Healthcare Sector
India  /  Published 30.08.20

Fleecing warning to Odisha hospitals

The Odisha government has warned all the private hospitals that action will be taken against them if they charge exorbitant fees from Covid-19 patients. The government said that all the  tests m...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 29.08.20

Going the extra mile, with books and pills

Malda’s Alam and Nasrin also started free health camps  for needy families during the pandemic for the same reason. “Healthcare for the poor gets hit the hardest when there’s a ...
By Binita Paul, Soumya De Sarkar in Malda, Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 28.08.20

Covid: prescription not needed for test

One can now walk into a camp organised by the civic body and give swab samples for an RT-PCR test for Covid-19 without a doctor’s prescription, officials said on Thursday. So far, the Calcutta ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.08.20

Covid: Central officials test positive

Two members of a team sent by the Union ministry of rural development to study the progress of different projects tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. They had undergone tests upon their arrival...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 28.08.20

Overall toll past 3,000, but active cases fall

Bengal’s overall Covid-19 toll crossed 3,000 on Thursday but the state also achieved three significant positives, a 24-hour high in daily Covid-19 testing with 42,474, crossing 17 lakh tests in ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 28.08.20

Centre asks states to 'refine' Covid fight

The Centre on Thursday nudged 10 states, including Bengal, to “refine and strengthen” their testing, contact tracing and containment efforts and improve their ambulance and treatment servi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.08.20

Covid: India tests over 10 lakh in a day

India has crossed a milestone of testing over 10 lakh samples for Covid-19 in a day, with more than 3.44 crore such tests conducted so far, while the caseload in the country is nearing the 30 lakh-mar...
By PTI in New Delhi

States  /  Published 25.08.20

Sikkim body ups ante on hospitals, health services

The Sikkim Progressive Youth Forum has threatened to take to the streets if the government fails to upgrade facilities at state hospitals and ensure free medicine and health services by November 30. ...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 24.08.20

Hospital uploading order on patient vitals

The health department has asked all hospitals treating Covid-19 patients to ensure that the vital signs of all admitted to intensive care units, cardiac care units and high dependency units are upload...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.08.20

Patients can't be evicted, says Bengal panel

A private hospital cannot ask a Covid patient to vacate the bed if the person is unable to pay an advance, the Bengal health regulatory commission said on Saturday in the wake of criticism over an ear...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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