Health Department
West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.21

Steep jab goal after lull

The state health department has directed all 23 districts to increase Covid-19 vaccination to the maximum possible extent from Monday, with a daily target of 10 lakh jabs, to try and complete vaccinat...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.10.21

State: alarm over rising cases

Jharkhand health department has directed all deputy commissioners to ensure Covid tests for inter-district travellers at entry points of the districts in the wake of a rise in the active caseload of C...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

World  /  Published 20.07.21

US eases travel curbs for India

The United States has improved the travel advisory for India, lowering it from the highest Level 4, which means no travel, to Level 3, which urges citizens to reconsider travel. It also eased travel ...
By Lalit K Jha in Washington

Calcutta  /  Published 17.07.21

Vaccine: scarcity in Bengal districts

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation is vaccinating around 30,000 people a day but nearly 25 per cent of them are from outside the Calcutta municipal area, officials said. This highlights the fact that...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.07.21

Ramp up child care, hospitals told

The state health department has written to the private hospitals to augment beds and arrange infrastructure for paediatric care to deal with a third wave. The hospitals have been asked to augment exi...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 23.06.21

2,000 beds released after drop in cases

The Bengal health department has released around 2,000 beds for Covid-19 at 16 private hospitals across the state as number of active patients came down substantially over the past week and the existi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

India  /  Published 18.06.21

Maha records 9,798 Covid cases, 198 deaths

Maharashtra on Friday recorded 9,798 new Covid-19 cases, taking its case tally to 59,54,508, while 198 fatalities raised the death toll to 1,16,674, the health department said. Of 198 deaths, 133 occ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Mumbai

West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.21

Mirik gets first safe home for Covid patients

A 50-bed safe home for treatment of Covid-19 patients was opened in Mirik, 50km from here, on Thursday at the local college building. Sources said the first of its kind facility in the hill town will...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.21

Priority groups welcome jab decision

Sex workers and transgenders have lauded the state health department’s decision to include them among groups that will get priority in receiving Covid vaccines and also urged the government to e...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.05.21

Remdesivir finger at 3 private hospitals

At least three private hospitals in and around Calcutta are under the scanner of the health department for allegedly indirectly forcing some patients’ families to procure remdesivir from certain...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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