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Medical Check Up
India  /  Published 19.04.20

Green shoots of flattening emerge

Ten more districts in five states have joined 44 others that have not reported new Covid-19 cases for 14 days or longer amid signals that some states are “flattening” their epidemic curves even th...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 16.04.20

HC unhappy with govt virus report

The high court on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with the report filed by the Bengal government on the steps taken to conduct rapid coronavirus tests and to ensure the safety of doctors and other ...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 08.04.20

Online pregnancy monitoring

As India’s coronavirus count crossed 5,000 on Wednesday, health authorities identified hotspots in select locations, surveillance staff carried out door-to-door surveys in others, and doctors prepar...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.04.20

Do-not-delay advice for hotspot residents

Residents of coronavirus hotspots who develop flu-like symptoms should seek medical attention and tests for Covid-19 without delay, a pulmonary medicine specialist and member of the national task forc...
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

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

Calcutta  /  Published 08.04.20

CMC Challenge: how to scan all homes

Calcutta Municipal Corporation personnel will try to visit every home in the city from this week to seek out anyone suffering from fever in an exercise aimed at detecting any silent Covid-19 carrier.C...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Test mild respiratory symptoms: Doctors

Patients with mild and moderate respiratory symptoms who are currently not screened for the novel coronavirus infection under the existing testing criteria could spread the virus, public health expert...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.03.20

Gave fliers helpline number, says Centre

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it had left it to asymptomatic incoming passengers to make use of a helpline and inform officials if they developed symptoms of Covid-19.During the he...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.03.20

ICMR appeal on tests stumps labs

India’s department of health research on Tuesday “appealed” to private laboratories to offer tests for the novel coronavirus “at no cost” to patients, surprising some labs that pointed out t...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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