Published on May 22, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Anxiety kept Sandip Mehta hooked to the phone through Friday on the Civil Hospital campus. “My 68-year-old mother is admitted with a severe infection of mucormycosis. Her palate has been destroyed,” said a distraught Mehta, a Bhavnagar resident. “She has started losing her vision and the fungus is now … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Red tape ties up medicines, free run for black fungus
NCDC branch in Gujarat soon?
Published on March 21, 2021 AHMEDABAD: In a letter to the principal secretary (health and family welfare) Gujarat in January, Dr Sujeet Kumar Singh, director of the National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) had sought the state government’s response to a proposed branch of the Nation Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Gujarat. To put the … Continue reading NCDC branch in Gujarat soon?
UK strain scare: 5% of positive samples to be sequenced in Gujarat
Published on March 7, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The state government has decided to send 5% of the RT-PCR positive cases randomly for genetic sequencing to ascertain the presence of different variants of Covid-19 in Gujarat. The decision has come in the wake of three Covid-19 cases in Surat which tested positive for the UK strain. A … Continue reading UK strain scare: 5% of positive samples to be sequenced in Gujarat
Gujarat on guard against Maharashtra mutations
Published on February 20, 2021 AHMEDABAD: After the threat of different variants of Covid-19, which are reported from the UK, South Africa and Brazil – the first cases of which have already been reported in India – the state health department is also gearing up to check the possible mutation in Maharashtra. According to reports, … Continue reading Gujarat on guard against Maharashtra mutations
‘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?
Six Covid-19 patients relapse in Gujarat
Published on April 26, 2020 Ahmedabad: For Covid-19 patients, one four-day cycle is their most dreadful, when two samples are taken within 24 hours. If the two samples are negative, they can be discharged but if not – if one comes positive and another negative or inconclusive – they have to stay back. This is … Continue reading Six Covid-19 patients relapse in Gujarat
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