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Healthcare Sector
West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.21

Day’s Covid toll lowest in 8 months

Bengal on Wednesday logged six Covid-19 deaths, including two from Calcutta, the lowest daily toll for the state in this pandemic in 237 days since the six deaths reported on May 28 last year. The st...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.01.21

CMC set to triple vaccination sites

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation will triple the number of Covid-19 vaccination sites from next week, civic officials said on Monday. Five ward health clinics located in as many boroughs of Calcutt...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.01.21

Day Two turnout of vaccination lower than Day One

A little over 60 per cent of the people who were supposed to be vaccinated across Bengal took the Covid jab on Monday. In Calcutta, the figure was slightly better at 81 per cent.  The health aut...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 17.01.21

V-Day 1: 43 per cent missed out

India launched its nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Saturday with the number of those vaccinated falling short of the day’s target by 43 per cent, which health officials and doctors a...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 16.01.21

A college driven by a dream to excel and expand

Remembering St Xavier’s College is to take a quiet walk back to the ’50s and ’60s when it was happy and content to be a college that stood quietly apart as a centre of unassuming exc...
By Rev Fr Dr Dominic Savio SJ in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 16.01.21

Refund, damages order for 2 hospitals

The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission on Thursday asked AMRI Hospitals Dhakuria to refund Rs 3.19 lakh to the family of a man who was admitted to the hospital with Covid. The h...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.01.21

V-Day: doctors speak out on vaccine

Ajoy Krishna Sarkar, 62, respiratory and critical care expert: Till Friday evening, I did not receive any message from the health department about when I will get the vaccine. Once I get the message, ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.01.21

Vaccine fissures among scientists

Fissures have emerged in medical and scientific circles with many supporting the rollout of two vaccines but others questioning the use of one without efficacy data, two days before the start of India...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.21

794 more recover, 18 die of Covid in Bengal

Bengal on Wednesday logged 794 Covid-19 recoveries, 723 infections and 18 deaths as the total of active cases dropped for the 79th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26 last year. The to...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.01.21

'Vaccine doses fewer than required'

In Bengal, 353 venues have been identified for vaccination but all may not be in use on Day 1. The health department had till Tuesday fixed eight venues in Calcutta - Calcutta Medical College, Calcut...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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