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.

West Bengal Yoga and Naturopathic System of Medicine Act, 2010

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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.

West Bengal Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act, 2009


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.

West Bengal Rural Health Regulatory Authority Act, 2009

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An Act to establish the West Bengal Rural Health Regulatory Authority for regulating and registering the diploma holders in rural health care.

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.

Cancellation of Leave of Employees under H&FW Department

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In view of pandemic of COVD-19, all types of leave of all staff of Health and Family Welfare Department posted at all tiers (primary, secondary and tertiary health care institutions and offices including Headquarter) in West Bengal is hereby cancelled.

Certification of different categories of Disabilities at different Hospitals


Any person with specified disability may apply in Form IV (annexed) for a certificate of disability and submit the application to the medical authority.

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