Calcutta  /  Published 09.08.20

Cashless insurance trap over hospital deposit

THE CLAUSE An agreement between a private hospital in Calcutta and the preferred provider network (PPN), a consortium of four insurance companies, states: Deposit And Advance Pay...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.08.20

‘Licence’ to exact hefty deposit

Bengal’s regulatory commission has said private healthcare units in the state could during admission demand up to Rs 50,000 — or 20 per cent of the estimated treatment cost — whichev...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.20

Swab home collection hit after fee leash

Some private hospitals and laboratories have stopped home collection of swab samples for the Covid-19 test or scaled it down, apparently because of a regulatory panel’s advisory that the facilit...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 04.08.20

Sweet child in Covid times

Many Calcutta parents who have tested positive for Covid-19 and need hospital admission are facing a predicament apart from the trauma of being infected — where to send their children who have t...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.08.20

Fire reported at pvt hospital in South Mumbai

A fire was reported at a private hospital in Grant Road area of South Mumbai, an official said on Saturday. The incident occurred around 11.44 pm on Friday night on the ground floor of Reliance Hospi...
By PTI in Mumbai

Calcutta  /  Published 01.08.20

Refusal query to private hospital

The state regulatory commission for private hospitals has asked a private hospital why it refused admission to a Covid positive pregnant woman after she had completed registration formalities. The ho...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.07.20

Private ambulances spring ‘help’ trap

Several private ambulance operators are now allegedly asking patients’ families whether the patient needs help to board the vehicle. If yes, they are rejecting the requests for an ambulance or a...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.20

Hospitals and labs cite lack of personnel

Private hospitals and diagnostic laboratories are flooded with requests for collection of swab samples for the Covid-19 test from home but the waiting list is getting longer by the day because most fa...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.07.20

Covid: Govt says no dearth of beds

State health secretary Nitin Kulkarni sought to dispel fears about a shortage of beds to treat Covid patients amid a surge in cases, clarifying on Monday that Jharkhand has sufficient numbers. &ldquo...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


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