at the Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) in the last as many months, the last having been found four days back, said doctors → Read More

Bihar doctors requested to donate more to help doctors dying of Covid-19

At Least 121 doctors in Bihar, including 39 in the first wave last year and 82 in the second one this year, have died till Monday, May 16, due to Covid-19. → Read More

Bihar sees drop in new Covid cases; Patna remains hot spot

Bihar’s recovery inched up to 84.15% after 11,008 patients were discharged from different facilities, taking the total recoveries so far to 530,314 → Read More

Patna reels with 3,665 new cases and 29 deaths Army docs to step in to support ESIC hospital for Covid patients

PATNA Bihar on Thursday reported 15,126 new infections and 90 deaths during the last 24, taking the cumulative cases to 5,53,803 of which 1,15,151 were active cases → Read More

Bihar places order for first batch of 15.92 lakh doses of vaccine

PATNA Bihar on Monday placed orders for supply of first batch of 11 → Read More

Bihar seeks help from army doctors as Covid-19 cases spike

The DRDO team has agreed to extend help to the state government by providing 50 doctors to fully operationalise the 500-bed ESI hospital.The Bihar government had on Tuesday sought assistance from the army in providing doctors to operationalise the hospital for Covid-19 patients. → Read More

Bihar reports 14 Covid deaths, highest on a day this yr

Bihar on Tuesday reported 14 Covid-19 deaths during the last 24 hours, including a top state official and a district immunisation officer, and recorded 4,157 new cases, with Patna accounting for 1,205 → Read More

2nd wave: Patna hospitals face shortage of beds

Most beds are full in major hospitals of Patna, treating Covid-19 patients → Read More

Senior judge of Patna high court tests Covid positive, admitted to AIIMS-Patna

The judge, who was running fever for the last couple of days and tested positive for the infection on Monday, was advised hospitalisation by authorities at AIIMS, Patna. → Read More

In post-Covid-19 Bihar, kidney transplants pick up amid fears of infection

Most of the post-Covid-19 renal transplants in the state have been done in the last two months. The Paras HMRI Hospital, did three of them, while the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), an autonomous institution funded by the state government, and the Ruban Hospital did two each. → Read More

Availability of vaccines, data entry operators worry for Bihar

PATNA Bihar is left with around 8 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine as it prepares to vaccinate the target group of 1 → Read More