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West Bengal Plans To Feed Nutritious Meals To Underprivileged In The State At Just Rs 5
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West Bengal Plans To Feed Nutritious Meals To Underprivileged In The State At Just Rs 5

Under West Bengal’s Maa scheme, the beneficiaries can avail a platter of nutritious meal which will include rice, dal, a vegetable dish and egg curry for Rs. 5 ...
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Despite Improvements In Health Services, Malnutrition Persists In West Bengal Finds NFHS-5
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Despite Improvements In Health Services, Malnutrition Persists In West Bengal Finds NFHS-5

Here is a quick lowdown on West Bengal’s performance on vital health parameters like infant and child mortality rate, immunisation, malnutrition, the prevalence of anaemia as revealed by NFHS-5 ...
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Comorbidities Proved Fatal In Most COVID-19 Deaths In West Bengal: Study
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Comorbidities Proved Fatal In Most COVID-19 Deaths In West Bengal: Study

According to a new study, in West Bengal, at least 24.5 per cent of the women who succumbed to COVID-19 were found to be diabetic, while among the men it was 24.2 per cent ...
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West Bengal To Employ 17,000 Doctors To Monitor COVID-19 Patients In Home Isolation
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West Bengal To Employ 17,000 Doctors To Monitor COVID-19 Patients In Home Isolation

Doctors had earlier prescribed that patients in home isolation should immediately consult a medical practitioner in case their oxygen saturation level fell below 94 per cent and they experience breathlessness ...
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Goddess Durga Crowns Healthcare Worker: Durga Puja Pandal In West Bengal Salutes COVID Warriors
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Goddess Durga Crowns Healthcare Worker: Durga Puja Pandal In West Bengal Salutes COVID Warriors

At a Durga Puja pandal in West Bengal’s Murshidabad, goddess Durga has been depicted as paying tribute to a woman health worker with a crown in her hand, instead of her customary trident (Trishul) ...
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IIT-Kharagpur Develops Low-Cost, Portable COVID-19 Testing Device
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IIT-Kharagpur Develops Low-Cost, Portable COVID-19 Testing Device

According to IIT-Kharagpur officials, 'COVIRAP' is a cuboid-shaped portable testing device that can deliver results in an hour, making it an effective tool to scale up coronavirus screening in peripheral and rural areas ...
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Two Ponds Earmarked For Idol Immersion, Steps Being Taken To Clean Waterbodies: Pollution Board
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Two Ponds Earmarked For Idol Immersion, Steps Being Taken To Clean Waterbodies: Pollution Board

According to the West Bengal Pollution Control Board, initiative are taken every year to check river water containment during idol immersion in the Ganga and other rivers across the state ...
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A COVID Warrior From Kolkata Shares Her Experience Of Working In A Critical Care Unit During The Pandemic
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A COVID Warrior Shares Her Experience Of Working In A Critical Care Unit During The Pandemic

Meet 39-year-old Dr Swarnapali Maity, working during the Coronavirus pandemic as a Senior Medical Officer in the critical care unit of Fortis Hospital, Kolkata ...
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Durga Puja Celebrations Set To Be Low-Key In Kolkata Amid COVID-19
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Durga Puja Celebrations Set To Be Low-Key In Kolkata Amid COVID-19

Earlier in September, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said that organising cultural programmes at pandals won't be allowed during the festival ...
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COVID-19 Positivity Rate In West Bengal Is 8.21 Per Cent As Compared To 8.53 Per Cent Across Country: Mamata Banerjee
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COVID-19 Positivity Rate In West Bengal Is 8.21 Per Cent As Compared To 8.53 Per Cent Across Country: Mamata Banerjee

According to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, almost 86 per cent of those who succumbed to the pandemic in West Bengal have died due to co-morbidities, which means that the virus infected the patients suffering from conditions like kidney problems, heart diseases, cancer, among others ...
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40-year-old COVID Warrior From Kolkata Believes We Can Win COVID-19 Battle By Taking Precautions
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40-year-old COVID Warrior From Kolkata Believes We Can Win COVID-19 Battle By Taking Precautions

Dr Kundan Chaurasia, working as a medicine specialist in a COVID ward at Peerless Hospital, Kolkata, gives us a peek into the tough life of a COVID warrior ...
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COVID Community Spread In West Bengal Started Early April, Biweekly Lockdown Of No Help: Virologist
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COVID Community Spread In West Bengal Started Early April, Biweekly Lockdown Of No Help: Virologist

Dr Amitabha Nandy, a virologist and former consultant at the World Health Organisation (WHO) alleged that the entire approach towards the control of COVID-19 spread in West Bengal has been "hijacked" from the scientific community, eventually leading to the "current disastrous situation" ...
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