Delta variant evaded Covid antibody gained, claims study

Published on June 19, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Rajesh Bhatt, Ahmedabad chief fire officer, bucked the general perception that if you get infected with Covid-19 once, there are less chances of second infection due to development of antibodies. The CFO got infected a second time in April, barely 30 days after he had contracted Covid-19 the first … Continue reading Delta variant evaded Covid antibody gained, claims study

Gujarat: Anything from salt to steroids used to ‘make’ antiviral drugs

Published on June 16, 2021 AHMEDABAD: What did the spurious injection vials of tocilizumab and remdesivir contain which were sold for thousands of rupees to desperate kin of Covid patients at the peak of the pandemic in April and May in Gujarat? State police investigators and forensic sciences experts say the drugs contained anything from … Continue reading Gujarat: Anything from salt to steroids used to ‘make’ antiviral drugs

Covid toll in Gujarat hovers at 10,000; young, old affected alike

Published on June 14, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Covid-19 was earlier considered to be a virus that targetted the elderly and people above 60 years were considered high risk. As the official toll of pandemic in the state hovers at 10,000, analysis of mortality data reveals the pattern changed significantly in the second wave. Analysis of 9,985 … Continue reading Covid toll in Gujarat hovers at 10,000; young, old affected alike

Third wave: Private hospitals in Ahmedabad add infrastructure, more staff

Published on June 13, 2021 Part of Preparing for the Third Wave series AHMEDABAD: During the post-Diwali surge, the highest daily cases recorded in Ahmedabad were 354 in November 2020 which rose to 5,790 in April, recording a 16-fold rise. While the number of beds available in private hospitals increased from 2,256 to 6,213, the … Continue reading Third wave: Private hospitals in Ahmedabad add infrastructure, more staff

Gujarat: ‘39 kids lost both parents to Covid, 395 earning parent’

Published on June 03, 2021 With Radha Sharma AHMEDABAD: Rewa Sorathia, 5, was orphaned in the Covid pandemic after both her parents Vinesh and Riddhi succumbed to the viral infection on May 8 and 26 respectively. Rewa is currently being raised by her paternal joint family in Bhuj. Parth Sorathia, Rewa’s paternal grand uncle says … Continue reading Gujarat: ‘39 kids lost both parents to Covid, 395 earning parent’

Gujarat: Orphans to get aid till they’re 24 years old

Published on June 12, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The general resolution (GR) on 'Covid orphans' formally called 'Mukhya Mantri Bal Seva Yojana,' was issued on Friday - about 25 days after its announcement by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani. The GR does not explicitly mention requirement of death certificates citing Covid-19 as cause of death. TOI had raised … Continue reading Gujarat: Orphans to get aid till they’re 24 years old

Ahmedabad: 20% patients on critical care discharged need oxygen

Published on June 12, 2021 AHMEDABAD: It will soon be three months when Himadri Suthar, 37, an Ahmedabad resident, tested positive for Covid-19. After battling it out in the ICU and spending 76 days in the hospital, Himadri was discharged but she is far from recovered. The young lady continues to need oxygen to sustain … Continue reading Ahmedabad: 20% patients on critical care discharged need oxygen