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Swasthya Sathi Scheme
West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.22

Rap on card refusal

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said in no uncertain terms that her government would act tough against private healthcare establishments who refuse to accept Swasthya Sathi cards of the healthcare scheme...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 08.04.22

Swasthya Sathi scheme health cover may turn conditional at Vellore

The private hospitals have alleged that many of the rates offered under the scheme are unviable. Association of Hospitals of Eastern India, the body of private hospitals, has formally written to the s...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.04.22

West Bengal govt asks Ernst & Young to review Swasthya Sathi scheme

The West Bengal government has engaged global consultancy firm EY to review its Swasthya Sathi scheme, an official said on Wednesday. Swasthya Sathi, a medical insurance scheme launched by the govern...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 30.03.22

Unity call for hill development

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged Darjeeling-based parties to work together for the development of the hills and keep aside political differences for at least 10 years.  While addressing a govern...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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

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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

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

Calcutta  /  Published 10.02.21

1.86 lakh people benefit in run-up to elections

A total of 1.86 lakh people have benefited from the state government’s Swasthya Sathi scheme since December 1 last year, when the Duare Sarkar programme was launched to reach out to people left ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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