Personal Protective Equipment Ppe
Opinion  /  Published 31.07.20

Waste land: Disposing bio-medical trash

One false move can foil grand stratagems, especially in the battle against a deadly virus. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, governments and healthcare organizations have directed their attent...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 31.07.20

NKDA starts walk-in Covid test at New Town fair ground

New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has started walk-in sample collection at the New Town Mela Ground. “We are giving space to anyone who wants to put up a collection stall at the ven...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

India  /  Published 24.07.20

Central Pollution Board prunes Covid waste list

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has in its latest guidelines stated that food leftovers and other solid waste of Covid-19 patients should no longer be treated as biomedical waste and should...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.20

Hospital agrees to return 76% of PPE bill

A private hospital in the city has promised to return to the family of a Covid-19 patient as much as 76 per cent of the amount charged as “non-medical expenses” that are usually incurred o...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.20

Covid insurance hits wall

An association of private hospitals in Calcutta has said it would not accept the Covid-19 treatment packages proposed by the General Insurance Council, an association of insurers, contending that the ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


World  /  Published 07.07.20

Covid: China rules med gear market

Alarmed at China’s stranglehold over supplies of masks, gowns, test kits and other front-line weapons for battling the coronavirus, countries around the world have set up their own factories to ...
By Keith Bradsher in Beijing

Calcutta  /  Published 03.07.20

Top draws in corona season

Over the last three months, mask and hand sanitiser have become our best friends. We haven’t stepped out of the house without these. Shopkeepers too, claim these to be top selling items and almo...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.07.20

Heart ailments being ignored in virus infection fear

If you develop chest pain at night, it is not the time to shy away from getting treatment. A lot of people are reluctant to go to hospitals now even in cardiac emergencies, says Debasis Ghosh, senior ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.06.20

Hospitals not providing PPE kit: Doctors

Several doctors alleged on Monday that the private hospitals they are attached to have not been providing them with hazmat suits and N95 masks for surgery after the state government fixed the rates fo...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.06.20

Random tests on veggie vendors

The district health department on Sunday began random Covid-19 tests on vegetable vendors of Mango. Around 100 vegetable vendors, who come to Gandhi maidan everyday from places like Patamda, Dimna and...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur


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