Healthcare Sector
Jharkhand  /  Published 01.03.21

Health centre launched at Belgarhia

A well-equipped health centre was launched on Monday at Jharia Vihar Colony of Belgarhia to address the health care needs of around 5,000 families of 595 underground fire-affected sites, who have been...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

India  /  Published 25.02.21

Breast exam cuts cancer toll

A clinical breast examination by trained health workers can detect breast cancer early and reduce mortality by 30 per cent, almost as much as possible through mammography screening, a 22-year-long stu...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.02.21

Covid: option to pay & get vaccinated on table

Covid vaccines will be offered from March 1 to all people aged above 60 and those older than 45 years with chronic health disorders, the Centre has said. The vaccines will be free in government hospi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.02.21

Spike in Covid cases linked to complacency

Central health teams are trying to decipher reasons for the upsurge in cases in Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The teams will convey to state authorities the steps they would ne...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.21

Covid: 3,399 active cases in Bengal

Bengal on Tuesday logged 228 Covid-19 recoveries, 189 new infections and two deaths, but none from the city. The state now has 3,399 active Covid-19 cases, down from 37,190 on Dashami last year, in a...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 23.02.21

An unhealthy health budget

The health budget of 2021 is extremely important given the backdrop of pandemic-induced disruptions in the social and economic lives of the people. This year’s Economic Survey emphasiz...
By Amitabha Sarkar in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.21

Covid: 3,525 active cases in Bengal

Bengal on Sunday logged 233 Covid-19 recoveries, 182 new infections and three deaths, including two from the city, with the state’s total active cases dropping for 118 days on the trot to 3,525....
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.21

Covid: 194 cases and 3 deaths in Bengal

Bengal on Friday logged 238 Covid-19 recoveries, 194 infections and three deaths as total active cases dropped for the 116th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami last year. The total of active cases,...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.02.21

Covid fighters feted

Some did not take a single day’s leave from their outpatient department duties through the pandemic; some got the virus themselves but joined back immediately on recovery; some performed crucial...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 17.02.21

Keep following Covid protocols: Doctors

Senior doctors on the Bengal government’s committee for management and containment of Covid-19 have urged people to continue adhering to the protocols strictly because the coronavirus is still a...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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