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Gandhinagar GMERS gets ICMR nod for testing, now 19 labs in Gujarat

Published on April 24, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat has got one more lab in the government setting on Friday, taking the number of total government-run labs in the state at 15. Jayanti Ravi, principal secretary (health & family welfare), said that GMERS Gandhinagar has got ICMR nod for the Covid-19 testing.As on Friday morning, Gujarat has … Continue reading Gandhinagar GMERS gets ICMR nod for testing, now 19 labs in Gujarat

Doctors develop shield for health workers

Published on April 24, 2020 Ahmedabad: World over, the doctors and paramedical staff treating Covid-19 patients are getting infected with the virus. Primary reason for the phenomenon is proximity of the anaesthetists and surgeons to the patients’ head and neck area where viral load and presence of aerosols is more.A team of Dr Atul Gaur, … Continue reading Doctors develop shield for health workers

Covid-19: Gujarat records nine deaths, 217 new cases in 24 hours, state case tally at 2624

Published on April 23, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat on Thursday recorded death of nine patients, taking the Covid-19 death toll to 112. The deaths were recorded from Ahmedabad (7), Surat and Vadodara (1 each).  The state also recorded 217 positive cases, taking the state's tally to 2624. The new cases were recorded from Ahmedabad (151), Surat … Continue reading Covid-19: Gujarat records nine deaths, 217 new cases in 24 hours, state case tally at 2624

Covid-19: Gujarat records 94 new positive cases, tally rises to 2,272

Published on April 22, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat on Wednesday recorded 94 new positive cases, taking the total cases in the state to 2,272. The state also recorded five more deaths, taking the total toll to 95.Jayanti Ravi, principal secretary (health & family welfare), said that the new cases are from Ahmedabad (61), Surat (17), Vadodara … Continue reading Covid-19: Gujarat records 94 new positive cases, tally rises to 2,272

Gujarat loses 19 lives to Covid-19 in 24 hours, death toll now at 90

Published on March 22, 2020 AHMEDABAD: It was a deadly Tuesday for Gujarat as the state recorded 19 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours, the highest singleday death tally ever since coronavirus outbreak was first reported on March 19. Before this, 12 deaths in a day on April 19 were the highest lives lost in the … Continue reading Gujarat loses 19 lives to Covid-19 in 24 hours, death toll now at 90

In lockdown, fresh air stepping out into Gujarat

Published on April 22, 2020 AHMEDABAD: The lockdown has made Gujarat’s roads seem lifeless, but the state is showing unmistakable signs of improved breathing as pollution levels plummet. The presence of ozone (O3) over Gujarat has increased by about 7% and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels have been reduced by 80% over cities like Ahmedabad! Rudradutt Thaker … Continue reading In lockdown, fresh air stepping out into Gujarat

Gujarat records 127 new coronavirus positive cases, tally crosses 2,000

Published on April 21, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat on Tuesday recorded 127 new cases, taking the total Covid-19 positive cases in Gujarat to 2,066.In past 12 hours, Gujarat also recorded six new deaths, taking the death toll of the state to 77.Jayanti Ravi, principal secretary (health & family welfare), said that the new cases have been … Continue reading Gujarat records 127 new coronavirus positive cases, tally crosses 2,000

Gujarat allows three private hospitals to admit Covid-19 patients in Ahmedabad

Published on April 20, 2020 AHMEDABAD: On Monday, the state government announced permission to three private hospitals in Ahmedabad to admit and treat Covid-19 positive patients. These hospitals include HCG, Sterling Hospital and Narayana Multispecialty Hospital. Jayanti Ravi, principal secretary (health & family welfare), said that the patients have choice if they wish to get … Continue reading Gujarat allows three private hospitals to admit Covid-19 patients in Ahmedabad

22 days in hospital, but no symptoms and fluctuating test results

Published on April 20, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Aniket Sheth, a city-based businessman, who tested positive for Covid-19 on March 29, defies all symptoms of Covid-19. In fact, through the 22 days of hospitalization, he has not had common or rare symptoms of Covid including cough, fever, fatigue, breathlessness or even diarrhoea. He says he is asymptomatic … Continue reading 22 days in hospital, but no symptoms and fluctuating test results

Hours after mother’s demise, fireman in Gandhinagar resumes duty

Published on April 20, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Gautam Patel, a fireman with Gandhinagar Fire and Emergency Services (GFES), was on duty in the state capital – disinfecting parts of the city – on Saturday when he got news that his 77-year-old mother was critical. “I rushed home and could talk to her for a few minutes … Continue reading Hours after mother’s demise, fireman in Gandhinagar resumes duty