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Ahmedabad lockdown: Assault cases up 86%, domestic violence 12%

Published on March 30, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Soumya (name changed), 32, an executive with a city-based company, called the Abhayam 181 helpline when she could no longer take the verbal abuse from her husband which had been going on for a week. “She had to balance work with her domestic responsibilities. While she also works from … Continue reading Ahmedabad lockdown: Assault cases up 86%, domestic violence 12%

In stuffy and hot PPE, they shield you from Covid-19 heat

Published on April 29, 2020 AHMEDABAD: For Bharat Makwana, a constable with the Dariapur police station, every patrol in the Covid-19 hotspot entails an elaborate ritual —donning personal protection equipment (PPE).“It takes 15-20 minutes to wear the kit properly. Someone helps put on the coverall from the legs to the head,” Makwana said. “Then come … Continue reading In stuffy and hot PPE, they shield you from Covid-19 heat

City-origin researcher leads hunt for novel cure

Published on April 28, 2020 Ahmedabad: As scientists across the locked down world attempt to target coronavirus, an Ahmedabad-origin researcher in the US is leading the effort to lock out the virus from the human body. The popular image of the Covid-19 virus as a sphere with protruding spikes has caught the public imagination. It’s also … Continue reading City-origin researcher leads hunt for novel cure

‘Co-morbidities in 40 of 229 who recovered’

Published on April 27, 2020 Ahmedabad: While the death rate for those having co-morbidities is higher in Gujarat, there is a glimmer of hope. State health department officials said that 17% of the recovered patients had one or more co-morbidities.Jayanti Ravi, principal secretary (health & family welfare), said that an analysis of the 229 patients … Continue reading ‘Co-morbidities in 40 of 229 who recovered’

Different strain of Covid-19 responsible for slower recovery rate in Gujarat?

Published on April 26, 2020 AHMEDABAD: In early February, Kerala reported India’s first Covid-19 positive case. The state was neck-to-neck in reporting of the new cases. But gradually, the rate of new cases went down there and today, out of 458 total positive cases, 338 have already recovered. Out of remaining, four are dead and … Continue reading Different strain of Covid-19 responsible for slower recovery rate in Gujarat?

Ahmedabad: ‘Doctor, I am a doctor and I am stressed about Covid-19’

Published on April 25, 2020 AHMEDABAD: They are the frontline workers and see the ever-rising numbers of Covid-19 patients before their eyes. The doctors and paramedical staff are not devoid of stress induced by the pandemic, say city-based experts. The Government Hospital for Mental Health (HMH) recently carried out a session for healthcare workers across … Continue reading Ahmedabad: ‘Doctor, I am a doctor and I am stressed about Covid-19’