Swasthya Sathi
News  /  Published 14.01.23

Lack of access ails West Bengal government healthcare sector

Officials mull ways to plug gaps; doctors blame administration, cite bad tradition...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.11.22

New Town hospital asked to refund Rs 45,000

Retired judge Ashim Banerjee, chairperson of the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission, said it was ‘fraud’...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.22

Glare on doctors who moonlight

Health department tells private hospitals and nursing homes to submit a copy of the no-objection certificate issued by the government to each government doctor working there...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.22

Lost in imitation

Bengal’s Swasthya Sathi health insurance scheme betrayed a lack of original thought just like its predecessors...
By Soham D. Bhaduri

News  /  Published 30.09.22

Iron rod pierces North 24-Parganas man hand, removed

Hasnabad resident Sujoy Chakraborty survives on daily wages, loads and unloads construction materials, suffered injury...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.22

Patient shows tout to DM at medical college

During a sudden visit to the wards of the medical college, Singhania himself identified an alleged tout and instructed the hospital authorities to take steps against him...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.22

Swasthya Sathi adviser to plug gaps

Sources said that the state government was receiving complaints that several private hospitals were refusing patients even after they produced health cards...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

News  /  Published 04.08.22

West Bengal govt steps in to plug holes in Swasthya Sathi scheme

We have restructured surveillance teams, says Narayan Swaroop Nigam...
By Sanjay Mandal, None in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 20.06.22

Health card warning

CM Mamata Banerjee warned errant private healthcare units that her government would take “tough action” against those who refused the Swasthya Sathi card...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

News  /  Published 16.05.22

150-bed joint and brain care hospital in Sodepur

Trinamul MP Saugata Roy said there was an urgent need to have more such specialised hospitals in Kolkata...
By Our Special Correspondent in Sodepur


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