Swasthya Sathi
West Bengal  /  Published 26.01.21

Temporary health cards for now: CM

Mamata Banerjee on Monday said those not getting biometric cards under the state’s Swasthya Sathi free health insurance scheme before polls would get temporary cards to ensure cashless treatment...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.01.21

CM gets Swastha Sathi card

“A third round is under way and a final round will be held later. The last date for submission of the form is January 25,” said a CMC official. ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.21

Bengal: health cards for all before poll

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to enhance the capacity of printing Swasthya Sathi cards to cover all people in Bengal under the state-sponsored health insurance scheme ahead of the Assembl...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.20

Day after mega rally, Mamata cooks up a storm

Mamata went to Manjhir Thhan, a place for worship of tribal people, and paid her respect. She also walked through narrow roads of Ballabhpur Danga village, meeting and talking to villagers. Tulsi Sor...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

Panel to look into Swasthya Sathi rates

The state government on Tuesday formed a committee to look into, among other things, whether the rates under the Swasthya Sathi insurance scheme could be increased as demanded by private hospitals. &n...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 29.12.20

Hospitals’ insurance rate concerns

Private hospitals on Monday expressed reservations about the rates of a Bengal government insurance scheme that has recently been extended to all residents of the state. At a meeting on Monday, repre...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.12.20

Meet with hospitals on govt scheme

The state health department has called a meeting with private hospitals on Monday to discuss how to ensure they do not refuse patients covered under the Swasthya Sathi scheme. Health secretary Naraya...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.12.20

BDO works after hours to hand cards

A block development officer went beyond the call of duty to visit a primary health centre late on Wednesday to hand over Swasthya Sathi (free health insurance offered by the state government) cards to...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 14.12.20

Whistle-blowers left out, villagers write to CM

Some 100 families from villages of Kazigram panchayat under Englishbazar block of Malda have written to chief minister Mamata Banerjee, alleging they were denied the state’s Swasthya Sathi facil...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.20

Bengal govt at homes of transgenders

The recent visit of Gulshan Biwi, a 65-year-old transgender, to the state government’s Duare Sarkar (government-on-doorstep) camp at Birbhum’s Rampurhat laid bare a harsh reality — t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat


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