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May 09 2024

Know Your Kidney, the all-purpose app for your kidney health - GetBengal st...

The app has been created by two nephrologists from Kolkata and Patna

By Debanjana Saha

February 03 2024

17-year-old Nabanita Mandal, who waged war against Haematological Cancer - ...

Many were inspired by her real-life story

By Payel Samanta

August 09 2023

Dr. James Esdaile: the Father of Anaesthesia started work at Hooghly Hospit...

After the success of the first attempt, Esdaile started performing more such surgeries using mesmerism


July 25 2023

The Forest Department of West Bengal to launch modern vet clinic for wild a...

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park has earned the distinction of being the best zoo in the country last year

By Information Desk

July 06 2023

WB Govt. to install Health ATMs: Machines set to revolutionize healthcare -...

Health ATM is a one-stop digital touch-screen kiosk hardware designed for managing health-related information

By Information Desk

July 01 2023

Drawing inspiration from Dr. R.P Sengupta, founder of Institute of Neurosci...

Poverty and personal tragedy could not stop him

By Indrajit Sen

June 14 2023

The first plastic surgeon in India hailed from the quaint town of Chinsurah...

The first detailed description of plastic surgical procedures is found in the 'Sushruta Samhita'


June 01 2023

J.B. Roy, the forgotten founder of Asia's first Ayurvedic college in Calcut...

It was the first Ayurvedic educational institution in India and the entire Asia


April 10 2023

The 'Miracle man of Homeopathy' behind the 104-years old Russa Pharmacy

One of Kolkata's oldest surviving homoeopathic institutions

By Maniklal Ghosh

April 07 2023

Gardening is good for health. Yes, even a tiny plant on the window sill

Kolkata’s home gardeners tell you how to find peace

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 24 2023

Kolkata became witness to a musical evening by the children with Down syndr...

Melinda Pavek, the Consul General, USA was present as the chief guest at the musical evening

By Utsa Tarafdar

March 23 2023

Kolkata addresses Parkinson’s Disease with international conference hoste...

The Asia- Oceania Parkinson and Movement Disorder Conference (AOPMC), 2023 was held in Kolkata recently

By Suranjana Mitra

February 04 2023

Dried marigolds can be a cure for cancer!

Marigold is extensively used in temples and for worship, marriage ceremonies etc

By Shuvra Dey

February 01 2023

Dr. Ratan Kar who saved the Jarawas from a measles epidemic, gets Padma Shr...

Dr. Kar is now 66 years old and lives with his family in Bangalore

By Information Desk

January 21 2023

Turning Point: Working for specially-abled people since 25 years

Turning point is the first day-centre in Kolkata

By Information Desk

December 12 2022

Bengal's health related initiatives become a boon for it's people

Swasthya Sathi has modelled the health sector in a unique way

By Information Desk

December 06 2022

Rehab crucial for Parkinson’s patients, says Institute of Neurosciences K...

Parkinson’s Disease is a common neuro-degenerative disorder

By Information Desk

August 30 2022

Radha Govinda Kar: Renaissance man of Betore

The school started in 1886 and it was named 'Calcutta School of Medicine'

By Shuvra Dey

July 15 2022

Oncologists of SSKM perform first ever double mastectomy technique

It is similar to the one which Angelina Jolie, hollywood actress, had undergone in 2013

By Information Desk

April 18 2022

Eastern India’s premier neurosciences institute turns 13

On April 15 this year, I-NK celebrated its 13th foundation day

By Information Desk

April 02 2022

Why social inclusion is critical for those with autism

Today is World Autism Awareness Day

By Information Desk

February 22 2022

Innovative Palanquin Ambulances launched in North Bengal

A pregnant woman of the Dukpa community was brought down for delivery from Buxa hilltop in one such palanquin ambulance

By Information Desk

January 06 2022

Only 14,000 new cases per day? Let’s aim higher, Kolkata!

Those who still don’t have Covid don’t have a happening life

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 02 2022

Covid spike prompts restrictions in state

West Bengal has re-introduced some familiar restrictions

By Information Desk

December 01 2021

Complex heart surgery at NRS saves child, cost only Rs 2 under Shishu-Sathi...

A brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, this scheme provides free treatment to children undergoing heart surgeries

By Information Desk

November 17 2021

Dr. Sambhu Nath Dey: The saviour who chased Cholera

His pioneering research set the stage for more effective treatment and control of cholera


October 22 2021

On a day when India crossed 1 billion COVID vaccination

Bengal stands 3rd in the drive

By Information Desk

October 06 2021

Water ambulance service launched for residents of Sundarbans

The new water ambulance will be of great assistance to the residents of the remote delta islands

By Information Desk

September 29 2021

Listen To Your Heart

World Heart Day

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

September 21 2021

Scientist from remote Sundarbans, Subhashish Natua honoured for COVID-19 va...

The exceptionally talented scientist from a remote village in the Sundarbans has made all Bengalis proud of his achievements


September 18 2021

Poison Info Centre of RG Kar gets a prestigious place in WHO list

Only Government Hospital in India to get this position

By Information Desk

September 01 2021

Gumghar Lane & Hospital – Where People were Quarantined in British Kolkat...

The famous hospital in central Kolkata is currently the centre for treating covid-19 patients

By Information Desk

August 12 2021

Bengal’s MR Bangur given India’s Best District Hospital tag by Niti Aay...

During the COVID-19 2nd wave, it became the first government Covid facility to introduce virtual visiting hours for its patients

By Information Desk

August 11 2021

First robotic kidney transplant of Eastern India performed in Kolkata

Robot Assisted Kidney Transplantation (RAKT) is pushing the boundaries of robotic surgery

By Information Desk

August 10 2021

Four decades after death, India’s IVF baby pioneer gets state recognition...

Dr Subhash Mukhopadhyay was ostracized in his lifetime

By Information Desk

August 05 2021

Chandannagar Jagaddhatri Puja committees receive vaccine boost

The vaccination programme is being held at Rabindra Bhaban

By Information Desk

July 25 2021

Remembering the doctor who created India's first and world's second test tu...

The first test tube baby of India, Durga was born under Dr Mukhopadhyay

By Information Desk

July 16 2021

Negative RTPCR or double vaccination must for tourists in WB

State government steps up drive against third wave

By Information Desk

July 10 2021

Hilsa is not just for taste, but also for health benefits!

The health benefits of this fish surpasses many super foods

By Shuvra Dey

July 06 2021

WHO concurs potency of Bengal’s sesame seeds in fighting Covid-19

Two Bengali scientists prove potency of Til

By Information Desk

July 02 2021

Outstanding International Award for SSKM’s Dr. Sujoy Ghosh

Kolkata Doctor draws international accolade

By Shuvra Dey

July 01 2021

Bengal launches new mobile app to control Dengue and Malaria

‘Protirodh App’, a beacon of hope for victims of vector-borne diseases


June 25 2021

Organisers, priests, idol makers to get vaccines before Pujas in Howrah

Howrah health administration has set a target of 20,000 vaccinations daily

By Information Desk

June 23 2021

KMC starts first COVID safe home for children in Kolkata

Preparation for 3rd COVID wave in full swing

By Information Desk

June 23 2021

‘Duare Vaccine’ in remote Alipurduar villages

Health workers go all out in their effort to make vaccination drive a success


June 21 2021

Chandannagar Assembly Constituency shows the way with 'Duare Vaccine'

Most elderly residents of the town have been covered by the programme

By Information Desk

June 12 2021

Dr. Ramendra Lal Mukherjee invents pocket ventilator as a safe alternative ...

This inexpensive ventilator can provide instant support to patients with breathing trouble

By Information Desk

May 29 2021

Messiah of the poor-- Meet Dr. Swapan Roy of Siliguri

Dr Roy conducts free health camp weekly at the hospital at Dooars

By Bapi Ghosh

May 28 2021

Kolkata startup develops mobile app to monitor oxygen saturation and pulse ...

This app uses the rear camera and flashlight to give accurate SpO2 & pulse readings

By Information Desk

May 27 2021

Bengali scientist creates long-lasting disinfectant to ward off COVID-19

DuroKea sanitizer provides prolonged protection against a wide range of germs including COVID-19 virus

By Information Desk

May 19 2021

How a century-old pandemic boosted India’s fight for freedom

How did India’s British administration deal with the Spanish flu pandemic?


