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Promoted docs unhappy, not given rank equal to pay scale

PATNA, Sept. 24 -- Doctors under the Bihar health services are unhappy after the state government promoted them without giving the rank commensurate to the pay scale they were elevated to as part of t... Read More


State reduces RT-PCR test rate to Rs. 1,500 for pvt labs

PATNA, Sept. 24 -- Bihar reduced the charges of real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), standard test to detect Covid-19, from Rs. 2,500 to Rs.1,500 at private laboratories, effective Tuesday. ... Read More


CM's last 'big deal' ahead of polls: Rs. 7,700-crore projects

PATNA, Sept. 23 -- Chief minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated a slew of projects, worth over Rs. 7,700 crore, of seven departments - road construction, water resources, health, urban development and hous... Read More


Red tape delays CM's Rs.4 lakh ex-gratia to kin of Covid-19 deceased

PATNA, Sept. 23 -- Bureaucratic red tape has slowed the disbursal of Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia to the next of kin of people dying with Covid-19, despite Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's explicit instruct... Read More


Ravi Shankar assures Centre's support to upgrade IGIMS

PATNA, Sept. 21 -- Union minister for law and justice, communications, electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad Sunday assured the Centre's support to upgrade the Indira Gandhi Insti... Read More


RS Prasad vows help to upgrade Patna hospital

India, Sept. 20 -- Union minister for law and justice, communications, electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has assured the Centre's support to upgrade the Indira Gandhi Institut... Read More


Bihar to encourage elderly patients for institutional isolation

PATNA, Sept. 19 -- With beds going empty, Bihar has decided to encourage elderly asymptomatic Covid-19 patients with co-morbidity (associated illness like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac or nephrologi... Read More


On grievance redressal, Bihar first state to get it right and show way

PATNA, Sept. 17 -- Imteyaz Ahmed, 42, has a small cloth store at Mushkipur village in Gogari block of Khagaria district in Bihar. He struggled for five years to pay the tax for a chunk of land, measur... Read More


Doctors unhappy as Bihar promotes them without ranks

India, Sept. 16 -- An organisation of government doctors in Bihar has expressed displeasure over the state government's move to promote 550 of them on Monday and last week without giving them ranks co... Read More


No home posting for newly recruited docs

PATNA, Sept. 15 -- Bihar government has posted 3,186 doctors, appointed as general duty medical officers (GDMOs) under the Bihar health services on September 11, outside their home districts. Given t... Read More