Healthcare Sector
Calcutta  /  Published 12.08.20

Covid: hospitals contest panel's deposit logic

The commission’s advisory also says that for any inves-tigation above Rs 2,000, a hospital has to take the consent of a patient’s family. This was because the commission found that many ex...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.08.20

Covid: shocking hospital deposit

The Bengal health regulatory commission’s permission to private hospitals to take deposits for admissions and ask for removal of  patients within one hour after a 12-hour window belies its ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.08.20

Covid: India tops in rumours

Odisha police on Monday arrested two persons on the charges of spreading rumours about Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) failure to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Police took action afte...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 10.08.20

Deaths: inferior PPE to blame

Bihar’s government doctors have pinpointed the “substandard” and “porous” personal protection equipment kits supplied to them as a key reason for the large number of medi...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Calcutta  /  Published 10.08.20

Cashless insurance trap over hospital deposit

THE CLAUSE An agreement between a private hospital in Calcutta and the preferred provider network (PPN), a consortium of four insurance companies, states: Deposit And Advance Pay...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 09.08.20

‘Licence’ to exact hefty deposit

Bengal’s regulatory commission has said private healthcare units in the state could during admission demand up to Rs 50,000 — or 20 per cent of the estimated treatment cost — whichev...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 09.08.20

Plea to widen doctors' Covid insurance cover

At least 196 doctors across India have died from the new coronavirus disease, the country’s largest body of medics has said, urging the Centre to extend to the private sector the Rs 50-lakh spec...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.08.20

Covid deaths in India today

A 48-year-old priest of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam who manages the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara has died of coronavirus on Thursday. After he tested positive for the virus earlier this week, h...
By PTI in Tirupati

Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.20

Swab home collection hit after fee leash

Some private hospitals and laboratories have stopped home collection of swab samples for the Covid-19 test or scaled it down, apparently because of a regulatory panel’s advisory that the facilit...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.20

'Covid' stigma on cardiac patient

A 32-year-old man from Arambagh, in Hooghly, who suffered “severe cardiac failure” on Monday, was allegedly refused admission by a nursing home after a doctor there learnt that the patient...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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