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Healthcare Sector
India  /  Published 18.07.20

Covid: which state is the least, most vulnerable?

Darbhanga district in Bihar is India’s most vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of the new coronavirus disease while South 24-Parganas is Bengal’s most vulnerable, an exercise to...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.07.20

Covid: Centre focus on load

As India’s coronavirus counts crossed one million on Friday with another record overnight spike of 34,956 new cases, the Union health ministry said the “actual case load” was around ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid numbers will rise a little, says Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday underscored that the Covid-19 outbreak was a global affliction and said Bengal knew of no “magic spell” to keep it at bay when the number of patients was risin...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid: cloud on acidity drug

People who consume anti-acidity medications called proton-pump inhibitors appear to be at higher risk of severe disease or death if they get infected with the new coronavirus, a team of doctors in the...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.07.20

Sikkim Covid-19 cases spike

A health worker and an assistant sub-inspector of police were among 15 people who were detected with Covid-19 at Rongli in East Sikkim on Tuesday, turning the rural subdivision into the state’s ...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

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India  /  Published 15.07.20

Covid-19 cost ceiling onus on Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to fix any ceiling on treatment costs in private hospitals for coronavirus patients, but asked the Centre to consider a suitable model for the country so that the ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.07.20

Health ministry studying Covid's long-term effects

The Union health ministry has launched an exercise to probe long-term health problems among coronavirus disease survivors in India amid suggestions by medical researchers elsewhere that survivors may ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 15.07.20

Covid: Close encounter

The coronavirus can stay aloft for hours in tiny droplets in stagnant air, infecting people as they inhale, mounting scientific evidence suggests. This risk is highest in crowded indoor spaces with po...
By Apoorva Mandavilli in

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.07.20

Jharkhand sees highest spike

Jharkhand registered the highest single-day surge in the number of Covid cases on Monday with 189 people, including 40 from Ranchi alone, testing positive.  While no Covid deaths were reported o...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.20

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


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