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Former French PM Rocard Discharged from Kolkata Hospital

Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard, who underwent emergency brain surgery after falling ill in India, was discharged from hospital here on Tuesday. "He has become absolutely normal. He has got back his total memory and he is discharged from the hospital today. And, he is absolutely...

Hospital Employee in Kolkata Arrested on Molestation Charge

An employee of the state-run super speciality SSKM Hospital in Kolkata was arrested Wednesday for "outraging the modesty" of a female patient during a medical test Tuesday night. "We have arrested Haren Debnath, a staff of the hospital, on charges of outraging the modesty of this 32-year-o...

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 patient died because the management// allegedly stopped medication due to non-payment of dues. Patrick Trackson, 57, died on Saturday at the Mission of Mercy H...

Rats Feast on Dead Patient in Kolkata Hospital

A state-run city hospital witnessed protests on Wednesday after a dead patient's body was handed over to his relatives// with an ear and nose nibbled away by rats. TV reports said Bishom Roy, a man above 60, was admitted to Shambhunath Pandit Hospital a few days back with diabetes. He died s...

Crib deaths revisit Kolkata hospital, 22 infants die

More than 20 babies have died at the B.C. Roy Memorial Hospital here last week, laying bare the West Bengal government's abysmal healthcare facilities and bringing// back the horrors of 2002 when similar deaths occurred in this only state-run referral hospital for children. The 22 crib deaths...

Court Dismisses 143-Crore Claim Against Hospital In Kolkata For Alleged Negligence In Treatment

New Delhi, June 1: The apex consumer court in New Delhi on Wednesday dismissed the highest ever medical compensation case of claim that was filed by an Indian born// US scientist Kunal Saha for the death of his wife in 1998, which he alleged due to the wrongful treatment. Making a statement f...

New Plastic Surgery Unit Set Up In Kolkata To Meet Ever-Increasing Consumer Demand

With an increasing awareness regarding beauty and body solutions, the demand for reconstructive surgery, more specifically plastic surgery has been accelerating steadily over the recent years. The healthy competition amongst several health and fitness concerns // in this regard has not only resulte...

Ants nibble diabetic away to death at Kolkata Hospital

Kolkata:A diabetic patient has died in a Kolkata hospital, after big black ants nibbled away at her left eye. Hospital sources confirmed that Gouri Rani Chakraborty, whose left eye had a gaping hole on one side when her son Soumen lifted the bandage and cleared a swarm of ants // from the swol...

Apollo Launches Chest Pain Clinics in Kolkata

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Friday said that its recently launched Chest Pain Clinics in the city would make a difference and save lives of cardiac patients. The hospital launched a number of Chest Pain Clinics here last week to address the need of preventing the loss of time in order to s...

Apollo Opens Blood Cancer Clinic in Kolkata

Kolkata: The Apollo Gleneagles Hospital has opened their hemato-oncology (blood cancer) clinic in Kolkata to cope with the increasing number of cancer patients// pouring in from different parts of eastern India. This specialty unit, opened Tuesday, will have all the state-of-the-art facilitie...

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Kolkata in Biological Technology

QIAGEN and Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute Partner to Establish First Large-Scale Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Kolkata

VENLO, Netherlands and KOLKATA, India, April 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- QIAGEN and the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) today announced a collaboration to establish the first large-scale cervical cancer screening program for women in Kolkata, India. QIAGEN (Nasdaq: QGEN ; Frankfur...

Vi typhoid vaccine proves highly effective in young children

...s, the IVI in collaboration with NICED conducted a phase 4 cluster-randomized effectiveness trial, which randomized 80 geographic clusters of an urban kolkata slum to either Vi or a control vaccine. Over two years of follow-up, the Vi group was shown to have 61 percent fewer episodes of typhoid than the cont...

A Midwest passage to India, Part II

.... Mumbai (Bombay), India 1,680 18.2 10,893 8. Delhi, India 570 15.0 26,832 9. Shanghai, China 1,514 14.5 9,583 10. kolkata (Calcutta), India 690 14.3 20,805 26. Chicago, U.S.A. 7,212 9.4 3,247 Source: www.wikipedia.org Surprisingly, India, while no...
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