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Outpatient Departments
West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.19

OPDs run at hospitals in Purulia, Birbhum

Doctors at three hospitals in Purulia and Birbhum districts stood out on Wednesday amid the ceasework by junior doctors at the outpatients’ department at state-run hospitals across Bengal paralysing...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.19

Appeal sounds ‘like threat’

The state government on Wednesday issued a formal appeal to the agitating junior doctors of medical colleges “to immediately withdraw their agitation and get back to their duty”. The appeal stated...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.19

Healthcare takes a hit in North Bengal

The outpatient departments of government hospitals in north Bengal, especially in Siliguri and Malda, took a hit on Wednesday because of the ceasework by junior doctors. Hundreds of patients had to re...
By TT Bureau in Malda

Opinion  /  Published 21.06.19

What do white coats mean in today's India?

The doctors’ strike — it has now been resolved — and the subsequent collapse of West Bengal’s healthcare infrastructure should remind us that contempt for doctors is nothing new. Mahatma Gandh...
By Chirantan Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 16.06.19

Get well soon, India

It all started to unravel last week, when Mohammad Sayeed took a tumble down the stairs of a mosque in Calcutta. The septuagenarian was admitted to a hospital. And then he died. One or more of his agg...
By Upala Sen

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.19

Burdwan medical student suffers eye injury

Three junior doctors and a fourth-year student of Burdwan Medical College and Hospital were injured on Wednesday when relatives of patients and outsiders lobbed bricks at them. The attack occurred aro...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.19

Private hospital doctors shut OPDs in solidarity

Outpatient departments of private hospitals were paralysed on Wednesday as doctors did not attend to patients as a mark of protest against the attack on two junior doctors of NRS hospital.At some of t...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.19

Doctors in Calcutta hospital show how to protest by working

In a city known for disruptive agitations, at least one private hospital in Calcutta on Wednesday showed how a protest could be registered without inconveniencing anyone — the ailing and most vulner...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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