May 18 2021

Meet Dr. Swapan Jana, JU alumnus and Director, R&D, Serum Institute

Learn how he steered the COVISHIELD manufacture

By Shuvra Dey

May 14 2021

Meet home chefs who are cooking free meals for COVID patients

During these crucial times, Good Samaritans are feeding the affected


May 12 2021

Kanyashree student Digantika Bose’s COVID-19 mask wins global recognition...

Anti-viral mask gets global 'Top 10 Inspirational Design Award' by Google


May 11 2021

From St Xavier’s to Tollywood, Bengal shows rare community Covid relief

Celebrities Parambrata, Anupam, Riddhi and Rwitobroto join hands in this hour of need

By Information Desk

May 10 2021

West Bengal Integrated COVID Management System (WBICMS) comes as a boon

Online portal helps monitor Covid facilities across the state

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

May 07 2021

How is Bengal's Jackfruit good for you?

Jackfruit is a boon for a healthy summer

By Information Desk

May 06 2021

Grow your own urban garden, feel happier for it

How Kolkata’s home gardeners have found peace

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 06 2021

Siliguri physician uses Ayurveda to treat Covid-19, to great effect

A health sub-center in Fansideoa block is providing an alternative to mainstream medicine

By Bapi Ghosh

May 03 2021

Scientist Dr. Prabuddha Kundu and team develop triple-antigen oral COVID va...

If approved, this will be the first triple antigen composition manufactured by India

By Information Desk

April 28 2021

IIT Kharagpur’s COVIRAP test kit to give reports in 45 minutes

COVIRAP testing is said to be more effective for community-level screening

By Information Desk

April 27 2021

Kolkata Police creates green corridor for transportation of oxygen

Special task force created to stop hoarding of cylinders

By Information Desk

April 07 2021

On World Health Day, a look back at some of medicine’s greatest triumphs

This year, the theme for World Health Day is ‘Building a Fairer and Healthier World for Everyone’

By Information Desk

April 06 2021

Why are people pretending as though Covid has vanished?

With cases rising daily, why are we still not following Covid protocol?

By Information Desk

April 05 2021

National Medical College scripts history with first snake venom oral antido...

‘Varespladib’ has shown promising results in clinical trials

By Information Desk

April 05 2021

Bengal’s Centenarian takes Covid-19 shot, inspires all to take the jab

Manorama Biswas from Jayantipur village creates history after getting vaccinated

By Information Desk

April 02 2021

On Autism Awareness Day, a range of products crafted by some special people...

A city NGO is marketing a range of lifestyle accessories created entirely by the differently abled

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 16 2021

West Bengal records one of the highest COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries

West Bengal successfully vaccinated 84,505 health workers in just 6 days

By Information Desk

February 26 2021

When children become weapons for parents

Parental Alienation Syndrome is set to become an epidemic

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 19 2021

‘Pad Crusaders’ who lead Menstrual campaigns in Rural Bengal

Meet Pragya Gupta and Ivaana C.Mitra

By Jayatri Nag

January 16 2021

Bengal’s mass immunisation success may aid Covid-19 vaccination

Covid-19 vaccination starts today in Bengal

By Information Desk

January 15 2021

Covid-19 vaccine drive in Bengal

Vaccine will be applied to frontline Covid warriors

By Kaulik Ghosh

January 01 2021

Take a tram ride, spread Covid awareness

Covid Care Network has brought together some of the city’s most distinguished names

By Information Desk

December 24 2020

Cancer survivor and cricket icon Arun Lal gives a shocking account on pappa...

Did you know diesel is used for rolling the pappads?

By Information Desk

December 19 2020

‘Duare Sarkar’ crosses 1 cr registration in 15 days

Swastha Sathi scheme is getting the maximum response

By Information Desk

December 14 2020

Child and Infant Mortality rate reduced in Bengal

Bengal has considerably improved its Institutional Delivery Mechanism in Health

By Information Desk

December 07 2020

Bengal sets a path breaking example in Plasma Therapy research

The results are certainly promising in Kolkata trials than they are in Delhi

By Information Desk

December 01 2020

Duare Sarkar

Cashless health benefit for each citizen of Bengal

By Information Desk

November 23 2020

Vaccination during colonial time

Bengal had Smallpox vaccination application a century ago


October 27 2020

Bengal school-girl’s virus-killing mask wins National Award

Ushers in hope for front line Covid 19 warriors

By Information Desk

October 10 2020

Let’s awake as a society to mental health issues!

