Bogus pathologists: West Bengal govt bans digital signature on path lab reports

This move is a step in the right direction as it will prevent the misuse of these signatures by bogus pathologists

Bogus pathologists: West Bengal govt bans digital signature on path lab reportsIn a move to stop the menace of fraud and unauthorised use of signatures of various specialists on diagnostic reports the West Bengal government recently issued an order mandating that doctors, technicians or in general any signee of any investigation reports shall have to put their full signature with date and official seal. It is […]

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ security

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states, there is no urgency to hear the matter. It has promised to keep open the ‘larger issue’ of their safety

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ securityDoctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off the their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. The junior doctors, in a statement said, “After an enormous movement, the meeting and […]

PM Modi chairs high-level meeting as Cyclone Fani set to make landfall

India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that Cyclone ‘Fani’ is expected to touch Odisha coast south of Puri in the forenoon of May 03 with the wind speed ranging up to 180 kmph

PM Modi chairs high-level meeting as Cyclone Fani set to make landfallThe possibility of cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ wreaking havoc in Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) is giving government officials tense moments as it is predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm. Under its impact, heavy rains are likely to occur at isolated places in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East and […]

Kolkata: Fire breaks out in medical college, 250 patients rescued

The fire started on the ground floor of a pharmacy in Kolkata medical college and hospital on Wednesday morning around 7.58. 250 patients who were there in the hospital have been evacuated. The firefighting is still on, and the efforts are still on to douse the fire and bring it under control

Kolkata: Fire breaks out in medical college, 250 patients rescuedThe fire broke out in the pharmacy, situated on the ground floor of the Kolkata Medical College and hospital. The exact cause of the fire is still unknown. The fire broke out at around 7:58 am, on Wednesday, October 3. The fire department was alerted and immediately and the rescue operation was started. Apart from the […]

#KolkataBridgeCollapse: Flyover collapse in south Kolkata, several feared trapped

Several people are feared trapped after a portion of a bridge collapsed in south Kolkata this evening, authorities said. The Majerhat Bridge on busy Diamond Harbour Road reportedly collapsed around 4:45 pm on Tuesday

#KolkataBridgeCollapse: Flyover collapse in south Kolkata, several feared trappedThe bridge collapsed over a rail track in the Alipore area of the city. The bridge stood over some rail tracks in Alipur, one of the very old areas of the city. The area is surrounded by half-constructed buildings, scaffolding and pillars. Witnesses said that no rescue team could reach the spot till 5 pm […]

Somnath Chatterjee passes away at 89, body to be donated for research

Somnath Chatterjee, former CPI-M leader died after suffering a herat attack at the Bellevue Clinic, Kolkata

Somnath Chatterjee passes away at 89, body to be donated for researchFormer Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who breathed his last at 8:15am today in a hospital in Kolkata, will be accorded a gun salute at the West Bengal Assembly. After which his body will be donated to the state-run SSKM Hospital in accordance with a pledge he had taken in 2002. “His body would be […]