News  /  Published 21.01.22

Isolation room for students with Covid symptoms at all HS exam centres

The state higher secondary council will set up isolation facilities in each of the 6,800 centres where the school-leaving exams will be held in-person in April. “Exams will be held offline for ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.01.22

New Town Kolkata Development Authority holds vaccination camps in schools

The school still has students of Class IX and half of Class X left to vaccinate. “Many have taken the jab privately. We have sent out word among the guardians and are waiting for an estimate of ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.22

2nd dose jab for 25 lakh

The Bengal government has directed all districts to launch a special drive to give second doses of Covid-19 vaccine to over 25 lakh people who are yet to take their last jab though their due-date has ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

India  /  Published 12.01.22

Omicron: Covaxin booster effective

Bharat Biotech on Wednesday said a study has demonstrated that a booster dose of Covaxin has a neutralising effect on the Omicron and Delta variants of COVID-19. The study conducted at Emory Universi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 10.01.22

Covid booster shot for frontline workers and senior citizens from Monday

The booster or precaution dose against Covid for healthcare workers, frontline workers and those 60 years and above with comorbidities starts on Monday. In Kolkata, all 141 health clinics of the Kolk...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata


News  /  Published 04.01.22

Private schools in Kolkata to start Covid vaccination of students from Tuesday

At Lakshmipat Singhania Academy in southwest Kolkata’s Alipore, 75 students each of classes XI and XII have been given one-and-a-half hour each for the jab. “On the first day, we kep...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.01.22

Students in Kolkata share their first Covid vaccine experience

At school, students of each batch comprising 10 to 15 were asked to wait in a spacious room maintaining physical distancing norms before being called for vaccination one by one. The parents were waiti...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

India  /  Published 03.01.22

Govt: expired jab reports false

The Union health ministry on Monday dismissed media reports alleging that expired vaccines are being administered in the country under its COVID-19 vaccination programme as "false and misleading&...
By Our Bureau, PTI

News  /  Published 03.01.22

Kolkata schools earmark Covid vaccination zones on campus

At Sakhawat Memorial, about 90 per cent of the Class XI students scheduled to get the jab on Monday gave their consent by Sunday evening, said headmistress Papia Singha Mahapatra. The students have b...
By Subhankar Chowdhury, Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

India  /  Published 02.01.22

CoWIN: 6.35 lakh teens register

The CoWIN platform has till Sunday evening recorded over six lakh registrations in the age group of 15 to 18 years whose Covid vaccination is set to begin from January 3. Union Health Minister Mansuk...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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