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Healthcare Sector
World  /  Published 04.01.21

Loss of smell and loss of life as you know it

Until March, when everything started tasting like cardboard, Katherine Hansen had such a keen sense of smell that she could recreate almost any restaurant dish at home without the recipe, just by reca...
By Roni Caryn Rabin in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.21

First vaccine dry run, crowds expect jab

Amid reports of the Covid-19 vaccine’s rollout in the country soon, Bengal’s first dry run of the vaccination process was held at three places in North 24-Parganas on Saturday.  At e...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.21

863 new Covid cases in 24 hours in Bengal

Bengal logged 863 Covid-19 infections during the 24-hour window ending Saturday 9am, 1,443 recoveries and 28 deaths, including eight from Calcutta. The day’s number of new infections was the low...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.21

Tourists, UK returnees test negative for Covid

All eight tourists from Chinsurah of Hooghly district, including the trio who had travelled from the UK, have been tested negative for Covid-19, much to the relief of the district health officials and...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.21

26 more die of Covid, active cases fall further

Bengal on Friday began 2021 with 1,496 Covid-19 recoveries, 1,153 new infections and 26 deaths, logging a drop in its total of active cases for the 67th consecutive day (since Vijaya Dashami on Octobe...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.20

Covid recovery rate 95.99% in Bengal

Bengal on Wednesday reported a drop in its total of active Covid-19 cases for the 65th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26, from 37,190 to 12,381. The state on Wednesday logged 1,557 C...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

Training, list compilation ahead of vaccine rollout

Nearly 20,000 vaccinators under the state health department are being trained in imparting Covid-19 vaccines and a software is being developed where details of nearly six lakh health workers are being...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

Panel to look into Swasthya Sathi rates

The state government on Tuesday formed a committee to look into, among other things, whether the rates under the Swasthya Sathi insurance scheme could be increased as demanded by private hospitals. &n...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.12.20

Reluctance to get tested worries doctors

The number of people turning up for Covid-19 tests has gone down significantly over the last few weeks leaving doctors worried about the fallout both in treating those who develop complications after ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.12.20

Hospitals’ insurance rate concerns

Private hospitals on Monday expressed reservations about the rates of a Bengal government insurance scheme that has recently been extended to all residents of the state. At a meeting on Monday, repre...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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