On World Mental Health Day

By Information Desk

September 23 2020

Hilsa oil’s Omega 3 fatty acids help reduce COVID impact! International J...

Scientific study shows effect of Hilsa oil

By Information Desk

August 07 2020

COVID Care Network of Kolkata turns messiah to hundreds of COVID infected

Group consists of doctors, mountaineers, musicians and performers

By Saheli Mitra

August 02 2020

Childless by choice, a growing movement

On International Childfree Day, we explore the Kolkata connection

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 25 2020

‘Safe Home’ Covid-19 treatment in West Bengal

Rs 3,500 run by a team of doctors and COVID-19 survivors

By Information Desk

July 21 2020

Dr Senjuti Saha, first Bengali microbiologist to be appointed in WHO board

Dhaka microbiologist to head Polio Transition Independent Monitoring Board

By Information Desk

July 11 2020


Virologists and scientists negate the possibility

By Saheli Mitra

July 09 2020

COVID-19 Plasma Bank coming up in Kolkata!

CM Mamata Banerjee announces a plasma bank

By Information Desk

June 19 2020

Director Kamaleshwar Mukherjee dons the doctor’s coat to treat poor patie...

When a qualified doctor turned filmmaker finds his call

By Information Desk

June 16 2020

Jalpaiguri’s Maxima Toppo uses street plays to create Corona awareness fo...

Toppo uses local Sadri language to motivate masses

By Information Desk

June 10 2020

Kolkata creates milestone: Critical COVID patient recovers after Ecmo suppo...

24-year-old girl brought back to life and discharged yesterday

By Information Desk

May 29 2020

Bengal was once a seat of ancient Ayurveda which is now believed to boost t...

Recent Calcutta High Court judgement favours Ayurveda

By Information Desk

May 24 2020

Robots will check Corona patients in Kolkata hospital

AMRI Salt Lake introduces Robots to check COVID patients

By Information Desk

May 23 2020

Stand by the children of Bengal

Kishalay Foundation in Sunderban helping the children of that area in this hour of crisis

By Indrajit Sen

May 16 2020

TATA Sons signs MoU to bring ‘Feluda Corona Test kit’ by end May for ma...

The rapid kit was developed by two Bengali scientists

By Information Desk

May 11 2020

Teacher from Bengal to become first COVID 19 vaccine volunteer in India?

Chiranjit Dhibar writes to ICMR making the offer

By Information Desk

May 08 2020

Belur Math opens gates for COVID warriors -- doctors and nurses

Gives their guest house for COVID -19 warriors

By Information Desk

May 05 2020

Jadavpur University students design a device to differentiate Corona cough ...

Big invention in post Lockdown phase to detect random patients

By Information Desk

May 02 2020

How Prafulla Chandra Ray discovered Corona-like ‘Burdwan fever’ of 1860...

The fever that killed almost 70% of Burdwan and Hooghly’s population

By Information Desk

April 29 2020

Centre gives nod to Bengal student’s Virus Destroying Mask to prevent Cor...

Memari’s Digantika Basu does wonder with her invention

By Information Desk

April 28 2020

Caregiving in times of COVID-19. How stressful is it?

How are caregivers in Kolkata coping with the stress

By Information Desk

April 28 2020

Bengali scientist Chandra Dutta in Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine team!

The vaccine has already gone for human trials

By Information Desk

April 26 2020

JU students rise to the cause of COVID-19 crisis. How?

Sewing masks and setting up emergency funds

By Information Desk

April 25 2020

West Bengal starts ‘Pool Test’ to track asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

The test will help identify patients in low-risk zones

By Information Desk

April 25 2020

NIT Durgapur students build ‘Pranesh,’ an economic ventilator for COVID...

These ventilators can be a big relief if number of cases rise

By Information Desk

April 24 2020

Prof Ena Ray Banerjee says diverse gene pool of Indians can help fight COVI...

