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Meet to distribute hospital bed load

Senior health department authorities met superintendents of non-teaching hospitals along with heads of gynaecology and surgeons of these hospitals at Writers’ Buildings on Tuesday. According to the director of health services, Prabhakar Chatterjee, the hospital authorities have been asked to give an estimate to the health department on the repairs required at their hospitals. The funds may come from HUDCO. Authorities of non-teaching hospitals have been asked to submit their list by November. They have been asked to inform the health department about the equipment they require. The health department discussed the possibility of linking one hospital which has few beds with another hospital with more beds to handle the pressure in maternity wards. This way, Indira Matri Sadan, for example, may be linked to RG Kar Medical College. Patients would be advised to go to the hospital with more beds and specialists along with a card, Chatterjee said.

Fatal jump of the depressed

Renuka Ghosh, 48, jumped from her apartment in a multi-storeyed building near Ultadanga on Tuesday morning. A suicide note was found in her room in which she wrote about her “extreme depression”. Ghosh’s husband died a year ago and her elder daughter had died of cancer four years ago. She was staying in the apartment with her younger daughter, who is bed-ridden due to an incurable disease.

Armsdrop case

Peter Bleach, serving a life sentence in the Purulia armsdrop case, filed a petition before Calcutta High court on Tuesday, seeking an order asking the state government to treat him as a political prisoner in Presidency jail. His petition will come up for hearing on November 18.

Shop burgled

A grocery shop near Park Circus was looted by armed miscreants on Monday night. According to police, Rajendra Sau, a local goon who came to the shop with three accomplices, took away two cash boxes containing Rs 20,000 along with a telephone set.

Councillor dies

Civic councillor Bholanath Mukherjee died of a heart attack early on Tuesday. He was 82 and is survived by his two daughters. His body was brought to the CMC headquarters on Tuesday where mayor Subrata Mukherjee and other councillors paid homage. He had been elected councillor for eight terms at a stretch in the South Suburban Municipality and later, after the merger, in the CMC.

Municipality theft

Armed miscreants broke into the office of Barasat municipality on the northern fringes of the city on Monday night and escaped with Rs 40,000 and important documents.

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TO Subodh Mitra Cancer Hospital and Research centre for organising a cancer detection camp in Sagardwip, South 24-Parganas


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