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India  /  Published 23.04.20

Do-not-delay advice for hotspot residents

Residents of coronavirus hotspots who develop flu-like symptoms should seek medical attention and tests for Covid-19 without delay, a pulmonary medicine specialist and member of the national task forc...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 15.08.19

Nod to drug to treat deadliest tuberculosis

US drug regulators on Wednesday approved a new compound for use with two other drugs to treat the deadliest form of tuberculosis, with health activists saying it should be made affordable to patients ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 21.04.20

Another five test positive at calcutta medical college, count up to 15

Interns at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital have blamed alleged mismanagement and lack of adequate precautionary measures for the spread of the novel coronavirus among doctors and nurses of t...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 21.04.20

Belated antibody kit caution

India’s health research agency on Tuesday suspended for two days the use of rapid antibody test kits for the coronavirus that the country had procured from China despite warnings about their unrelia...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.04.20

TMH to be fourth Covid-19 test centre

Tata Main Hospital, the state’s biggest corporate hospital in terms of patient-handling capacity, is expecting a nod from the Indian Council of Medical Research this week to become Jharkhand's fourt...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 19.04.20

Antibody tests soon in Bengal

Rapid antibody blood tests for Covid-19 will soon be introduced in Bengal as a “surveillance tool”, the health department said on Sunday.The rapid tests are likely to begin in the city on Monday ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Science  /  Published 19.04.20

Obese patients at higher risk

Obese patients infected with the coronavirus may be at higher risk of developing severe disease, doctors tracking the patterns of the infection have said after limited observations and experience with...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.04.20

Tests low, cases high: why it is so

Bengal, among all states, has tested the fewest number of people for the coronavirus but has the second-highest positivity rate after Delhi, possibly because its screening process is focused on high-r...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.04.20

Migrant falls and dies on PM’s turf

Ramji Mahto had set out for home and had covered around two-thirds of the distance when he collapsed on the road.Taken to a hospital, the 45-year-old migrant from Begusarai, Bihar, was declared dead o...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

North East  /  Published 17.04.20

People continue to flout norms

Several people in the city allegedly continued to defy regulations on Friday, the third day of the second phase of the lockdown.A police source said scores of people had gathered at the Uzan Bazar fis...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati


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