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Healthcare
India  /  Published 06.06.20

Plea to keep Delhi hospitals open to all

Health rights groups have appealed to the Delhi government not to close its hospitals to patients from outside the capital amid suggestions the administration would take a decision on the matter on Su...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 23.04.20

58 more Covid-19 patients in Bengal

The Bengal government said on Thursday that 58 new Covid-19 cases had been reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 334. Twenty-four people have been disc...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.04.20

Central team visits Siliguri hotspots

The five-member team of central government officials from Delhi visited two coronavirus-affected places in and around Siliguri on Thursday to take stock of the situation.This is the first time that th...
By TT Bureau in Siliguri

India  /  Published 21.04.20

Telephone survey on Covid-19 symptoms

The Centre on Tuesday announced a plan to use mobile phones — believed held by over 90 per cent of the nation’s households — to check the prevalence of Covid-19 symptoms amid the country’s ris...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.04.20

Belated antibody kit caution

India’s health research agency on Tuesday suspended for two days the use of rapid antibody test kits for the coronavirus that the country had procured from China despite warnings about their unrelia...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

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Opinion  /  Published 14.08.19

Clouds gathering on India’s economic horizon

The attention of Indians has been largely concentrated on events in Jammu and Kashmir. Not much discussion has taken place regarding the passage of a number of bills in Parliament that essentially mak...
By Anup Sinha

West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.20

Raiganj siblings at frontline of Covid-19 fight

Two young doctors from Raiganj are working almost round the clock at the Beliaghata ID & BG Hospital, the facility that is treating coronavirus positive patients in Calcutta. Pallab Sinha, a docto...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

Science  /  Published 19.04.20

Obese patients at higher risk

Obese patients infected with the coronavirus may be at higher risk of developing severe disease, doctors tracking the patterns of the infection have said after limited observations and experience with...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.04.20

From Iron Man to Lockdown Model

For the second time in successive crises, Union home minister Amit Shah has made himself conspicuous by his absence.The home minister was rarely sighted at the controls during February’s carnage in ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.04.20

Tests low, cases high: why it is so

Bengal, among all states, has tested the fewest number of people for the coronavirus but has the second-highest positivity rate after Delhi, possibly because its screening process is focused on high-r...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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