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Healthcare Sector
Calcutta  /  Published 29.12.20

Reluctance to get tested worries doctors

The number of people turning up for Covid-19 tests has gone down significantly over the last few weeks leaving doctors worried about the fallout both in treating those who develop complications after ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.12.20

Hospitals’ insurance rate concerns

Private hospitals on Monday expressed reservations about the rates of a Bengal government insurance scheme that has recently been extended to all residents of the state. At a meeting on Monday, repre...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.12.20

Daily coronavirus toll below 30 again

Bengal on Monday reported a drop in its total of active Covid-19 cases for the 63rd consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26, improving by nearly 65 per cent, from 37,190 to 13,161. The sta...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.12.20

Two-month drop in active cases in Bengal

Bengal on Saturday completed two months since Dashami on October 26 of a continuous drop in its total active Covid-19 cases, which fell from 37,190 to 14,108, improving by over 62 per cent. The total...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.12.20

Discounts for Covid patients applicable to all: Panel

The commission chairperson said a hospital would not be able to charge a patient an extra day’s bed charge if the patient was discharged within an hour of completing 24 hours’ stay at the ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 23.12.20

38 more die of Covid in Bengal

Bengal on Tuesday reported 2,270 Covid-19 recoveries, 1,653 infections and 38 deaths as the state logged a drop in its total of active cases for the 57th consecutive day since the end of Durga Puja. ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.12.20

Covid: campaign against waste burning

A group of Calcuttans is running awareness campaigns in the city urging people to refrain from burning waste, which damages lungs and can have serious impact on people who have recovered from Covid-19...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.12.20

Active cases under 18,500 in Bengal

Bengal on Saturday logged 2,717 Covid-19 recoveries, 2,155 new infections and 43 deaths, of which nine were reported from Calcutta.  Active cases, 37,190 on Vijaya Dashami 54 days ago, have drop...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.12.20

Some senior doctors still Covid-shy

A year into the pandemic, a section of senior doctors at government hospitals is still reluctant to be at the bedside of Covid patients, a tendency that at least two members of the government’s ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.12.20

Daily cases below 3,000 for a week

Bengal reported seven consecutive days of less than 3,000 new Covid-19 cases with 2,580 infections recorded on Sunday. This is for the first time that less than 3,000 cases being logged daily for a w...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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