Gujarat: ‘Buried my aunt, she’s still not moved up Covid hospital wait list’

Published on April 28, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Naseem Belim, a resident of Santalpur in Patan, reels under the shock of losing her maternal aunt Alima, 80, to Covid pandemic. “I took her in an auto and travelled for nearly 100 km in and around our village, but not a single hospital – private or government-run – … Continue reading Gujarat: ‘Buried my aunt, she’s still not moved up Covid hospital wait list’

Gujarat: Scarce oxygen, 108 delays leave citizens on brink

Published on April 27, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Vinod Parmar, a resident of Sola, called the EMRI 108 emergency service on Friday morning. “It was a non-Covid call as my grandmother had started developing age-related complications. We followed-up three or four times, and then gave up,” he recounts. “She was taken to a nearby hospital but could … Continue reading Gujarat: Scarce oxygen, 108 delays leave citizens on brink

Ahmedabad: Hospitals hunt for ventilators, O2 tanks

Published on April 24, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Across Ahmedabad, 404 ventilator beds were earmarked for Covid-19 patients in private hospitals and 470-odd in government-run hospitals as of Friday evening.The beds for critically ill patients are getting full as soon as new beds are added due to heavy rush felt by almost all the facilities, making it … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Hospitals hunt for ventilators, O2 tanks

Ahmedabad: Crisis makes doctors beg, borrow oxygen from kin, other hospitals

Published on April 23, 2021 AHMEDABAD: A mid-sized Covid hospital in eastern city parts on Tuesday night sent an SOS to a group of hospital owners and administrators. “We have oxygen that can only last for the next 40 minutes. We have 20 patients. Need your support,” read the message. Five nearby hospitals spared one … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Crisis makes doctors beg, borrow oxygen from kin, other hospitals

Ahmedabad Covid deluge: EMRI 108 fields 25K calls a day, @17 a minute

Published on April 22, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Animesh Patel (name changed), a driver of EMRI 108 ambulance, was seventh in the queue of 30-odd ambulances outside the 1,200-bed Covid hospital at 2 pm on Wednesday. “We started from residence in Ranip at 10 am and arrived at the hospital by 10.30 am. The patient is administered … Continue reading Ahmedabad Covid deluge: EMRI 108 fields 25K calls a day, @17 a minute

Gujarat: In current wave, average time in hospital up from six to nine days

Published on April 21, 2021 AHMEDABAD/ SURAT: Ravindra Sathe, a resident of Gota, developed respiratory issues on Monday night. While EMRI 108 took about 12 hours to take him from his residence to an AMC-run hospital, much to the family’s horror, the hospital was full. The same ambulance took him to two nearby hospitals which … Continue reading Gujarat: In current wave, average time in hospital up from six to nine days

Gasping for breath, scurrying for beds: Gujarat on tenterhooks

Published on April 20, 2021 AHMEDABAD: On Monday, Gujarat added yet another record high of 11,403 Covid-19 cases and 117 deaths. The flood of cases on a daily basis has manifested in queues which are getting longer outside designated Covid-19 hospitals across the state. Shukla family from Vastrapur was part of a similar queue outside … Continue reading Gasping for breath, scurrying for beds: Gujarat on tenterhooks