Health Department
News  /  Published 08.04.22

Swasthya Sathi scheme health cover may turn conditional at Vellore

The private hospitals have alleged that many of the rates offered under the scheme are unviable. Association of Hospitals of Eastern India, the body of private hospitals, has formally written to the s...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 19.03.22

West Bengal to begin vaccination drive for children aged 12-14 years from March 21

Separate vaccination centres on school premises will be established in keeping with all safety norms to cover children under the inoculation drive...

India  /  Published 11.02.22

Odisha: Covid deaths remain a cause of concern

Deaths because of Covid-19 in Odisha remain a cause of concern even though the number of positive cases has come down. In the last seven days, more than 20 people have succumbed to the virus almost d...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.01.22

Jharkhand cuts RTPCR rate

GPS system will be installed in each bike ambulance so that monitoring can be done from the district headquarter level. An additional logbook will also be maintained by the ambulance driver. “T...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.01.22

Jharkhand lines up mock health drills

The Jharkhand health department has directed district magistrates to ensure mock drills on health preparedness to tackle a mass influx of patients with over 3,700 new Covid cases on Thursday. The let...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.22

Bengal drops key drugs from treatment guideline

The Bengal health department has dropped the monoclonal antibody therapy and the anti-viral drug molnupiravir from its Covid treatment guideline. The monoclonal antibody cocktails are the most sought...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.12.21

State tightens Covid leash

The Jharkhand health department has directed deputy commissioners of all the districts to implement stricter Covid-19 management and control measures, including RT-PCR tests of all travellers, in view...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

News  /  Published 16.12.21

Omicron detected in Bengal, CM alerts residents at Kolkata public meeting

A 7-year-old boy who arrived in Malda from Abu Dhabi, via Hyderabad, has tested positive for Omicron, the first recorded case in Bengal of the coronavirus variant that is spreading fast in many countr...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 15.12.21

Move to accelerate vaccination

The Malda district health department will soon introduce “Vaccine Express”, a van that will run across the district to expedite Covid-19 vaccination process, especially among those who are...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 08.12.21

Integrated cancer hub at NBMCH soon

The state health department will soon launch an integrated cancer treatment facility at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) and is working on the plan to set up a state-of-the-art ca...
By Our Bureau in Cooch Behar/Siliguri


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