Gujarat

Father dead but son gets message from Civil Hospital saying his dad shifted to COVID-19 facility!

The Civil Hospital in the city is in controversy yet again for its functioning. This time the son of a man who had died and was cremated has posted a video asking some tough questions of OSD Civil Hospital Dr MM Prabhakar. The man got a message from the hospital stating that his deceased father...

Two salon owners in Dhoraji booked for refusing service to lower caste clients

A case of atrocity has been registered against two salon owners in Moti Parbadi village in Dhoraji taluka in Gujarat. The two had allegedly refused to shave and cut the hair of people from the scheduled caste. The matter came to light after villagers complained to an activist in Jhanjhmer village who then secretly recorded...

Kevadia downs its shutters in support of bandh, SSNL says land being fenced is its own

Kevadia chose to down its shutter to support the Kevadia Bandh call being given in solidarity with the villagers of the six villages surrounding the Statue of Unity. The villagers are protesting the fencing of thier land in the villages. The bandh was called in support of the six villages. The Sardar Sarovar Nigam Limited...

Another BJP MLA from the city tests positive for COVID-19. Guess who?

One more MLA from BJP has tested positive for COVID-19. Naroda BJP MLA, Balram Thavani has tested positive for the disease and has been admitted to the UN Mehta Hospital for treatment. Spokesperson for Ahmedabad city Congress, Dr Amit Nayak has also tested positive for the disease. The city on May 31 registered 299 positive...

Bhavnagar, Amreli put on high alert for Cyclone Nisarga, NDRF teams moved

Several coastal districts in the state including Bhavnagar and Amreli have been put on high alert due to Nisarga Cyclone that is headed towards Gujarat. 10 NDRF teams have also been moved to deal with the repercussions of the cyclone. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani chaired a meeting of officials to oversee the preparations for the...

Jagannath Temple to have just 3 chariots for ‘trimmed’ Rathyatra on June 23

The Rathyatra will be a tame and trimmed affair this year as the state battles the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rathyatra, which will be held on June 23, will have just three chariots and will be carried out in a way to ensure social distancing norms. It should be noted that every year, apart from the...

Severe cyclone ‘Nisarga’ to cross north Maharashtra & south Gujarat coast on June 3

The depression in the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a severe cyclone and cross the north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts on June 3, and will have an impact on Mumbai, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. The depression will intensify into a deep depression—the third and fourth stage of any cyclone...

COVID-19: 438 new cases, 31 deaths in last 24 hours in Gujarat

Gujarat on Sunday recorded 438 new COVID-19 cases and 31 new deaths due to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 16,781, while the fatalities due to the disease increased to 1,038. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24...

Civil Hospital hands over body of suspected COVID-19 patient to family for cremation, calls next day saying patient is alive

In yet another goof-up of the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital administration, the family of a deceased man was informed that he was alive just hours after they had performed his cremation. As per the case details, Devrambhai Bhisikar was admitted to the COVID-19 isolation ward of the hospital on May 28 with complaints of fever, cough,...

44 newborns test positive for COVID-19

At a time when the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ahmedabad is rising rapidly, 44 newborns born in the city have tested positive for COVID-19. As per available information, 172 COVID-19 positive mothers have given birth in SVP Hospital, Civil Hospital, Shardaben Hospital, Sola Civil, and LG Hospital. Out of these, 44...

Gujarat HC cautions health secretary not to restrict COVID-19 admissions in Ahmedabad Civil Hospital

The Gujarat High Court has cautioned health secretary Jayanti Ravi to ensure that COVID-19 admissions in Ahmedabad Civil Hospital are not restricted deliberately to cope up with work pressure in the future, or else the court will have to take “appropriate action”. The remark came in response to a submission made by an advocate appearing...

HC directs Gujarat govt not to insist on prior approval for COVID-19 testing in private labs

The Gujarat High Court has ordered the state government not to insist on prior approval for carrying out COVID-19 confirmatory tests by private hospitals and laboratories on patients requiring urgent surgeries, undergoing critical treatment related to haemodialysis, and other emergency surgeries including child delivery. The court has said such procedures cannot wait for...