India  /  Published 26.04.22

Covaxin nod for kids aged 6-12

India's drug regulator has granted emergency use authorisation for Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax for those aged five to 12 years and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children in the...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

News  /  Published 22.04.22

Covid vaccine camp in Salt Lake FE Block on Saturday

Senior citizens and students of FE Block will get to take their Covid vaccine booster dose free of cost in their neighbourhood on Saturday. The block residents’ association has organised a vacci...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 14.04.22

Letters to the Editor

Sensory pleasure Sir — Sigmund Freud used the term, osphresiolagnia, to describe pleasure derived from smells. None will understand this better than a book lover; the enticing scent of a book, ...

News  /  Published 13.04.22

‘Poor’ response to booster shot in Kolkata healthcare centres

Chandramouli Bhattacharya, an infectious disease specialist at Peerless Hospital, said a large section of the population had started believing that Covid — or at least the worst of it — wa...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.04.22

1,000 get boosters at 89 jab centres across West Bengal on Day 1

More than 1,000 people aged between 18 and 59 took their booster dose of Covid vaccines at 89 private vaccination centres in Bengal on Sunday. The drive to administer the booster — or the preca...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


Opinion  /  Published 11.04.22

Head: Letters to the Editor: How Bengalis have 'adopted' the once exotic 'phulkopi'

Flower power Sir — There will be few Bengalis who can imagine their lives without the cauliflower. Be it in machher jhol or shingara, the phulkopi is an inseparable pa...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 10.04.22

Booster jab cost cut, cry on equity

Covaxin and Covishield boosters will be available to private hospitals at Rs 225 per dose under revised and lowered prices announced by vaccine makers on Saturday, a day before the booster campaign op...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.04.22

Covaxin, Covishield prices cut

SII and Bharat Biotech have been major suppliers of COVID-19 vaccines to the government so far. The Union Health Ministry on Friday announced that those above the age of 18 years who have completed n...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 09.04.22

Centre nod to booster vaccine for all adults spurs hope for Kolkata hospitals

The hospital is having barely 20 recipients every day on an average. In late February and early March, the KMC had swapped 16,000 doses of Covid vaccines, which were to expire in March, with private ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

India  /  Published 09.04.22

Private booster jabs for adults

Anyone above 18 years may seek a Covid-19 vaccine booster on payment at private inoculation centres from April 10, the Centre said on Friday, announcing plans to expand its precaution dose already ava...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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