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Jharkhand  /  Published 16.09.20

Jharkhand caps test rate at Rs 1,500

The Jharkhand government has slashed the price of the RT-PCR test for Covid-19 charged by private laboratories and hospitals for the second time. In a directive issued by mission director of National...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 04.09.20

Covid: test rule tweak

The Centre on Friday released a fresh advisory for coronavirus disease tests, recommending “testing-on-demand” for everyone who wishes to get tested and tests on all the people living in c...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.08.20

Show cause notice against doctor

Taking note of the charges of dereliction of duty with regard to Covid, Dhanbad deputy commissioner Uma Shankar Singh today stopped the salary of medical officer-in-charge of Nirsa, Dr Ila Roy and ser...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.20

Left seeks more tests in East Burdwan

Left Front leaders in East Burdwan met the district magistrate on Tuesday and urged him to ramp up tests to arrest the spread of Covid-19 and aired their grievances regarding delayed arrival of report...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

India  /  Published 17.08.20

Odisha crosses 50,000 Covid tests a day

Odisha has achieved the distinction of holding more than 50,000 Covid-19 tests per day in its effort to contain the corona pandemic in the state. Last month, it had managed to conduct around 9,000-12...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 16.08.20

Bhutan to start mass testing

The spike in Covid-19 cases in Bhutan in the past one week has prompted its government to start mass testing and hire extra health workforce for the job.  So far, 138 Covid-19 infections and zer...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.08.20

Covid rider to meet officials backfires

The West Midnapore district magistrate issued an order on Friday asking all visitors to secure Covid-19 negative reports before they met government officials, causing embarrassment to Nabanna as senio...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

Govt ramps up Covid tests among women in Purulia

The district administration used Kanyashree Day on Friday to ramp up Covid-19 tests among women. The decision to have more Covid tests among women was taken after a survey revealed that the percentag...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

Calcutta  /  Published 10.08.20

Panel to set Covid patient test norm

The regulatory commission for private hospitals has decided to issue a guideline on pathological tests for Covid-19 patients following complaints that some hospitals are conducting unnecessary tests a...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

Lab in Siliguri tops Bengal in Covid test tally

The Viral Research Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) of the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) on Siliguri outskirts holds the top slot in Bengal for Covid-19 tests — with close to one...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri


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