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Calcutta  /  Published 23.05.20

Calcutta cops help pregnant woman in storm

A woman in labour was stuck at a flooded Rashbehari crossing on Wednesday night as Cyclone Amphan raged across the city.A police vehicle posted nearby helped her reach a hospital where she gave birth ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.05.20

SSKM ‘Covid-19 suspect horror’

A middle-aged cardiac patient who fell off his bed at SSKM Hospital and suffered multiple injuries was allegedly left unattended on the floor amid blood for an hour till his son came and lifted him up...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.20

61-year-old doctor to juniors: Shun your hide-and-seek attitude

A 61-year-old government doctor has written to his junior colleagues urging them to shed their misplaced fears and “self-concern” and work at a time when “humanity is facing a crisis”.Abhijit ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

400km, with insect in kid’s airway

A 18-month-old boy with an insect stuck in his respiratory tract had to travel nearly 400km from South Dinajpur to Calcutta amidst the lockdown to get it extracted after being referred by two governme...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.04.20

Kite string injures biker

A motorcyclist was injured on the Parama flyover on Monday evening by a glass-laced kite string.Ashok Chakraborty, 55, a correctional services official, was headed towards the Alipore special jail qua...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.04.20

Rapid test to identify localities

Blood samples of about 100 residents of Belgachhia and Howrah were collected on Monday for rapid antibody tests for Covid-19.The rapid tests, though not confirmatory, can determine the presence of an...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.04.20

Bengal: tests not at optimal level

Some of the Covid-19 test laboratories are conducting tests below their capacity and some have seen a drop in the average number of samples received in a day, health department sources said.At least ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.04.20

Antibody tests soon in Bengal

Rapid antibody blood tests for Covid-19 will soon be introduced in Bengal as a “surveillance tool”, the health department said on Sunday.The rapid tests are likely to begin in the city on Monday ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.20

Bone out, now travel worry

A 16-month-old boy who had to travel nearly 300km from Pakur in Jharkhand to SSKM Hospital to get a meat bone stuck in his respiratory tract extracted has been discharged from the hospital but his fam...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.20

Covid-19 kits plenty, tests few in Bengal

The Indian Council of Medical Research has distributed 7,500 kits among the five state-run laboratories in Bengal that are conducting Covid-19 tests, officials at Niced, the laboratory that is distrib...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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