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No Avian Flu In West Bengal And Kerala

The samples of poultry and ducks from Matigara, Darjeeling District in West Bengal & Kuttanad in Kerala have tested negative for Avian Influenza (H5 & H7) as per report received from High Animal Security Disease laboratory (HSADL), Bhopal. Unusual mortality in birds had recently been reported from...

Small Pox Scare Put West Bengal on High Alert

Kolkata, The West Bengal government has issued a warning in all districts after reports from New Delhi about the possible return of smallpox, considered eradicated from the world 30 years ago, along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The West Bengal Director of Health Services Sanchita Bakshi ...

Britain to Explore Opportunities in Bengal Medical Sector

Kolkata: The British Healthcare Mission, a seven-member delegation visiting Kolkata, is exploring opportunities in the healthcare// sector of West Bengal. The team comprising five British medical service companies came here Monday for an interactive session with health sector players of West ...

West Bengal Performs 'Yagna' to Ward off Dengue, Malaria

A three-day yagna-fire worship-with 1,000 pyres began Friday here to ward off dengue and protect the ozone layer. // Amid chanting of Vedic hymns by Hindu priests from across the country and women carrying water pots on their heads, the ritual was performed with the lighting of a large number...

Dengue Cases in West Bengal Reaches 400 Mark

Dengue has affected 400 people so far in West Bengal, though apparently the severity of the mosquito-borne viral disease is less than last year//. West Bengal Chief Secretary Amit Kiran Deb said Monday at least 400 dengue cases were reported so far, while two cases of chikungunya were confirme...

Health Officials Investigating Plausible Chikungunya Outbreak in Bengal villages

West Bengal- Four villages belonging to West Bengal’s North 24, parganas District, is reeling under the onslaught of a ‘puzzling’ fever, which has affected nearly 2000 people.// The symptoms point towards a possible Chikungunya outbreak. District Chief Medical Officer, Kusum Adhikari said, t...

Communist Bengal not to ban cola immediately

West Bengal would not ban the sale of soft drinks of two multinational giants till a report was received on samples sent to the central government for testing, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said Thursday.// "A decision will be taken only after we receive the report," Bhattacharya told...

Man Holds Own Skull in Bengal Medical Miracle

A 25-year-old youth in a West Bengal hospital is brandishing a piece of his own skull, an eye-popping medical miracle that is attracting hundreds of curious visitors//. The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital in Kalyani, 40 km north of Kolkata in Nadia district, has no less visitors than any mu...

45 People die in West Bengal due to Dengue and suspected Japanese Encephalitis

After declaration of dengue fever as an epidemic in West Bengal by Chief Minister Buddhabeb Bhattacharya last week. Both Dengue and suspected Japanese Encephalitis has caused 45 deaths and has hospitalized more than 2000 people // in West Bengal. The confirmed death due to dengue is claimed to be ...

Dengue Toll Touches four in West Bengal

Dengue has claimed four lives in West Bengal and affected about 500 people, health minister Suryakanta Misra said Thursday//. "There are four deaths so far in West Bengal with about 500 affected," said Misra. City Mayor Bikash Bhattacharya had said earlier that 29 people in Kolkata were ...

Childbirth On Road Drew Public Attention In West Bengal

The plight of a poor woman in West Bengal, who gave birth to a baby in a public street after a government hospital doctor released her, raised public outcry and a call for probes here Tuesday. // Bengali news channel Star Ananda Tuesday beamed images of Basanti Mal of Nijhuri village in Birbh...

AIDS Cases On The Rise In West Bengal

There is an alarming increase in the HIV/AIDS cases in India’s West Bengal State with 0.5% of its population belonging to the age group// of 15 years and 49 years carrying the virus, according to sources from the West Bengal State AIDS Prevention and Control Society (WBSACS). This figure is conside...

Dengue Claims 15 Lives In West Bengal

Dengue, the mosquito-transmitted lethal disease that has claimed 15 lives and afflicted 1,000 people in West Bengal so far, has been declared an epidemic by the state government.// State Health Director Prabhakar Chatterjee Tuesday told IANS: ...

