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Healthcare
West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.20

Covid insurance hits wall

An association of private hospitals in Calcutta has said it would not accept the Covid-19 treatment packages proposed by the General Insurance Council, an association of insurers, contending that the ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.20

Covid-19 cases rise to 986 in a day in Bengal

Bengal on Wednesday smashed the 24-hour record for new Covid-19 cases, with 986 reported till 9am, substantially higher than the 895 reported on Sunday, taking the total cases past 24,000 to 24,823. ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 07.07.20

IMA questions Assam coronavirus policy

The second is the government’s decision to switch over to antigen tests for health workers engaged for Covid duty. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has already mentioned that this ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 07.07.20

Odisha Covid-19 count crosses 10,000

Coronavirus cases in Odisha crossed the 10,000 mark on Tuesday with the single-day high of 571 cases. The state’s Covid-19 count stands at 10,097 positive cases and 42 deaths. The Covid-19 posi...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Health  /  Published 07.07.20

Don’t panic: it’s not Covid

Doctors are seeing a steady stream of patients, mostly young men, arrive clutching their chests, convinced they are going to die of Covid-19, a heart attack or both. They have no risk factors, no life...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

World  /  Published 06.07.20

Covid: China rules med gear market

Alarmed at China’s stranglehold over supplies of masks, gowns, test kits and other front-line weapons for battling the coronavirus, countries around the world have set up their own factories to ...
By Keith Bradsher in Beijing

India  /  Published 05.07.20

Vaccine: warning on shortcuts

A national scientific body on Sunday warned that shortcuts in vaccine development could compromise scientific rigour, amid public concerns that Indian researchers are under pressure to produce a vacci...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.20

Uncertain future: perils of star gazing

Susan Miller, a leading astrologer in the United States of America, had predicted in January that 2020 would “be a great... and... prosperous year,” going on to add that Capricorn would be...
By Atanu Biswas in

Calcutta  /  Published 04.07.20

Containment plan: change mooted

The concept of containment zones has been changed. In the new concept, the house or flat of a patient will be called isolation unit and the surrounding areas will be declared free zones. There have b...
By Subhajoy Roy and Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.07.20

Database hole in India points to missing patients

Dozens of clinical trials registered on an American database and listing India among their sites for enrolment of patients are missing from India’s own database of trials, a study has revealed, ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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