Severe Acute Respiratory Illness Sari
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 20.07.20

Covid: why hold back information?

Officials of the Union health ministry had in early April blocked public disclosure of the names of 36 districts where researchers had found evidence of community transmission of the new coronavirus, ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 09.05.20

Respiratory cases panel

The health department has set up a 12-member committee of teachers of community medicine from medical colleges to find out whether proper steps are being taken to manage cases of influenza like illnes...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.04.20

Survey to find symptoms

The Bengal government has directed all districts to conduct door-to-door surveys for compiling a database of persons with Covid-19 symptoms following a recommendation by Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri


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