'The Two Martini Diet': How Author Lost 100+ lbs While Eating Well and Having a Drink

...use in 2006. His consistent platform was that of a social progressive and fiscal conservative. Jerry, his wife Sue, Airedales Spencer and Tracy, and a bengal cat named Tiger live in Littleton, New Hampshire. AuthorHouse is the premier book publisher for emerging, self-published authors. For more in...

Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period Relating to its Proposal to Acquire Barrier Therapeutics, Inc.

... As previously announced, Stiefel Laboratories and bengal Acquisition Inc., a direct wholly-owned subsidiary...ransaction, a tender offer followed by a merger of bengal Acquisition Inc. with and into Barrier Therapeutic...d the proposed merger of Barrier Therapeutics into bengal Acquisition Inc. No other governmental regulatory ...

Cyclone Nargis and Myanmar floods seen from space

... Envisat captured Cyclone Nargis making its way across the Bay of bengal just south of Myanmar on 1 May 2008. The cyclone hit the coastal region and ripped through the heart of Myanmar on Saturday, devastating the country. ...

Defective HIV Testing Kits Poses Serious Health Risks

...ers at senior health officials. Monozyme India, a Secunderabad-based company, has been charged with supplying expired blood test kits in West bengal over a period of two years. Health workers fear that thousands of people across the state might have received contaminated blood, which was tested wit...

Former French PM Rocard Discharged from Kolkata Hospital

... memory is concerned," said G. K. Prusty, a neurosurgeon at CMRI. Rocard, 76, fell ill minutes before attending an event organised by the West bengal Government on June 30 and was immediately rushed to the Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) Hospital. A brain scan revealed a blood clo...

Diarrhoea Claims Three Lives in Flood-hit Orissa

...ed of the disease were identified as Samaya Hansda, 6, Bhabani Jena, 42, and Gourahari Patra. The rains caused by a depression over the Bay of bengal had led to flash floods in at least 11 of the state's 30 districts. At least 30 people were killed and over one and half million were affected by the ...

IIT-Kharagpur the Leading Technology College in India: Survey

... New Delhi, The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, in West bengal is the top technology and engineering college of the country, edging out IIT-Madras which held the position last year, a survey said Tuesday. ...

NRI Threatens to Move US Congress for Justice in India

...The Ohio based AIDS vaccine researcher, who has been fighting against malpractices in healthcare in India, wanted some information connected with West bengal Medical Council's (WBMC) investigation into a complaint filed by him. A single-member judge of Dipankar Datta last month rejected Saha's writ ...

Malaria Control Measures

...Council of Medical Research Institutions. In high Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemic States including North-Eastern States, Orissa, West bengal and Jharkhand, additional support is being given since July 2005 under Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) supported Intensifi...

India's Senior Citizens Number Nearly 77 Mn

...of the elderly population, Uttar Pradesh tops the chart with 11.6 million elderly. Maharashtra follows with 8.45 million senior citizens. West bengal has 5.7 million, Bihar and Tamil Nadu have 5.5 million senior citizens each. Delhi is home to 719,650 citizens above the age of 60. At...

Government Hospitals to the Rescue of Loss-making Pharma Companies

...o the ministry of chemicals and fertilizers, Hindustan Antibiotics Limited, bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited, Hindustan Insecticides Limited and H...inancial year is expected to be Rs. 5 billion. Authorities said the bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited would soon be directed to ensure adeq...

Ganges River Dolphins Continue to Die in India

...s and industrial effluents that find their way into the Ganges during its 2,500-km-long journey across several states from the Himalayas to the Bay of bengal have also affected the dolphins, he said. The Ganges has already shifted its course near Patna. It now flows over two kilometres away from the...

Denial of Treatment for HIV Infected Child Sparks Outrage

...care activist Kunal Saha has sent a letter to West bengal Health Minister Surya Kanta Mishra for help and al...e state health department and director of the West bengal State HIV AIDS Prevention and Control Society (WBS...from the hospitals," Shukla told IANS. The bengal Network of Positive People (BNPP) has threatened a...

Bengal Junior Medicos Strike Work to Protest Violence

... The strike by the junior doctors of two state-run medical college hospitals in West bengal entered its second day Monday, leaving many patients a harried lot . The house staff and interns of the Chittaranjan National Medical College ...

