Swasthya Sathi
West Bengal  /  Published 20.06.22

Health card warning

The Bengal government has constituted a special committee for each district to keep vigil on private healthcare establishments in rural pockets regarding wrongful turning away of patients under the Sw...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

News  /  Published 16.05.22

150-bed joint and brain care hospital in Sodepur

A 150-bed joint and brain care hospital has been launched in Sodepur, on the northern fringes of Kolkata, on Saturday for patients with orthopedic, neurological, gastroenterological and nephrological ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Sodepur

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

India  /  Published 28.04.22

Fuel: We disagree with PM, says Didi

Modi: The ongoing war (in Ukraine) has disrupted global supply chains…. In this backdrop, it has become “aniwarya (inevitable)” for the Centre and the states to work together in the...
By J.P. Yadav and Pranesh Sarkar

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 08.03.22

Temasek funds for Medica, Manipal set to buy AMRI in boost to Kolkata hospitals

One big private hospital group has got a new investor, while a healthcare chain in the city is set to get a new owner. Temasek, a Singapore-based investment firm, has invested around Rs 600 crore in ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.22

Low turnout at Duare camps

The third edition of the Duare Sarkar camps that started on February 15 is witnessing much lower footfall compared with the earlier editions, a development that has led the top brass of the state admi...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

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


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