West Bengal  /  Published 23.11.18

Mayor Firhad Hakim sets first target: dengue

Mayor-designate Firhad “Bobby” Hakim on Friday flagged dengue as his primary challenge and said he would focus on running a year-round campaign to raise public awareness about the disease.“We ha...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Bihar  /  Published 23.11.18

In Patna, dengue claims its healer

A Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) physician who had treated several dengue patients himself succumbed to the disease at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday.PMCH physician Dr...
By Shuchismita Chakraborty in Patna

Calcutta  /  Published 15.06.20

The scare: Salt Lake fountains

Several fountains in Salt Lake that have been lying defunct for months have turned into mosquito breeding sites following the recent spells of rain, leaving residents worried about a possible dengue o...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.03.19

Porcupines may become endangered

Sir — I was appalled to learn that porcupines now run the risk of becoming endangered across southeast Asia. They are being indiscriminately poached for bezoars, which are masses of undigested plant...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 09.03.19

Doctors must follow dengue dossier: Govt

The state government is asking doctors to follow a protocol while treating dengue patients in an attempt to minimise errors that can lead to fatal consequences.The lack of adherence to a protocol in p...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


Jharkhand  /  Published 23.10.19

Dengue whip on station officials in Jamshedpur

The health department, acting on the directive of East Singhbhum deputy commissioner, has for the first time given a 24-hour notice to Tatanagar railway officials to submit their vector control action...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.18

Mayor’s dengue diktat

Mayor Sovan Chatterjee has made the departmental heads, borough chairpersons and councillors of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation directly accountable for vector control, leading some public hea...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.10.19

Leaflets to fight dengue in Jamshedpur

The East Singhbhum health unit has launched an awareness drive with distribution of one lakh leaflets across the district as the number of dengue cases continues to rise in the steel city.“Though de...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.11.18

Jharkhand plans virology lab at RIMS, Ranchi

Jharkhand is aspiring to set up an independent and advanced virology laboratory under the department of health research, a wing of the Union health and family welfare ministry.The hi-tech facility wil...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.19

14-year-old visitor to Calcutta dies of dengue

A 14-year-old boy, who was visiting a relative on Elliot Road, died of dengue at a city hospital on Thursday morning. An official of Belle Vue Clinic said Nurul Hasan tested positive for Immunoglobuli...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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