Smallpox Alert in Northeast

...ries and asked all neighbouring countries to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease. Newspaper reports said the West bengal government also alerted its health officials about possible outbreak of the disease, which according to WHO was eradicated in 1984. "We have a...

Bengal to Ban Low-grade Plastic Production

... The West bengal government will ban production of low-grade plastic from Wednesday, Chief M... a function organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). West bengal minister-in-charge for environment Sailen Sarkar said the state government ...

Bengal Teenager to Participate in World Oncology Camp

...1998 when he was a class five student but his father Tiyas Chakraborty was not able to afford the expensive treatment. Things looked up when West bengal Urban Development Minister Ashok Bhattacharya requested Sourav Ganguly to provide financial support to the stricken boy. Local reports said S...

NRI Threatens to Move US Congress for Justice in India

...The Ohio based AIDS vaccine researcher, who has been fighting against malpractices in healthcare in India, wanted some information connected with West bengal Medical Council's (WBMC) investigation into a complaint filed by him. A single-member judge of Dipankar Datta last month rejected Saha's writ pe...

NRI Doctor Protests Patient's Death in Kolkata Hospital

... A US-based doctor has lodged a complaint with the West bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) against a private hospital here after a pat...-based NRI Kunal Saha, has sent a memorandum to both the office of the West bengal Health Minister Surya Kanta Mishra and the WBHRC Chairperson Shyamal Sen co...

Thalassaemic Child's Parents Campaign for Awareness

...reatment of their thalassaemic daughter are drying up. But a couple in West bengal is braving the odds to spread awareness about the disease.// Meet Sam...ics available with us, there are about 30,000 thalassaemia patients in West bengal and this number is fast increasing with 2,500-3,000 fresh cases reported ev...

Campaign for Safe Drinking Water in India, Nepal

... The project in India will be implemented in West bengal and Madhya Pradesh. Working in association with lo...ill also be implemented. The project in West bengal aims at supplying safe potable water to the people...imilar systems in 150 schools. "Most of West bengal is drought-prone and there are certain areas which...

Climate Change Threatens Sundarbans and World Heritage Sites

...tened species such as the estuarine crocodile, Indian python and the iconic bengal tiger. For these reasons, the Sundarbans National Park in India and t...ting as protective buffers against tropical cyclones that are common in the bengal basin. About 10 percent of the world's tropical cyclones occur in this area...

Recovering Pranab Mukherjee Likely to Be Discharged Tomorrow

...oing treatment for head injuries at the Army Hospital at Delhi is likely to be discharged// on tomorrow. The minister met with a road accident in West bengal on Saturday and is recovering fast, according to the doctors attending him. A team of top-notch specialists reviewed the minister's health in th...

External Affairs Minister Taken to Army Hospital in Delhi

...ere Sunday noon. Mukherjee, who received 15 stitches on the head in a West bengal hospital, reached the army hospital in south Delhi at around 12.40 p.m. and...inaugurate a book fair. Mukherjee's car was a wreck. In Kolkata, West bengal state Congress Pradip Bhattacharya told IANS Sunday: "He is out of danger. ...

Nandigram Killings Lead to Depression Among Many

...illed in the East Midnapore constituency// of West bengal following police firing. Gargi (name changed.... "But unfortunately, most people in West bengal are not aware of the need for psychological counse...nst their own conscience," she said. West bengal Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Raj Ka...

Apollo Opens Blood Cancer Clinic in Kolkata

...med as blood cancer, said Soumya Bhattacharya, consultant hemo oncologist, Apollo Gleneagles. He said the number of new cancer patients in West bengal is increasing every year. "We receive more than 2,000 new cases of Acute Myleloid Leukemia (AML) in Kolkata. This apart, over 3,000 get affected by Ch...

TB Incidence on Rise Among Children in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra

...ere reported. No case was reported in Lakshadweep, while only one case was reported in Daman and Diu. The four states are followed by West bengal (4,910), Rajasthan (4,142), Karnataka (3,078), Gujarat (2,690), Andhra Pradesh (2,539) Madhya Pradesh (2,298)and Bihar (2,174). The other states...
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