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Monday, Aug 19, 2019
Ruchir Kumar

Ruchir Kumar


Ruchir writes on health, aviation, power and myriad other issues. An ex-TOI, he has worked both on Desk and in reporting. He over 25 years of broadcast and print journalism experience in Assam, Jharkhand & Bihar.

articles by Ruchir Kumar (395 results)
Jul 22, 2019 15:01
The mother and the baby girl, who were immediately shifted to the Banjariya primary health centre (PHC), Motihari, were reported safe. read more
Jul 22, 2019 06:03
This follows an advisory by the Centre on July 18 urging states to keep vigil for EVD after its cases were reported from Congo. read more
Jul 17, 2019 12:47
There was a sense of pride and self-esteem among a large number of parents and guardians attending the function as they saw their wards perform an English play. read more
Jul 11, 2019 10:34
Bihar’s child per woman ratio is 3.3, higher than the national average of 2.3. The state also has a significant number of teenage births. Out of the annual 30 lakh births in the state, 3.5 lakh (approx.) are teenage births, contributing to the state’s... read more
Jul 09, 2019 14:47
The suspension followed a verbal direction to this effect from Bihar’s principal secretary, health, Sanjay Kumar, to the principal of the state’s oldest medical college on Sunday evening. read more
Jul 04, 2019 21:27
Airport sources said the aircraft’s landing gear could have been damaged because of the hard landing. read more
Jul 04, 2019 10:41
The four Japanese Encephalitis cases were reported from Supaul, Saran, Bhojpur and Nalanda districts, triggering fears of an epidemic outbreak post-monsoon (August to November). read more
Jun 29, 2019 01:06
A section of the survey exclusively pertains to litchi. It asks parents if their AES-affected children consumed litchi; if so, which variety (Shahi or Chinese litchi); how many they ate; if they consumed unripe litchi; whether they routinely wash litchi... read more
Jun 27, 2019 15:12
Fresh cases of AES were also reported from Madhepura, Munger and Saran districts, increasing the number of affected districts in the state to 23, said principal secretary, health, Sanjay Kumar. read more
Jun 25, 2019 15:42
The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) wing of Bihar’s health department had reported 11 cases on Sunday and 42 cases a day before, with two deaths. read more
Jun 21, 2019 14:20
The central team, which reached Muzaffarpur on June 12, has punched holes in the treatment plan and diagnostic work-up being followed by doctors at SKMCH. read more
Jun 18, 2019 22:31
Seasonal outbreaks of the disease, which causes brain swelling and high fever followed by disorientation, seizures, coma and death — with malnourished young children the worst affected — are common every year in Bihar. read more
Jun 18, 2019 13:53
Protestors gathered outside the SKMCH shouted, “Nitish Kumar wapas jao (go back)”. They were upset that the chief minister had visited Muzaffarpur only after three weeks since the spike in AES cases this month. read more
Jun 16, 2019 16:22
Heat wave deaths have bee reported from Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada in Bihar. read more
Jun 13, 2019 23:56
At least 43 of the 50 deaths due to AES in Bihar have taken place at this hospital, with Muzaffarpur being the epicentre of the outbreak. Ten other districts have also been affected. read more