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Healthcare Sector
India  /  Published 07.12.20

Pfizer vaccine only through govt

Pfizer has signalled its desire to introduce its Covid-19 vaccine in India but asserted that the product would be available only through the government under its global policy to refrain from private ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 04.12.20

Refund order to 2 Calcutta hospitals

The state clinical establishment regulatory commission on Thursday directed Desun Hospital and Woodlands Hospital to refund various sums to the families of three persons treated there. The family of ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.12.20

Bangla heart centre revived

A cardiac unit in Bangladesh’s Chittagong, which runs in collaboration with a Calcutta hospital and was shut down in March as the Indian workforce returned home amid the Covid pandemic, is back in a...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.12.20

RT-PCR test becomes cheaper in Bengal

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday capped the cost of RT-PCR testing for Covid-19 at Rs 950 in Bengal’s private facilities, down from the existing Rs 1,500. “The state now has 95 ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.20

Hint at end to drop in total active cases

Bengal on Wednesday reported a drop in its total of active Covid-19 cases for the 37th consecutive day since the end of Durga Puja as the state logged 3,275 recoveries, 3,271 infections and 51 deaths....
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

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India  /  Published 02.12.20

Illness not related to vaccine: Govt

The neurological illness suffered by a clinical trial volunteer in Chennai after receiving the AstraZeneca-Oxford candidate vaccine was not related to the vaccine, senior health officials indicated on...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.12.20

Doctor strike on Ayurveda surgery

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday called on modern doctors across the country to withdraw from non-essential medical services for 12 hours on December 11 to oppose what it views as the C...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 30.11.20

Double digit growth for pharma industry

Pharma companies are betting big on the prospects of the Indian market. Analysts expect the market to grow in double digits over the next few years, the fastest in the world. The industry was ba...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Calcutta  /  Published 30.11.20

Deceptive Covid condition emerges

An increasing number of Covid-19 patients are suffering from what is being called “happy hypoxia” — a condition in which a patient feels no shortness of breath even when the oxygen s...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.11.20

Active cases drop for 32nd day on the trot in Bengal

Bengal on Friday reported a drop in its total active Covid-19 cases for the 32nd consecutive day since the end of Durga Puja, with over 1.31 lakh recoveries in this period outweighing the 1.2 lakh new...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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