Shortage as clinics flout medicine rule

Smaller private hospitals and nursing homes in Calcutta are not abiding by the government’s directive on...

Norms to ease hassle at vaccination units

The health department has instructed all government vaccination centres to abide by guidelines aimed at reduci...

NGO team to track virus symptoms

An NGO working the underprivileged has created a team to locate people with symptoms of Covid-19 and provide m...

Oxygen supply fraud surfaces

The city police have received at least eight complaints on online frauds related to the supply of oxygen cylin...

Panic sparks O2 device crisis

Bengal’s health administrators are worried about a tendency among a section of people to stock oxygen cy...

Id scaled down amid virus surge

The hugs and handshakes were replaced by ‘dur se salaam’ after the Id prayers on Friday. Fewer pe...

Calcutta  /  Published 24.04.20

Dad in Covid-19 hospital, son explains why phone is needed

A 22-year-old student whose father is admitted to MR Bangur Hospital said the family’s only channel of communication with him could be cut off with the government’s ban on patients using mobile ph...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.04.20

Loreto perks up girls online

Loreto House on Middleton Row will conduct motivational and counselling sessions for students of Classes VI to XII to help them open up to their teachers and share what is troubling them during the lo...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.04.20

Parental time prompts online rethink

Several schools have either stopped online classes for primary students or cut down on assignments because parents cannot devote too much time to monitor their online classes/activities while they the...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.04.20

Longing & hope in the time of coronavirus

My dearest Sohini, It’s been over seven years now since a new chapter started in our lives. Since our marriage, I’ve moved twice to get closer to you, but I’m still almost 4,000 km away — in I...
By The Telegraph in

Calcutta  /  Published 23.04.20

Temperature check for Ward 41 shoppers

An AD Block resident was surprised when a man covered from head to toe in a protective suit stood in front of her and pointed an infrared thermometer at her head in front of the BD market.Debapriya Ro...
By Snehal Sengupta in

Calcutta  /  Published 22.04.20

200 app cabs for medical emergency

A few app cabs are now available for medical emergencies .Calls can be made to 9804886028 or text messages sent to 9432324341, stating the pick-up location and time two to three hours before the pick-...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.04.20

Never before: unlikely faces in food queue

The owner of a small eatery in a Metiabruz bylane feeds the day’s excess food to poor and homeless people in the neighbourhood. The 58-year-old was seen standing in a queue for free ration last week...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.04.20

Papaya’s memory aids IIT workers

IIT-Kharagpur alumni based in the US have reached out to help workers at their alma mater who have lost their livelihood because of the lockdown.The alumni have raised $2,42,000 (around Rs 1.86 crore...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

Calcutta  /  Published 21.04.20

Doctors seek more testing centres

Eight doctors’ organisations, including the Indian Medical Association (IMA), on Tuesday requested chief minister Mamata Banerjee to create more testing and sample collection centres for Covid-19 an...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.04.20

Parents collect midday meal scheme ration

Parents of hundreds of students of state-aided schools in the city came from far and near to collect midday meal ration on Monday, the first day of distribution. Some walked and some cycled to school ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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