KA in Bihar• 1999 11151• 2000 13076• 2001 10327• 2002 9684• 2003 13960• 2004 17324• 2005 23383• 2006 29711 (Source SHS Bihar)• 2007 37819 (NVBDCP)• 2008 29094• 2009 21318• 2010 23084• 2011 25215 up to 2000 data from Chief Malaria Officer, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Bihar, Patna)
Drugs in use• Amphotericin B (Fungizone)• Liposomal Amphotericin B (AmBisome)• Miltefosine• Sodium Stibogluconate (SSG)• Pentamidine Isethionate• Paramomycin-After clinical trials of iOWH
Kala-azar drugs not available in Bihar hospitals• Mar 7, 2012•• PATNA: The state government on Tuesday admitted that kala-azar drugs are not available in state hospitals for the last six months. …… the state government is not empowered to buy kala-azar drugs on its own.• Replying to a question …. in the legislative council….: "We have made repeated requests to the Centre to allow us to buy kala-azar drugs. Even the principal secretary had gone to Delhi to discuss the issue but no progress could be made in this regard till date."• The Centre makes kala-azar drugs available to states as a part of the national health initiative. No state has been authorized by the Centre to buy kala-azar drugs on its own." As a result, we are not having such drugs for the last six months"http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-03-07/patna/31131608_1_kala-azar- patients-fake-drugs-drug-samples
Report of the Working Group for Communicable Diseases in the12th Plan (WG-3.1 Communicable Diseases Report) May 2011.
West Champaran East Champaran Sheohar Gopalganj Sitamarhi Madhubani Supaul Kishanganj Araria Muzaffarpur Siwan Darbhanga Madhepura Saran Vaishali Samastipur Purnia Saharsa Bhojpur Patna Begusarai Khagaria Katihar Buxar Nalanda Sheikhpura Bhagalpur Munger Rohtas Jehanabad Kaimur Lakhisarai Nawada Banka Aurangabad Gaya Jamui 2007 2001Source: Dr Shyam Sunder in Tropical Medicine and International HealthVolume 6 No.II PP 849-854 November 2001