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Healthcare Sector
Calcutta  /  Published 30.07.20

Help pours in for theatre people

A group of amateur theatre artistes based in the US, some of them with roots in Calcutta, has raised $14,000 (over Rs 10 lakh) for theatre workers in Calcutta who are out of work because of the pandem...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.07.20

Guide to antigen tests ahead of launch

Antigen tests for Covid-19 will start in the state, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday. People near the Chetla market who have Covid symptoms will be made to undergo the antigen test, a ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.07.20

Ambulance: duo to help patients

The health department has said an ambulance must always have a person who, along with the driver, must help a patient board the vehicle. The message was conveyed to the agency that runs ambulances wh...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.07.20

Beds occupied without reason

A panel of doctors visiting Covid hospitals across Calcutta has found that many patients who don’t need to stay in hospital are still occupying beds, as a result of which patients with moderate ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.07.20

Driver quizzed about death

A committee probing the death of Madhab Narayan Dutta, a suspected Covid patient who had collapsed while trying to board an ambulance at Bongaon Sub-divisional Hospital and died unattended on Saturday...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

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India  /  Published 28.07.20

Ambulance driver and kin fight, patient dies

A 46-year-old man died in Odisha on Monday after his relatives and the ambulance driver engaged in an alleged brawl that killed precious time to shift him to hospital. Manoj Praharaj, a resident of B...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Calcutta  /  Published 28.07.20

Satellite units under regular insurance

Satellite facilities set up by private hospitals to keep Covid-19 patients who have mild or no symptoms are now covered by regular health insurance schemes, insurance companies and hospitals said. In...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.07.20

Covid: questions on home death

A Behala family with four Covid-19 patients struggled for hours on Sunday night and Monday morning to arrange for the cremation of the eldest member, who died within hours of receiving the report of t...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.07.20

Hospital relief for pregnant women

Private hospitals cannot refuse to admit pre-registered pregnant women for delivery if they test positive for Covid-19, the regulatory commission for private healthcare units in Bengal has said in an ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.07.20

Odisha Covid-19 cases cross 25,000

The number of corona positive patients in Odisha stood at 25,389 on Sunday with 1,376 fresh cases being reported from across the state during the past 24 hours. What is of concern to the government i...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar


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