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News  /  Published 10.03.22

Kolkata health panel reduces prices for faster Covid tests

The state clinical establishment regulatory commission on Wednesday reduced the prices of CBNAAT and TRUENAT tests for Covid by Rs 200, the panel’s chairperson said on Wednesday. The new price ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.01.22

Poor response to Covid booster prompts Kolkata hospitals to mull jab outreach for elderly

With few people above 60 turning up for the Covid booster dose, many private hospitals are planning to take the jabs to people.  But healthcare workers and elderly people coming down with Covid ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.12.21

Spike in Covid admissions in Kolkata, test positivity rate surges in hospitals

One private hospital said most patients were getting admitted for the monoclonal antibody cocktail therapy. The state health department has decided to again convert MR Bangur Superspeciality Hospital...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.12.21

Kids’ vaccination lays bare Covaxin shortage at private hospitals

The RN Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences has placed an order for 5,000 Covaxin doses for the new drive. “It will take around seven to 10 days for the supply to arrive. Only aft...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 19.11.21

Bangladeshi undergoes knee surgery in Kolkata hospital, second in 3 months

A man of limited means from Bangladesh fractured the same knee on which he had undergone a knee replacement weeks before.  The man sold his land and came to Kolkata for a surgery on the same kne...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

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Calcutta  /  Published 12.06.21

Vaccine: as state steps in, supply hope brightens

The state government's decision to help private healthcare units get Covid vaccines from manufacturers has started showing effects with at least one hospital being able to procure doses on Friday ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.05.21

Positivity rate falls, docs urge caution

The percentage of positive results out of all Covid-19 tests done in a day has dropped at several hospitals and diagnostic centres in the city compared with the rate 10 days ago, but doctors have warn...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.04.21

Uncertainty fuels rush for second vaccine jab

Several private hospitals in the city stopped offering slots for administering the first dose of a Covid vaccine on Thursday and Friday and some even failed to confirm appointments for the second dose...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.03.21

Elderly home vaccine query

Many elderly people across the city, who are either too ill to go out or stay alone, are calling up private hospitals asking whether it is possible to administer the Covid-19 vaccine at home. However,...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.02.21

Rs 1 lakh for shock during anaesthesia

The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission on Thursday asked Royd Nursing Home to pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation to the family of a woman who went into shock during anaesthesia and la...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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