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Health & Fitness, Kolkata Health in Kolkata city is safe guarded by a mosaic of medical and health care institutes in the city. To meet the requirements of more than 13 million people special plans have been formulated and executed by state agencies, private sector and social action groups. The city has a good reputation after eradicating and gaining control over some of the threatening diseases. The city finally says goodbye to smallpox. Malaria, enteric diseases and tuberculosis had made the scene topsy-turvy in the past. The current status is full of compliments following large scale mobilization of primary health care resources.

Hundreds of hospitals that are run by the state and private owners provide health care facilities and services. A number of dispensaries run by Calcutta Municipal Corporation provide free services in Kolkata. There are charities and social action groups attending physically challenged people. A good number of medical colleges and research institutes further facilitate quality health care in the region. The city has an infra structure to provide facilities and services to the entire north eastern regions of India.

In few occasions tourists in Kolkata city complained about food poisoning. As such it is recommended to avoid street food. Someday if you find yourself grounded in Kolkata consider this advice and further avoid unhygienic places.

Some important medical institutes and hospitals in Kolkata are Bangur Institute Of Neurology, B.C.Roy Polio Clinic & Hospital, B.M.Birla Heart Research Centre, Bangur Hospital, Beliaghata I.D.Hospital, Disha Eye Hospital & Research Centre, Eden Hospital, Havard Medicare & Research Institute, Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine, RamKrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan, RG Kar Medical College & Hospital, Wockhardt Medical Centre.

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