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Bihar

State Profile

The state of Bihar has an area of 94,163 sq. km. and a population of 103.8 million. There are 9 divisions, 38 districts, 101 sub divisions, 533 blocks and 45,098 villages. The State has population density of 881 per sq. km. (as against the national average of 312). The decadal growth rate of the state is NA (against 21.54% for the country) and the population of the state continues to grow at a much faster rate than the national rate.

Health Indicators of Bihar

The Total Fertility Rate of the State is 3.7. The Infant Mortality Rate is 44 and Maternal Mortality Ratio is 261 (SRS 2007 - 2009) which are higher than the National average. The Sex Ratio in the State is 916 (as compared to 914 for the country). Comparative figures of major health and demographic indicators are as follows :

Demographic, Socio-economic and Health profile of Bihar State as compared to India figures

IndicatorBiharIndia
Total population (In Crore) (Census 2011) 10.38 121.01
Decadal Growth (%) (Census 2011) 25.07 17.64
Crude Birth Rate (SRS 2011) 27.7 21.8
Crude Death Rate (SRS 2011) 6.7 7.1
Natural Growth Rate (SRS 2011) 21.0 14.7
Infant Mortality Rate (SRS 2011) 44 44
Maternal Mortality Rate (SRS 2007-09) 261 212
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2011) 3.6 2.4
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 916 940
Child Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 933 914
Schedule Caste population (In Crore) (Census 2001) 1.3 16.6
Schedule Tribe population (In Crore) (Census 2001) 0.076 8.43
Total Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 63.82 74.04
Male Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 73.39 82.14
Female Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 53.33 65.46

Health Infrastructure of Bihar

ParticularsRequiredIn positionShortfall
Sub-centre 18533 9696 8837
Primary Health Centre 3083 1863 1220
Community Health Centre 770 70 700
Health worker (Female)/ANM at Sub Centres & PHCs 11559 16943 *
Health Worker (Male) at Sub Centres 9696 1074 8622
Health Assistant (Female)/LHV at PHCs 1863 358 1505
Health Assistant (Male) at PHCs 1863 556 1307
Doctor at PHCs 1863 3532 *
*Obstetricians & Gynecologists at CHCs 70 39 31
Pediatricians at CHCs 70 43 27
Total specialists at CHCs 280 151 129
Radiographers at CHCs 70 13 57
Pharmacist at PHCs & CHCs 1933 439 1494
Laboratory Technicians at PHCs & CHCs 1933 498 1435
Nursing Staff at PHCs & CHCs 2353 1736 617

(Source: RHS Bulletin, March 2012, M/O Health & F.W., GOI)

Organogram

Organization Structure of Bihar

Organization Structure of Bihar

Organization Structure of Bihar

Organization Structure of Bihar

Organization Structure of Bihar

Organization Structure of Bihar

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List & Addresses of State Officials

Principal Secy
Shri Deepak Kumar
Principal Secretary (Health & FW),
Department of Health
Government of Bihar, Vikas Bhawan,
New Secretariat, Patna 800 015.,
Bihar
Tele office : 0612- 2215809
Fax No : 0612-2217608
Mob : 09473191293
E Mail : health-bih@nic.in
Mission Director
Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh
Mission Director (NRHM),
State Health Society,
Pariwar Kalwan Bhawan,
Sheikhpura, Patna-800014, Bihar
Tele Off : 0612-2290328
2281232
Fax No : 0612-2290322
Mob : 09771433309
Email : ed_shsb@yahoo.co.in
Regional Director
Dr. S.S. Shah
Sr. Regional Director 
Regional Office of Health & FW
Government of India,
5th Floor, Indira Bhawan,
Ram Charitra Singh Path,
Patna 800001, Bihar
Telefax No : 0612-2523711
2532677
Mob : 09709314665
Email : rhopatna@gmail.com

Regional Evaluation Team Report

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