Rapid Antigen Test
Calcutta  /  Published 20.11.20

‘Feluda’ for faster Covid test results

A home-grown paper strip diagnostic test kit for Covid-19 that could cut the waiting time for results by several hours will be available in New Delhi by the first week of December and “shortly t...
By in

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.20

Mandatory Covid tests at rural hospital

The district health department has made itmandatory for patients and those accompanying them to the Maynaguri rural hospitalto undergo Covid-19 tests in the wake of a surge in the infections after Dur...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Calcutta  /  Published 06.11.20

Few takers for CMC Covid test centres

The number of people undergoing Covid-19 tests at the 72 rapid antigen testing centres the Calcutta Municipal Corporation had set up in the past two months is below expectation, civic officials have s...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.20

Covid test hubs dot highways in Bengal

Around 100 temporary rapid Covid testing centres have come up on national and state highways in Bengal to check if drivers and passengers entering the state are carriers of the pathogen. Sources said...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.20

Malda eyes random Covid tests in markets

A steady rise in number of Covid-19 cases in north Bengal district has made senior officials plan random tests at marketplaces. Susanta Roy, the officer on special duty (OSD) for Covid-19 in north Be...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Calcutta  /  Published 13.10.20

Govt Covid test labs to run during Puja

Covid test centres in all government medical colleges and hospitals in Calcutta will remain operational during Durga Puja. Each will have 14 laboratory technicians working in three shifts under the s...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.20

Rapid Covid tests a must for SARI patients

The Mamata Banerjee government has asked hospitals with special wards for SARI (severe acute respiratory illness) to conduct rapid antigen tests on patients as soon as they get admitted to identify an...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 29.09.20

India's Covid toll set to cross 1 lakh this week

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.09.20

Missing step linked to Covid spread

Health authorities in some states may themselves be fuelling the spread of the new coronavirus disease by not directing all symptomatic patients found negative on the so-called antigen tests to take t...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 24.09.20

Bengal logs 3,189 new cases, 61 deaths

Bengal on Wednesday reported 3,189 new Covid-19 cases and 61 deaths, besides 2,998 recoveries, as total cases went past 2.34 lakh, which includes over 2.05 lakh recoveries and 4,544 deaths. Bengal&rs...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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