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Medicine
Opinion  /  Published 02.07.20

Covid-19: A medical and ethical challenge

The outbreak of Covid-19 has ripped open a deep-rooted ethical crisis within human society. Science seems to be clueless about a solution for this crisis. The instant success of science has trapped th...
By Nibedita P. Jena in

Calcutta  /  Published 23.05.20

Power-cut impact on drugs

Refrigerators are not working in many medicine stores for want of electricity and this could impact the supply of critical drugs, store owners have said.Injections like insulin of various categories, ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.05.20

Fear chokes medicine supply

Essential medicines have gone out of stock in several shops across the city as more than half of Bagree Market and Mehta Building in Burrabazar, the wholesale medicine hub, are shut.Traders attributed...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.05.20

Tropical doctor tests positive, CCU shut

The School of Tropical Medicine on Sunday shut its critical care unit (CCU) after a doctor and two others tested positive for Covid-19.Patients from the unit have been shifted to the adjoining Calcutt...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Fear leads to faulty swab

Test centres at 11 medical colleges across Bengal have to reject nearly 10 per cent of the swab samples they receive because of incorrect collection procedure, doctors said.Many laboratory technicians...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.05.20

Humble postman, pandemic saviour

The postman has emerged as a lifesaver with people banking on the postal department to send medicines and other necessary items to their near and dear ones in other districts and states during the loc...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Test facility overburdened on School of Tropical Medicine

The School of Tropical Medicine (STM) will send some of the samples it gets for Covid-19 tests to a private laboratory, the state government has decided in an attempt to reduce the backlog at the Cent...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 06.05.20

Your survival kit

Right now, there is no cure for the coronavirus. Families staying at home can take steps to prepare in case someone falls ill, to best monitor one’s health and to alleviate symptoms. Many people who...
By Amelia Nierenberg/NYTNS in

Health  /  Published 29.04.20

Chinese study damper on drug

The first randomised clinical trial of the anti-viral medication remdesivir in patients with the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has failed to find significant clinical benefits, Chinese doctors ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 27.04.20

5 cases, 30 isolated; test hub seeks hands

The School of Tropical Medicine (STM) has sought additional staff from the health department after five healthcare providers of the institution tested positive for the coronavirus and as many as 30 em...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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