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Healthcare Sector
Calcutta  /  Published 05.08.20

Call govt or CMC for ambulance: Official

Covid-19 patients in need of an ambulance can call up the Calcutta Municipal Corporation or the state health department, instead of private operators who are asking for a premium to ferry patients, th...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.08.20

False claims over cycle threshold value

What is my CT value? Many hospitals and diagnostic laboratories in Calcutta are flooded with calls asking for the value from people who tested positive for Covid-19 there, a trend that experts say is...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.08.20

Bengal calls for ICMR antigen test guideline change

People with negative antigen test results at fever clinics in medical colleges and hospitals need not immediately go for an RT-PCR test unless they have other symptoms, the state health department has...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.08.20

RWAs devise Covid waste rules for city

The number of Covid patients in home isolation has been on the rise and so has the amount of Covid waste. Housing societies across the city are fumbling when it comes to disposing the waste because th...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Subhajoy Roy and Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.08.20

Vaccine: 10-city trial plan

India’s department of biotechnology has selected 10 cities where several thousand healthy volunteers could join the anticipated large-scale clinical trials to assess the efficacy of candidate va...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

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West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.20

Covid: 2,739 more cases and 49 deaths

Bengal on Sunday logged highest counts of daily Covid-19 cases and deaths at 2,739 and 49, respectively, as total number of patients went past 75,000, of whom around 53,000 had recovered from the path...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.08.20

Antigen tests in all Calcutta boroughs

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation will set up rapid antigen test centres in all its boroughs to carry out tests on specific days every week, a CMC official said. The civic body started antigen tests...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.07.20

Inter-state curbs in Jharkhand

The Jharkhand health department on Thursday issued a directive to all deputy commissioners and civil surgeons to not admit Covid-19 patients from other states without referral letters as coronavirus c...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 31.07.20

Rape cuffs after Covid test abuse

A lab technician has been arrested for rape after he allegedly took swab samples from a woman’s private parts during a coronavirus test at Badnera in Maharashtra’s Amravati district, polic...
By PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 31.07.20

3,000 Covid patients 'missing' in Bangalore

Over 3,000 Covid-19 patients are “untraceable” in Bangalore, with the authorities saying these people provided wrong mobile numbers and addresses to the labs where they gave their swab sam...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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