Bengal logs 467 new Covid-19 cases, 15 more die
West Bengal tally of Covid-19 cases rose to 20,12,475 with 467 new infections over the last 24 hours, stated a bulletin issued by the state health department on Thursday.
The fresh cases was 28 more than Wednesday’s count, the bulletin stated, adding that the state also reported 15 new fatalities on Thursday pushing its toll so far to 21,094.
On Wednesday, the state had recorded 439 new cases and 18 deaths. Of the fresh cases, North 24 Parganas district recorded the most at 75, followed by Kolkata with 63. Nadia district accounted for the most fatalities at 3.
Resident doctors protest against exclusion from Rs 1.21 L state government incentive for Covid-19 duty
Around 1,600 postgraduate final-year medical students from the 2018-19 batch in Maharashtra, who worked in Covid-19 patients’ care in the first and second wave of the pandemic, have said that they feel cheated with the state excluding them from the Rs 1.21 lakh special incentive declared last year for resident doctors on Covid-19 duty. The doctors, who are now serving their medical bonds, have written to state minister Aaditya Thackeray seeking justice.
When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in 2020, the responsibility of taking care of patients went to resident doctors in short-staffed government and civic-run hospitals. As reported, many of the resident doctors contracted Covid-19 in the line of duty.