West Bengal Government
West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.21

Covid spike challenge to rural health care

In Birbhum, a 200-bed Covid hospital has been opened in Suri, in addition to the existing facility that has 100 beds. “The government has opened 488 Covid hospitals with around 33,000 beds acro...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.21

New Bengal govt gears up for Covid fight

Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is the priority of the new government in West Bengal, state minister Firhad Hakim said, maintaining that the focus would also be on creating more jobs, infrastructure an...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.21

Covid: Bengal govt rules on rapid test

The state health department on Tuesday asked all hospitals to conduct the rapid antigen test for Covid on patients arriving with symptoms of the disease but not carrying any report. The hospitals hav...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.21

Doctors panel highlights lapses

The condition of Covid patients at some government hospitals was not being monitored closely and some doctors, including seniors, were not focussing on their treatment, a panel of doctors set up by th...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.21

Bengal seeks nod to allot doses to private units

The Bengal government on Tuesday requested the Centre to allow it to provide Covid vaccines to private hospitals for about four lakh people who have taken their first dose at private units across the ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.21

Covid: Bengal reports 20,136 new cases and 132 deaths

Bengal on Tuesday reported the 61st consecutive day of rise in the total of active Covid-19 cases amid the second wave, with a record-resetting 20,136 new infections and 132 deaths. The number of act...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.21

School teachers flag Covid threat

An organisation of head teachers of government-aided schools in Bengal has appealed to the state project director of cooked midday meal scheme to suspend the distribution of dry midday meal items from...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.21

Bengal govt to pay for rural last rites

The Bengal government has asked district magistrates to use funds available with gram panchayats and panchayat samitis to cremate the bodies of Covid-19 victims to save poor and bereaved families in r...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.21

Calcutta HC breather for Bengal govt

By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.21

Indian-Americans protest Bengal post-poll violence

  Non-resident Indians, including the Bengali diaspora, have staged protests in more than 30 American cities, condemning the post-poll result violence in Bengal. Several incidents of viole...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Houston


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