News  /  Published 26.01.22

Kolkata healthcare braces for changes as number Covid cases decline

Covid cases are on the decline in Bengal and it has brought about several changes in Kolkata’s healthcare.  Beds designated for Covid treatment are being reduced across hospitals, while no...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 25.01.22

Bengal commission seeks affidavit from Medica on discount to patients

The clinical establishment commission on Monday asked Medica hospital to file an affidavit stating that it would offer discounts on medicines, consumables and pathological tests on the part of the bil...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 24.01.22

Life struggles: Fight and beat Covid fear for nurse Sujata

Sujata Sinha Mandal appears at my south Kolkata home on an early December morning, before the Omicron wave. This is the fifth day since I have tested Covid-positive. Sujata changes and washes herself ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.22

Bengal boost for govt medical facilities

The Mamata Banerjee dispensation has decided to create additional wards or set up new buildings at 140-odd government hospitals, which include medical colleges and district, block, primary and rural h...
By Pranesh Sarkar and Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta/Bolpur

News  /  Published 19.01.22

Marginal dip in admission of Covid patients in Kolkata hospitals

Several hospitals in Kolkata are witnessing a marginal dip in admission of Covid patients over the last few days but doctors warned that it was too early to say the current wave of infections has star...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata


News  /  Published 18.01.22

Committee calls for daily monitoring of hospitalised Comorbid patients in Kolkata, Howrah

Patients with comorbidities admitted in hospitals and have incidentally tested positive for Covid are in need of more intensive monitoring of their primary ailments by experts from respective fields, ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Business  /  Published 18.01.22

Unilever to pursue GSK arm

Consumer goods giant Unilever on Monday indicated that it would continue to chase the consumer healthcare business of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plc, despite the latter rejecting its “unsolicited&rdq...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 16.01.22

Unilever eyes GSK arm in £50bn deal

Consumer goods giant Unilever said it had approached GlaxoSmithKline about buying the pharmaceutical group’s consumer goods arm, after a newspaper reported that a £50 billion ($68.4 billio...
By Reuters in London

News  /  Published 14.01.22

Salt Lake’s Inner Wheel Club gifts an ambulance to Calcutta Heart Clinic

Calcutta Heart Clinic and Hospital Society has a new ambulance now, thanks to a donation by the Inner Wheel Club of Salt Lake Down Town. The air-conditioned Mahindra Supro ambulance was handed over o...
By A Staff Reporter in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 13.01.22

Kolkata hospitals contest ICMR on patients without symptoms

He said in emergency cases, the patient is taken to the operation theatre meant for emergencies before the test is done. “We get the sample collected and sent for testing even as the patient is...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata


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