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 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

34% of EMRI calls in April for suspected Covid

Published on April 12, 2021 Ahmedabad: A visit to the call centre of EMRI at Kathwada looks like a frantic operation – the calls never cease to ring as the executives of EMRI 108 and 104 (fever helpline) get questions from across Gujarat about Covid-19 and dispatch ambulances to take them to hospitals. EMRI officials … Continue reading 34% of EMRI calls in April for suspected Covid

Gujarat breaches 2,000 cases; virus & its ICU management in MBBS syllabus

Published on March 27, 2021 With Bharat Yagnik AHMEDABAD: Gujarat on Friday recorded its highest ever tally of 2,190 Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours. The unprecedented pandemic has ensured young medicos of Gujarat would now learn quarantine guidelines, early identification of viral infections, history of pandemics, public health administration, epidemiology and ICU management among … Continue reading Gujarat breaches 2,000 cases; virus & its ICU management in MBBS syllabus

Man fights Covid-19, gets another kidney transplant

Published on March 10, 2021 World Kidney Day AHMEDABAD: Rajendra Patel, 59, a resident of Sabarmati, was approaching a private hospital for his dialysis in September last year when he collapsed on the way. His spit contained blood as his mouth started to develop froth. He was diagnosed with Covid-19. The infection was severe, and … Continue reading Man fights Covid-19, gets another kidney transplant

‘We waited for 3 years to hear her speak after 3 surgeries’

Published on March 3, 2021 Ahmedabad: The Masani family of 15 was overjoyed when Mahavir, the eldest brother among five siblings, gave news of a childbirth four years after his marriage. The Sanand-based family was however crestfallen when they got to know that the child had cleft lip, had a hole in her heart, could … Continue reading ‘We waited for 3 years to hear her speak after 3 surgeries’

‘Covid-19 more severe for autoimmune rare disorders’

Published on February 28, 2021 Ahmedabad: The patients of rare diseases – primarily affected by genetic disorders – are more prone to Covid-19 infection, said city-based experts. February 28 is marked as Rare Diseases Day globally to create awareness about the diseases which are difficult to diagnose and some of which are difficult to treat. … Continue reading ‘Covid-19 more severe for autoimmune rare disorders’

Gujarat women record 58% rise in blood pressure compared to 32% of men

Published on February 28, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The blood pressure of Gujaratis is rising! A study has found that while prevalence of hypertension or high blood pressure spiked across categories in Gujarat between 2016 and 2020, women were more affected by the health condition. Compared to 2016, men recorded 32% rise (from 9.9% to 13.1%) in … Continue reading Gujarat women record 58% rise in blood pressure compared to 32% of men

‘Kidney transplant from recovered coronavirus patients safe’

Published on February 21, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Can potential kidney donors continue with the process if they contract Covid-19 infection? What are the chances of viral infection spread in the recipient even though the donor has recovered from the pandemic? One of the first studies across India to assess the success rate of kidney transplants from … Continue reading ‘Kidney transplant from recovered coronavirus patients safe’

Corona necessity becomes mother of invention

Published on February 4, 2021 Ahmedabad: The Covid-19 pandemic brought the routine medical procedures to a grinding halt in March last year. But several cancer patients could not wait for the lockdown to be lifted, or could not sustain only on medicines. While the patients were afraid to enter the medical setting fearing Covid-19 infection, … Continue reading Corona necessity becomes mother of invention