Swasthya Sathi
News  /  Published 30.11.21

Committee to frame guidelines to restrict steep cancer drugs for Swasthya Sathi patients

The West Bengal government is yet to formulate any definite regulation for private hospitals which are prescribing chemotherapy drugs to patients who were admitted at their establishments under the st...
By PTI in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.11.21

Calcutta High Court seeks details of health scheme

Calcutta High Court on Monday asked the Bengal government to file an affidavit stating details about its Swasthya Sathi scheme.  A division bench headed by Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava said ...
By Our Legal Reporter in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.11.21

Call Sathi helpline for hospital admission refusal

Patients or their families can call a helpline number mentioned on the back of their Swasthya Sathi cards if they are refused admission by any hospital despite showing the card, the chairperson of the...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.10.21

Kolkata private hospitals cannot refuse admission to Swasthya Sathi card holders

Private hospitals cannot refuse to admit patients under the Swasthya Sathi scheme because of failure to recognise the cardholder’s fingerprint or if the patient party fails to produce the card d...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.10.21

Govt clarifies on Swasthya Sathi package

The state health department has issued an advisory saying patients admitted under the Swasthya Sathi scheme can be charged for an “unspecified package” only for accidental and emergency su...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.21

Plan to open new NBMCH building by 2022

A meeting of health officials was held at the North Bengal Medical College & Hospital (NBMCH) on Saturday to expedite construction work of the super-speciality building and make it operational by ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 26.06.21

Orders to three private hospitals

The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission on Friday asked three private hospitals in the city to refund various sums to patients who had complained that the hospitals did not accept...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.21

Govt doctor held over assault in Raiganj

A government doctor was arrested for allegedly assaulting some members of a government team that was on a surprise visit to a private nursing home here on Tuesday evening. Rakesh Gope, a gynaecologis...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

Opinion  /  Published 12.02.21

A tale of two health schemes

As always, the battle over healthcare schemes has begun before elections. However, political parties tend to forget or intentionally ignore the importance of universal healthcare coverage. A year befo...
By Sumanta Roy

Calcutta  /  Published 10.02.21

Govt hikes Swasthya Sathi rates

The state government has increased the rates of 105 treatment packages under the Swasthya Sathi scheme by 15 to 20 per cent after private hospitals said the costs were unviable. At a meeting with rep...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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