Guj roads safer in lockdown, saw avg 4,760 less accidents!

Published on April 14, 2020 Ahmedabad: Covid-19 has claimed 26 lives so far and has over 500 infected cases as on Monday evening in Gujarat. But amid the coronage, you might want to see a silver lining — EMRI 108 data shows that there has been reduction of an average of 238 cases of road … Continue reading Guj roads safer in lockdown, saw avg 4,760 less accidents!

These cancer winners spread message of safety with masks

Published on April 10, 2020 Ahmedabad: It was not a routine challenge on social media for these women at home when Addlife Foundation, Ahmedabad, called upon state-based cancer survivors to show their best creativity for safety – the foundation asked its members to send in decorated handmade masks. Namisha Gandhi, founder of the initiative, said … Continue reading These cancer winners spread message of safety with masks

Gujarat: Serving Covid-19 patients within a month of marriage

Published on April 10, 2020 AHMEDABAD: For Reshmabanu Mansuri, an emergency medical technician (EMT) with EMRI 108 ambulance, the day starts early. She, along with the ambulance pilot wait for any suspected cases of Covid-19 in western city parts. Her ambulance is designated as Covid-19 special that can’t ferry other patients. “We have to be … Continue reading Gujarat: Serving Covid-19 patients within a month of marriage

Gujarat to have website for cadaver organ donation

Published on February 1, 2020 AHMEDABAD: A year after setting up the State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO), Gujarat will now launch a dedicated website for coordination of cadaver organ donation. Dr Jayanti Ravi, principal secretary, health, informed the same on Friday to participants of the 3rd roundtable on organ donation organized by The … Continue reading Gujarat to have website for cadaver organ donation

‘Treated waste water turns bacteria drug-resistant’

Published on February 29, 2020 AHMEDABAD: “What does not kill you, makes you stronger,” said renowned German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. This ode to resilience ironically applies to micro-organisms which are apparently not even seen by naked eye. A joint study by researchers from India, Sri Lanka and Japan on three wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in … Continue reading ‘Treated waste water turns bacteria drug-resistant’

‘Malnutrition contributing to child deaths in Gujarat’

Published on January 6, 2020 AHMEDABAD: With the clamour on child deaths across the state in tertiary healthcare facilities in December, the experts have pointed at malnutrition as a major cause for the phenomenon. The Food and Nutrition Security Analysis for 2019 had put Gujarat along with Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh for … Continue reading ‘Malnutrition contributing to child deaths in Gujarat’

Sathwaras flagged for genetic disorder

Published on February 24, 2020 Ahmedabad: Practice of marriages within specific geo-cultural groups has led to founder mutations of genes in several parts of India. While two communities from Gujarat were flagged by researchers for genetic disorders earlier, experts on Sunday said that new studies have also identified Sathwara community in Gujarat and Agarwals of … Continue reading Sathwaras flagged for genetic disorder