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News  /  Published 03.07.22

Covid: Dos and don’ts if you test positive

Covid infections are rising and doctors apprehend the number of daily new infections would go up further. The repeated messaging on what to do and whom to call in need was stopped several months ago a...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.22

Battle mode

One student per classroom, dedicated loops for students to travel in, back-up exam centres — these are some of the preparations that Beijing is putting in place to hold the gaokao, the pre-unive...
By Neha Sahay

News  /  Published 01.02.22

Health experts spot RAT link in Covid positivity dip in Bengal

Public health experts, while acknowledging the importance of RAT in testing people quickly while a pandemic is raging, pointed out that RAT should not be taken as a conclusive test for being ‘ne...
By The Plurals News Network in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 28.01.22

RT-PCR tests at Rs 500

The West Bengal government has slashed the rate of an RT-PCR test by nearly half to Rs 500 from Rs 950, a senior health official said on Friday. However, the additional charge of Rs 15 per km for hom...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

News  /  Published 28.01.22

Bengal commission caps RT-PCR rate at Rs 500, sample collection fee at Rs 15 a kilometre

“It is true that the prices of reagents have come down. But the tests also require infrastructure and manpower. And these have a cost, too. We could manage with a reduced price when we were doin...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 22.01.22

Covid patients in Kolkata seek medical help after turning critical

Clots in the lungs, sudden unconsciousness leading to a comatose stage and lung fibrosis. Several Covid patients are now coming to hospitals in Kolkata with these and other serious complications afte...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.01.22

RT-PCR test to now cost Rs 300

Jharkhand slashed Covid-19 testing charges from Rs 400 to Rs 300 for RT-PCR tests in private laboratories from Thursday in an effort provide some relief to people at a time when cases were o...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

News  /  Published 20.01.22

Kolkatans opt for self-test Covid kits instead of confirmatory RT-PCR test

Self-testing and no-testing are making many Covid patients in Kolkata turn critical in the third wave of the pandemic, doctors have said. This time, the majority of those testing positive for Covid a...
By Sanjay Mandal, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.22

State plans publicity drive on court order

The Bengal government decided to undertake a large-scale awareness campaign on Calcutta High Court directive that those who received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine and produced negative RT-PCR reports ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

India  /  Published 11.01.22

7 arrested at Delhi airport

The Delhi Police has arrested seven passengers for allegedly trying to travel on fake documents from the city airport, officials said on Tuesday. One agent has also been arrested in connection with t...
By PTI, Shabina Akhtar in New Delhi


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