A severe super cyclone, ‘YASH’ is likely to hit several Districts of South Bengal zone including the coastal areas and the Sundarbans with in an expected period from 25.05.2021 to 28.05.2021 as per alert report from Meteorological Department.
Department of Health & Family Welfare, W.B.
This department has been vested with the responsibility of maintaining and developing the health care system in W.B. Public health, sanitation and hospitals are the exclusive responsibilities of the State. Tabular View
Private Nursing Homes/ Hospitals are allowed to enhance their present sanctioned bed strength upto 40% more as per availability of space for management of active COVID-19 cases in the same infrastructure.
An Act to provide for the constitution of a Council of the Allied-Medical and Para-Medical professionals as well as for the coordinated development in the education of Allied-Medical and Para-Medical professionals with a view to regulating and maintaining standards of education, practice, maintenance of register of Allied-Medical and para-Medical professionals and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
An Act to provide for the development of the Yoga and Naturopathic system of medicine and to regulate the teaching and practice thereof and to deal with certain other connected matters.
An Act to prohibit violence against medicare service persons and damage to property in medicare service institutions and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
An Act to establish the West Bengal Rural Health Regulatory Authority for regulating and registering the diploma holders in rural health care.
Free treatment for COVID-19 patients shall be provided in Government Hospitals/ Government-requisitioned private hospital with an additional financial assistance of Rs 1.00 Lakh and a death benefit of Rs 10.00 Lakh.
It is further clarified that following establishments/ services including those in the private sector providing essential services shall be excluded from the Complete Safety Restrictions:
All shops, commercial establishments, offices and factories, workshops, godowns etc shall close their operations. People are required to stay at home and come out only for basic services while strictly following social distancing guidelines issued earlier.
In case the person has history of coming in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days and the person is asymptomatic then the person must be kept in home quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure.