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Subhendu Maiti

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

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Purulia, Bankura to get three super specialty govt hospitals

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.

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Updated on Jul 23, 2013 12:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Jhargram district hospital remains a distant dream

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

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Updated on Jun 25, 2013 11:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Plans to resume JNNURM bus services on the anvil

Rerun: Transport body may reduce EMI for operators to bring 250 buses back on the roads

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Updated on Jun 25, 2013 10:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

House-to-house survey on mental illness in Bengal soon

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.

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Updated on Jun 20, 2013 09:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Health university seeks thalassaemia profile of students

Around 12,000 students get admitted to colleges affiliated to the university every year.

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Updated on Jun 18, 2013 09:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Death scare in the air from Middle East

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.

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Updated on Jun 17, 2013 10:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Subsidised stents cannot cure all cardiac patients, say docs at SSKM

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.

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Updated on Jun 11, 2013 02:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

AMRI to move court against Mamata govt

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.

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Updated on May 22, 2013 06:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

After Mamata, health varsity VC visits medical colleges

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.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2013 06:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Red-tape hits Kolkata's Botanic Garden water bodies

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.

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Updated on Apr 01, 2013 12:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Vidyasagar Setu pulls big revenues for Bengal govt

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.

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Updated on Mar 28, 2013 11:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Third-degree treatment at Kolkata's nursing home

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.

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Updated on Mar 26, 2013 12:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Young doctors threaten to quit govt service

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.

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Updated on Feb 22, 2013 12:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Housing complexes fined for Diwali noise pollution

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.

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Updated on Feb 22, 2013 12:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Behala doc commits suicide, nurse girlfriend goes missing

On Saturday he had an argument with his girlfriend. His colleagues & roommates were present,deceased's friend

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Updated on Feb 12, 2013 04:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

State gears up to fight threat of swine flu

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.

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Updated on Feb 10, 2013 01:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Check on teaching docs’ tours at home & abroad

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.

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Updated on Feb 05, 2013 03:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

I’m loyal to my party, that’s why I was let down: Arabul

“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.”

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Updated on Jan 21, 2013 04:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

None from Trinamool checks up on ailing Arabul at SSKM hospital

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.

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Updated on Jan 20, 2013 12:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

No sympathy for Mollah from Buddha, Nirupam

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.

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Updated on Jan 08, 2013 05:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Subhendu Maiti Kolkata

Forensic med experts on rape in short supply

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.

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Updated on Dec 31, 2012 01:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Think rural if you wish to do MD/MS

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.

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Updated on Dec 19, 2012 11:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata`

Police say Pramanik is male, doctors contest claim

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

Updated on Nov 13, 2012 08:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

GTA areas to have separate transport offices

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.

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Updated on Nov 12, 2012 02:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Upgrades at hospitals stalled by funds crunch

Vital repair projects at state-run medical colleges are held up by the finance dept despite receiving health dept approval

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Updated on Nov 08, 2012 02:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

New rule to keep an eye on single doctor establishments

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.

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Updated on Oct 31, 2012 12:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Railways frown on trains flagged off by Mamata's men

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.

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Updated on Oct 19, 2012 05:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Med staff flouting pvt practice gag

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.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2012 03:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

State fails to renew contract of 200 docs at healthcare centres

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.

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Updated on Oct 11, 2012 02:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Ministry lost, state slaps fine on Rlys

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.

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Updated on Oct 09, 2012 01:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata
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