Ahmedabad: Covid patients struggle for months to get back to normal

Published on June 12, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Alpesh Jani (name changed), 54, was admitted to a city-based private hospital in December 2020. “A patient of diabetes and hypertension, Jani’s condition deteriorated over four weeks of hospitalization. He was given steroids, remdesivir, and even plasma therapy but nothing worked much as his condition did not deteriorate through … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Covid patients struggle for months to get back to normal

Covid-19: New positive cases in Gujarat down at an 84-day low at 848

Published on June 07, 2021 AHMEDABAD: On Sunday, Gujarat recorded the deaths of 12 Covid positive patients, a 65-day low for the state. The cases are also down at an 84-day low at 848. But the analysis of the mortality rate reveals that it’s slightly but steadily going up. On Sunday, the daily mortality rate … Continue reading Covid-19: New positive cases in Gujarat down at an 84-day low at 848

Eye-nose infection in 45% of mucormycosis deaths: Study

Published on June 6, 2021 AHMEDABAD: In one of the first comprehensive studies of mucormycosis prevalence and mortality in India, a study across 16 centres of India including Ahmedabad and Surat from September to December 2020 revealed that in 45% deaths, the fungal infection was found across eye and nose cavities. The study titled ‘Multicentre … Continue reading Eye-nose infection in 45% of mucormycosis deaths: Study

Mucormycosis recorded 46% mortality in post-Diwali surge: Study

Published on June 6, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Just how fatal can be dreaded mucormycosis, the black fungus, whose outbreak has taken the country by storm in the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic? A study carried out across 16 centres in India, including four hospitals of Gujarat, during the Diwali surge between September and December 2020 recorded … Continue reading Mucormycosis recorded 46% mortality in post-Diwali surge: Study

Gujarat reduces active Covid cases by 88% within a month

Published on June 5, 2021 AHMEDABAD: As Gujarat’s journey on the downward slope of Covid-19 curve continues, the analysis of 15 states with highest active cases reveal that Gujarat was among only four states that recorded dip in monthly cases during the deadly second wave. While Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh each recorded a drop of 36% … Continue reading Gujarat reduces active Covid cases by 88% within a month

Covid, mucormycosis & now drug-induced kidney injury in Ahmedabad

Published on June 4, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Mehsana resident Niyaz Abdul, 30, has had one of the roughest one-and a-half months health-wise. He survived a critical Covid-19 attack only to fall prey to mucormycosis. With severe scarcity of liposomal Amphotericin B, the drug of choice for treating black fungus, the tractor dealer was given lyophilised Amphotericin … Continue reading Covid, mucormycosis & now drug-induced kidney injury in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: At Civil Hospital, mucormycosis patients outnumber those with corona

Published on June 2, 2021 AHMEDABAD: As on Tuesday afternoon, Civil Hospital had 279 patients admitted for treatment of Covid-19. Against this figure, the number of mucormycosis patients was 385 — or 38% more!It’s a role reversal for the two diseases in a matter of 20 days. In the second week of May, the hospital … Continue reading Ahmedabad: At Civil Hospital, mucormycosis patients outnumber those with corona

Recovered Covid patients being plagued by heart ailments in Gujarat

Published on June 1, 2021 AHMEDABAD: More than a year into the pandemic, heart seems to be at the receiving end in a significant number of Covid-19 patients. In several instances, the patients recovered from Covid-19 infection after a short hospital stay for complications drop dead suddenly at their homes. In other instances, the patients … Continue reading Recovered Covid patients being plagued by heart ailments in Gujarat

Gujarat leads vax drive with 18% getting first dose

Published on May 31, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat till Sunday evening vaccinated 1.27 crore persons for the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine while 41.12 lakh had got the second dose. Only eight states including Gujarat have so far vaccinated more than 1 crore population cumulatively. Out of this, six have achieved vaccination of 1 crore plus … Continue reading Gujarat leads vax drive with 18% getting first dose