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Private Hospitals
Calcutta  /  Published 01.08.20

Refusal query to private hospital

The unnamed private infirmary had refused admission to a Covid positive pregnant woman citing lack of infrastructure...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.07.20

Private ambulances spring ‘help’ trap

With no standard operating procedure in place, most operators said ambulance drivers were scared of infection and that they could not be asked to step out and help relatives of a patient...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.07.20

Hospitals and labs cite lack of personnel

Queue for home swab collection...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.07.20

Satellite units under regular insurance

Earlier, patients were being made to pay the entire amount from their pocket, which in many cases varied between Rs 3,000 and Rs 5,000 a day...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.20

Hospital agrees to return 76% of PPE bill

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had last month announced that private hospitals could not charge more than Rs 1,000 a day for PPE...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.20

Covid: Hospitals add beds to stay viable

Some healthcare facilities are dedicating an entire building or several wings of their establishments to such cases...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.07.20

Covid-19 cost ceiling onus on Centre

We don’t want you to make treatment free but write to the states that access to healthcare should not be problematic: SC...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 14.07.20

Hospital told to return Rs 200 out of Rs 250

The decision to cap fees under various heads follows complaints of some private hospitals overcharging patients...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.07.20

‘Covid warrior’ job for cured patients

Move by state govt comes in the face of need for non-medical staff in hospitals across Bengal...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Alamgir Hossain in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.20

Covid: hospitals slap deposit

Officials point to uncertainty about receiving full payment from patients behind their cash demand...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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