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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

Setting up of Control Room for upcoming Super Cyclone YASH

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.

Increase 40% Bed Strength in Private Nursing Homes/ Hospitals


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.

Insurance Policy For Persons Deployed For COVID-19 Related Duties

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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.

Essential Services excluded from Complete Safety Restrictions


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:

Complete Safety Restrictions for Combating COVID-19


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.

West Bengal Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020


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.

Life Insurance for Staffs deployed for Management of COVID-19

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Governor is pleased to provide coverage up to Rs 5 lakh for treatment related to COVID-19 and additional Rs 5 lakh as death benefit to all employees/ persons deployed in the containment and management of COVID 19.

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