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Healthcare Sector
Jharkhand  /  Published 03.09.20

State digest: Chatra officials begin hunt for land for medical college

A woman allegedly committed suicide in Chothai Kulhi locality in the Jharia police station area on Thursday. Malti Devi, 34, was upset because a housemaid had not returned her jewellery worth Rs 3 lak...
By Our Bureau in

World  /  Published 03.09.20

Covid: steroids 'a lifesaver'

International clinical trials published on Wednesday confirm the hope that cheap, widely available steroid drugs can help seriously ill patients survive Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus...
By Roni Caryn Rabin in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.20

Covid: Bengal 4th in recovery rate

Bengal on Wednesday recorded a new 24-hour high of 44,120 Covid-19 tests and a drop in active cases for the 10th consecutive day from 28,069 on August 23 to 24,445. The state reported 2,976 new cases...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.20

Alipurduar earns praise for Covid control

The district health department of Alipurduar and the administration as a whole have earned appreciation from a team of senior officials of the state health department on a visit to north Bengal to tak...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.09.20

Team to visit Jharkhand to review Covid spike

The Union health ministry will send a three-member expert team to three districts of Jharkhand which have witnessed sudden spike in Covid-19 cases. “The team will assist state health department...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

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Calcutta  /  Published 01.09.20

Covid patient count at satellite units fall

Many private hospitals in Calcutta said on Monday the number of Covid-19 patients in their satellite units was going down because of several reasons, including reluctance of some insurance companies t...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 31.08.20

IMA: plea to help private doctors

The Indian Medical Association, the country’s largest body of doctors, on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to establish a “national solatium” to be paid to the families of a...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.08.20

Covid: focus on reducing deaths

India’s coronavirus epidemic is beyond any prospects of containment at multiple sites that have widespread transmission or high infection prevalence rates and where health authorities have quiet...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 30.08.20

Brothers in arms fight Covid stigma

Some people in Calcutta and neighbouring areas are trying to fight, literally on the streets, the stigma attached to Covid by preventing attempts to barricade a patient’s house. They are taking...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 30.08.20

Diabetes may strike Covid patients under treatment, warn experts

An expert group on diabetes has urged doctors to stay vigilant against several “scenarios” during the coronavirus epidemic that could increase the risk of uncontrolled blood sugar in diabe...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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