Medical Facilities in Bihar

The other day I posted about the opening of eight new private medical colleges in Bihar and it was hearting to hear the president of Bihar State Board of Religious Trust Acharya Kishore Kunal announcing that in next couple of years would construct ten new hospitals in a number of districts from the money received at temples and mutths.

Patna Daily reports that a cancer care center in Hajipur at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.2 crore, Vatsalya hospital in Sitamarhi, a heart hospital in Muzaffarpur, and a medical college in Begusarai are some of the projects that the Trust is currently working on, Kunal, a former IPS officer said.

Kunal earlier inaugurated the addition of a maternity ward, a waiting room, an optometry, and a reception room at the Mahavir Arogya Sansthan in the presence of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Navin, former Vice Chancellor S. N. P. Sinha Sinha, Justice Prem Shankar Sahay, director S. C. Mishra, Dr. Jitendra Kumar Singh and a number of doctors and physicians.

I’m sure all this augurs well for the state as medical facilities continue to be in shambles in the state. Having seen the pathetic condition of the state run hospitals, which have their own issues of infrastructure, bureaucracy and red tapeism, one must say it’s a commendable move to have more hospitals in Bihar, which is starved of quality health facilities.

Bihar continues to be the biggest market for drugs in India, despite producing some of the best talent in the field of medical science the citizens of the state continue to seek quality medical help from other states. The state has produced legendary doctors but the spate of kidnappings and extortion threats in previous regimes have dealt a bloody blow to the quality of medical practitioners in the state. To be fair to the medical fraternity despite the will to serve the poor and needy of the state the law and order situation forced them to migrate to other place.

Mahavir Arogya Sansthan continues to be one of the hopes for the poor and needy of the state and has truly served the citizens of the state in facing the menace of Cancer. I’m sure moves like this will improve the health service and quality of life in the state.

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