Assistant Editor of Hindustan Times, Kolkata. I have spent more than 20 years covering different areas like health, environment, transport, state secretariat and police in Bengal
Articles by Subhendu Maiti
Purulia and Bankura — two remote Maoist dominated districts — will get three sprawling hospitals with highly expensive modular operation theatres (O Ts) and life-saving medical equipment, modern faster elevators and so on.
Around Rs 70 lakh is lying with us. TMC MLA Sujit Bose had given the money from his development fund Administrative officer, Jhargram Divisional Hospital
Rerun: Transport body may reduce EMI for operators to bring 250 buses back on the roads
With the spurt in mental illness, state-run Institute of Psychiatry will conduct a house-to-house study to find out psychiatry morbidity in Bengal. The study is the first of its kind since 1960s.
Around 12,000 students get admitted to colleges affiliated to the university every year.
If you thought the severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS as it is commonly known, was scary, get prepared for an even more virulent virus that has all the making of a Hollywood horror movie, the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, which has already claimed 33 lives across the world.
Hardly four days to the launch of affordable stents manufactured by an Ahmedabad based company at the fair price medicine shop at SSKM hospital, cardiologists at the facility have called for the shop to stock several other types of stents by other makers to cure heart patients with multiple complications.
The AMRI authorities have decided to move court against Mamata Bannerjee Government for stonewalling its attempt to reopen the Dhakuria unit, shut down after a fire incident claimed 91 lives on December 9, 2011.
After chief minister Mamata Banerjee, it is the turn of the vice-chancellor of West Bengal University of Health Sciences to make surprise visits to medical colleges across the state.
Authorities at the Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden allegedly denied state Pollution Control Board environment scientists entry into the 250-year old gardens to collect water samples from the Sadir Lake where hundreds of fish were found dead on Friday.
In order to generate more revenue HRBC authorities have decided to erect big hoardings and billboards in front of existing hoardings on the rooftops of buildings along Vidyasagar Setu and its connecting flyovers in Kolkata and Howrah.
In what was a simple surgery to remove broken bones from the knee — known in medical parlance as arthroscopy surgery — a patient ended up with third degree burn injuries on both her legs and is now undergoing costly plastic surgery and skin grafting procedure to repair the damage.
Faced with ‘false’ promises for permanent recruitment in state healthcare services young doctors working as medical officers (MO) on an ad hoc basis have threatened to quit government service.
West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) pulled up around 20 big housing apartments and clubs in the city for causing noise pollution during the festival of Diwali.
On Saturday he had an argument with his girlfriend. His colleagues & roommates were present,deceased's friend
With fresh reports of a swine flu outbreak in several such states as Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Gujarat, the Trinamool Congress government has scrambled to mobilise urgent measures to pre-empt or contain the spread of the deadly ailment in Bengal.
The state health department, led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee, has been considering placing restrictions on frequent tours, at home and abroad, by medical teachers associated with government medical colleges and hospitals in Bengal.
“Amika khono khoon, dakati ba kono aparadh karini. Athacha amar aaj ai abastha holo. Kintu jara aaro kathin aparadh korechen tader kichhui holona. (I’ve never committed any murder, dacioty, or any other crime, but I’ve landed in such a situation. No actions have been taken against many people (leaders) who have committed heinous crimes.”
Trinamool Congress strongman of Bhangar, Arabul Islam, lay on a bed at SSKM’s intensive coronary care unit (ICCU) with no party leader turning up to meet him or even telephoning the hospital to enquire aboout his health.
While the Left parties led by CPI(M) have erupted in protest in the wake of the attack on former minister and Left veteran Abdur Rezzak Mollah, comrades Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Nirupam Sen were notable absentees in the delegation of Left Front leaders led by chairman Biman Bose, who called on their comrade at the private hospital on EM Bypass on Monday.
Many doctors attached with different government hospitals and health centres, who are supposed to examine rape victims, refer their cases to forensic state medicine (FSM) experts in medical colleges to avoid medico-legal hazards.
Faced with a huge shortage of doctors in rural health care in Bengal, the government is mulling a proposal wherein medical practitioners must join district hospitals or block primary health centres (BPHCs) if they want admission to postgraduate MD and MS courses.
Sharp differences emerged between the police and members of the medical board after the former submitted a chargesheet declaring Pinki Pramanik as a male and proceeding to accuse the person of raping a woman. Subhendu Maiti reports.Pinki charged with rape
The Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) will soon have a separate regional transport authority (RTA) for issuing of route permits, driving licenses, registration numbers and collecting road tax for vehicles in three subdivisions-Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong.
Vital repair projects at state-run medical colleges are held up by the finance dept despite receiving health dept approval
Every private medical practitioner will have to obtain a license for his or her ‘single doctor establishment’ from the state health department, which is headed by chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
The tit-for-tat between the Railways and Mamata Banerjee government seem to continue with renewed vigour with the former seeking a review of uneconomic longdistance trains flagged off during the tenure of Trinamool railway ministers. Subhendu Maiti reports.
At many state-run medical colleges and hospitals, principals and superintendents have been illegally practicing medicine privately despite having taken non-practicing allowance (NPA) from the government for years.
It has been found that nearly 200 doctors practicing at primary hospitals and health care centres across the state as medical officers (MO) have been attending to patients, including accident and rape victims, despite having no official appointment letter.
Barely three weeks after the Trinamool Congress withdrew support from UPA-II, the Mamata Banerjee government has slapped a fine on the Railways for polluting the Asansol railway siding in Apcar Garden.