West Bengal  /  Published 01.04.21

Bengal target: 5 lakh Covid jabs a day

The health department is also working to increase the number of daily tests to arrest the spread of the virus. This time, the department has upgraded its laboratory facilities to conduct more RT-PCR t...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 31.03.21

Covid-19: two-week nudge for 45-plus vaccine

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.21

Vaccine booking rush begins

Private hospitals and civic health clinics in Calcutta and Salt Lake are flooded with requests from people above the age of 45 for slots for Covid jabs. Some hospitals that have been booking slots fo...
By Subhajoy Roy, Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.03.21

Covid: Certificate hurdle for out-of-turn vaccine

The state health department on Monday expressed concern that some private healthcare units were administering Covid shots to people not yet eligible for them, in violation of the immunisation rule. A...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 29.03.21

Panic over death after Covid vaccine in Bihar

By Dev Raj in Patna


Calcutta  /  Published 27.03.21

Covid jab calls flood hospitals in Calcutta

Private hospitals who were looking for Covid-19 vaccine recipients till the other day to avoid wastage are now flooded with calls from people above 45 who are interested in taking the shots. The Cent...
By Sanjay Mandal, Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.03.21

Bengal govt teams spot vaccination lapses

Vaccination done with pre-filled syringes, vials stored outside refrigerators for long, lack of trained vaccinators. These are some of the shortcomings identified by the state health department while...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.03.21

Doctors call for vaccinating all adults

India’s vaccination policy should be flexible enough to prevent a fresh surge in Covid-19 cases and the jabs should be given to all adults now, at least two public health experts have said. One...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.03.21

Lessons from mild post-vaccine cases

A number of doctors, hospital officials and other healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid-19 even after taking two doses of a vaccine against the disease. However, all of them are either asy...
By Sanjay Mandal, Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.21

Mamata corners Modi on Covid jab promise

Superintendent of police (Howrah Rural) Soumya Roy has been transferred by the Election Commission, citing his wife Lovely Moitra’s candidature from Sonarpur (South) Assembly constituency on beh...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Jhargram(WestMidnapore)


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