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Covid Tests
News  /  Published 02.07.22

Mass testing for Covid-19 ‘not needed for now’ in Kolkata

Sentinel surveys and testing only for those who are vulnerable should be the way forward for Covid surveillance, said health department officials, public health experts and doctors. As daily new Covi...
By Sanjay Mandal, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.04.22

East Singhbhum: Covid testing soon

The health department authority of East Singhbhum district on Monday issued instructions for restarting sample test drive for Covid-19.  The instructions for resuming the sample test for Covid-1...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 25.04.22

Shanghai: mass testing plan

Beijing on Monday began mass COVID-19 testing of over 3.5 million people in one of the city's high-profile districts following a spike in cases, while Shanghai reported a record 51 deaths in a day...
By PTI, Reuters in Shanghai, Beijing

News  /  Published 10.03.22

Kolkata health panel reduces prices for faster Covid tests

The state clinical establishment regulatory commission on Wednesday reduced the prices of CBNAAT and TRUENAT tests for Covid by Rs 200, the panel’s chairperson said on Wednesday. The new price ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.02.22

RAT replaces RT-PCR as hospitals in Kolkata ease Covid norms

One private hospital in Kolkata stopped testing asymptomatic patients for Covid before admission from Thursday. Several other hospitals are doing the rapid antigen test for Covid, instead of the time...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 15.02.22

Bengal lifts curbs on domestic flights, no Covid testing for international fliers

“From Tuesday, airlines will be free to operate daily flights from Bangalore,” said an official at the Kolkata airport. The state government had imposed restrictions on flights from Mumba...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 01.02.22

Health experts spot RAT link in Covid positivity dip in Bengal

Public health experts, while acknowledging the importance of RAT in testing people quickly while a pandemic is raging, pointed out that RAT should not be taken as a conclusive test for being ‘ne...
By The Plurals News Network in Kolkata

People  /  Published 31.01.22

300 calls or 40 visits a day… that’s what it takes to be a Covid hero

“I have met Jeet twice in my life and I absolutely cherish both those moments. The wallpaper on my phone is a picture with him. Whenever I can, I listen to songs from his films,” admits Mi...
By Priyam Marik

News  /  Published 28.01.22

Bengal commission caps RT-PCR rate at Rs 500, sample collection fee at Rs 15 a kilometre

“It is true that the prices of reagents have come down. But the tests also require infrastructure and manpower. And these have a cost, too. We could manage with a reduced price when we were doin...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.01.22

Notify home Covid test: Kolkata Municipal Corporation

“Ghosh said results of those who test positive for Covid should be with the government so they can be tracked,” said an official. The civic body will conduct awareness campaigns urging pe...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


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