Prof Banerjee answers a plethora of questions on COVID-19

By Saheli Mitra

April 23 2020

Modern day Dr Agnishwar! Doctor carries pregnant mom and delivers baby duri...

Meet Thakurpukur’s Dr Kaushik Roy Chowdhury

By Information Desk

April 20 2020

Dr Niladri Konar of London not just won over Corona, but dedicated his life...

Alumnus of SSKM, Dr Niladri Konar is an inspiration

By Information Desk

April 15 2020

Cab driver Md Saidul hands over Baruipur hospital he built to treat Corona ...

How a cab driver gave all his savings to fight against COVID-19

By Information Desk

April 09 2020

Mungpoo in Darjeeling might play a role to fight Corona

Cinchona plantations of Bengal as a game changer

By Information Desk

April 09 2020

Government now turns to Bengal Chemicals for COVID-19 drug Hydroxychloroqui...

Prafulla Chandra Roy’s company was earliest Hydroxychloroquinine manufacturer

By Information Desk

April 09 2020

Team including Bengali scientists to launch ‘Modified’ BCG vaccine to f...

The vaccine might go for human trial in 4 months

By Information Desk

April 07 2020

Bengali scientists develop a coating to contain infectivity of Corona virus...

Led by Prof Jayanta Haldar, this can be a tool to fight the virus

By Information Desk

April 05 2020

Two Bengali scientists of CSIR device low cost rapid testing Corona kit!

Indigenous kit will help India identify cluster infections in just one hour

By Information Desk

April 04 2020

How did the students feel on the outbreak of Corona?

We saw faith and fiction and everything in between

By Rishita Chatterjee

April 03 2020

New app helping city’s specially-abled children to cope with Corona menac...

How are children with special needs being educated?

By Information Desk

March 28 2020

Do not make your children feel left out

Dr.Jai Ranjan Ram’s advice to the parents

By Information Desk

March 28 2020

Quarantine centre at Ffort Raichak! Business tycoon Harsh Neotia gives his ...

Luxury resort near Kolkata to turn into quarantine facility

By Information Desk

March 26 2020

CM Mamata Banerjee thanks all ‘Corona Warriors’ through a touching note...

Let us all join the Chief Minister in showing gratitude

By Information Desk

March 26 2020

Corona has shown that we are all equal

Dr Jai Ranjan Ram's take on the present "infodemic"

By Dr Jai Ranjan Ram

March 26 2020

Kolkata Corporation uses disinfectant jet-spray to sanitize streets

The world is using these germ killers to sanitize streets

By Information Desk

March 26 2020

GB EXCLUSIVE: A Bengali scientist talks to GB from Italy

Stay home, stay safe- the only way to win this dreadful situation.

By Information Desk

March 25 2020

Calcutta Medical College taken over – to turn into Corona speciality one-...

Huge number of isolation beds will be available

By Information Desk

March 25 2020

CM Mamata Banerjee prepares rural Bengal in advance to fight Corona

What steps are being taken to create awareness?

By Information Desk

March 24 2020

CM Mamata Banerjee converts a whole stadium to Quarantine centre!

In record time to fight the Corona menace

By Information Desk

March 21 2020

Chief Minister of Bengal acts tough over Corona violations

How Corona is being tackled in Bengal

By Information Desk

March 16 2020

Will Swami Vivekananda’s Plague Epidemic manifesto help us fight Corona f...

Fighting the mental stress during times of epidemic

By Information Desk

March 08 2020

Incredible tale of a Murshidabad girl who reigns Tokyo’s yoga world today...

On Women’s Day, GB brings the inspirational tale of Nupur Tewari

By Saheli Mitra

February 04 2020

The Bengal Store touches ‘body and soul’ with their chemical free perso...

Range of lab tested organic lotions from Bengal’s farms

By Saheli Mitra

January 30 2020

Messiah of the poor – two doctors from Bengal get Padmashree Awards

Take a look at the two doctors from Bengal -‘One rupee doctor’ Sushovan Banerjee & Sunderban’s Arunodoy Mondal who get Padmashree Awards in 2020 who are the messiahs of the poor.

By Information Desk

January 16 2020

Nilratan Sircar – the doctor who was born poor and who died poor

One of the best doctors India had ever produced!

By Information Desk