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Ex-army officer acquitted in graft case


July 24th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A special court here has acquitted a retired officer of an army hospital in a 12-year-old cheating case allegedly involving bogus bills for supply of ... Read more...

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Now fire in Bengal bus depot, minister says sabotage (Lead)


March 25th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Kolkata continued to play with fire when the record room of the West Bengal government-run Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) was destroyed in a blaze Sunday. ... Read more...

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Fire at two health care facilities


March 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Dozens of patients were evacuated from a premier referral hospital here after a major fire, bringing back memories of a hospital inferno that killed 94 people.Another ... Read more...

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India’s infant mortality worse than neighbours: Azad


March 20th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Admitting that high infant mortality was a big health issue for the nation, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday told parliament that India's situation is ... Read more...

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“Bengal needs to check children’s deaths, malnutrition”


February 29th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Wednesday said West Bengal needs to improve its infant mortality rate, primary education and malnutrition of poor children, and should ... Read more...

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Bengal hospital gives cat-bite jab to child instead of mother


February 7th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) The sorry state of affairs in West Bengal's government hospitals once again came to the fore when a eight-year-old boy was injected a cat-bite antidote instead ... Read more...

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100 crib deaths in Bengal since Jan 1 (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Five more crib deaths were reported in West Bengal's Malda district Friday, taking the total number of such deaths to nearly 100 since Jan 1, a ... Read more...

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Five more crib deaths in Bengal


January 27th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Five more crib deaths were reported in West Bengal's Malda district Wednesday, a health official said.The babies, aged between three hours to three months, have died ... Read more...

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Bengal needs to improve hospital facilities, says governor


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) In the wake of a series of crib deaths in West Bengal recently, Governor M.K. Narayanan Monday said the state needed to improve the facilities at ... Read more...

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Seven more crib deaths in West Bengal


January 19th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) The number of crib deaths in West Bengal's Malda district hospital shot up to 14 after seven more babies were reported dead Thursday, a health official ... Read more...

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Bengal reports more crib deaths, seven dead in 24 hours


January 18th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The horror of crib deaths in West Bengal returned Wednesday with seven infants, aged between three hours to three months, dying in a 24-hour period in ... Read more...

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Four babies die in Bengal hospital


December 29th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 29 (IANS) Four crib deaths have been reported in West Bengal's Malda district Thursday, a health official said."Four babies have died today (Thursday) in Malda district hospital. All ... Read more...

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No ‘poriborton’ in health care in Didi’s Bengal (West Bengal Newsletter)


December 25th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) Soon after taking over the reins of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee had raised expectations of turning around the state's moribund healthcare. But seven months down, ... Read more...

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Tripura, Mizoram may depanel AMRI Hospital


December 11th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 11 (IANS) The devastating fire at AMRI (Advanced Medicare and Research Institute) Hospital in Kolkata may force the Tripura and Mizoram governments to remove it from their list ... Read more...

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Four more babies die in Bengal hospital


November 14th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) The number of crib deaths in West Bengal's Malda district hospital has shot up to 18 since Nov 9 with four fresh deaths since Sunday, officials ... Read more...

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Address Bengal baby deaths urgently: Pranab


November 11th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said the death of babies in government hospitals in West Bengal was a serious problem and should be addressed urgently."It ... Read more...

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Six more babies die in Bengal hospital


November 10th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Underlining yet again the poor health infrastructure in West Bengal's government hospitals, six babies have died in a Malda district hospital, officials said Thursday."Since yesterday (Wednesday) ... Read more...

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Baby allegedly dies after mother cleaned with acid


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), Nov 2 (IANS) A newborn Wednesday died in a sub-divisional hospital in this West Bengal district after the mother was allegedly cleaned with an acidic solution ... Read more...

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Bengal crib deaths a larger issue: Azad


October 29th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Commenting on the recent infant deaths at B.C. Roy Children's Hospital in Kolkata, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday said the larger problem was the ... Read more...

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Bengal hospital says 12 crib deaths ‘normal’


October 27th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) As one more infant died Thursday pushing the crib deaths to 12 in two days in West Bengal's largest referral hospital for children, the ... Read more...

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11 babies die in Bengal hospital


October 26th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Eleven babies have died in the last two days in West Bengal?s largest referral hospital for children, an official said Wednesday."Most babies were below the ... Read more...

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Sikkim quake toll 78, Chidambaram promises all help (Lead)


September 22nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 22 (IANS) The death toll in the earthquake in Sikkim mounted to 78 even as Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday announced Rs.500 million central assistance for the ... Read more...

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Mamata visits Sikkim, meets quake-affected


September 20th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sept 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday distributed relief material and interacted with affected people during a day's visit to quake devastated Sikkim.Banerjee, accompanied by ... Read more...

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India’s first military chopper pilot passes away


July 20th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Air Commodore (retd) S.K. Majumdar, the first Indian military pilot to fly a helicopter in 1954, died at the army's research and referral hospital here ... Read more...

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ITBP referral hospital to benefit lakhs of paramilitary personnel


July 6th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, July 6 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday laid the foundation stone of an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) referral hospital here which will cater to the ... Read more...

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This year most peaceful in a decade: Chidambaram


July 6th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, July 6 (IANS) So far this year, India has witnessed the lowest levels of violence in a decade thanks to the paramilitary forces, Home Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Delhi blood banks to get advanced testing technique soon


June 14th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Delhi government will soon introduce the nucleic acid testing (NAT), an advanced method of testing blood to detect the AIDS virus, in ... Read more...

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Suryanarayana appointed navy medical chief


June 12th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Surgeon Vice Admiral K.M. Suryanarayana, an endocrinology specialist, has taken over as the director general medical services of the Indian Navy.Suryanarayana, an alumnus of the ... Read more...

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Public Hospital, medical staff drawn into Bahrain strife


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Apr.11 (ANI): Bahrain's government forces have cracked down on its largest public hospital Salmaniya Medical Complex and arrested several doctors and other members of the medical staff, accusing them of anti ... Read more...

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Indian doctors to offer free medical services in Zambia


April 9th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), April 9 (IANS) About 20 doctors from India would visit Zambia later in April to conduct free medical services as part of a programme aimed at helping the ... Read more...

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Outdated blood testing contributes to HIV among thalassemic kids


January 7th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Hundreds of thalassemic children get infected with HIV-AIDS every year during crucial blood transfusions as most blood banks, including the Indian Red Cross, are not ... Read more...

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A council for human resource in health soon: PM (Second Lead)


October 1st, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Signalling an end to the turf war between the human resource development and health ministries over control of medical education in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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A council for human resource in health soon: PM(Lead)


October 1st, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Stressing on the need to revamp the health education system in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said that a bill for the formation of ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoists demand Rs.2 mn extortion


June 1st, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 1 (IANS) Suspected Maoists have demanded Rs.2 million from a government doctor in Bihar to buy arms and ammunition, police said Tuesday. The demand was made to Rajendra Singh, who heads ... Read more...

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Radiation victims recovering in army hospital


May 14th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The two people, who were taken ill after an accidental radiation exposure to nuclear waste at a Delhi scrap market last month, are recovering well in an ... Read more...

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