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41-member naval team arrives in Ahmedabad, to be deployed at Dhanvantari COVID Hospital


In a move that would considerably help the Dhanvantari COVID Hospital in catering to more patients and make more beds available for admission, the Western Naval Command has sent a 41-member team comprising of doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff to be deputed at the hospital.

The deployment of the 41-member team of naval personnel is in addition to a 57-member naval medical team that is rendering its services at the hospital since April 29. The Ministry of Defence in a statement said that these teams have been deployed for a period of two months and will assist the hospital administration in handling COVID patients.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting tweeted about the development. It said,” Additional deployment of Naval personnel from WNC for #PMCares #COVID hospital (#Dhanvantari), Ahmedabad. This is in addition to a 57 member naval medical team already positioned at the hospital on 29 Apr 21.”

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Notably, the 900-bed hospital was developed within a record time at GMDC ground and opened to the public on April 25. However, all the beds were not available for admitting patients due to a shortage of oxygen and healthcare staff. The hospital is gradually making available more beds as the situation improves.

COVID-19 situation in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is the worst-affected city in Gujarat as far as COVID-19 cases and deaths are concerned. The city’s COVID-19 tally is gradually nearing 2 lakh. The maximum number of cases and deaths are being reported from the city every day. On Thursday, Ahmedabad recorded 3,957 fresh cases of the viral infection. Over 1.24 lakh people have recovered from the viral infection.

In the past few weeks, the situation in Ahmedabad became worse due to a shortage of hospital beds, lack of oxygen and essential medicines. Another major factor that created difficulties for the common people was the absurd rules of the state government and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. Many of these rules had to be changed after the Gujarat High Court intervened in the matter and criticised the state government.


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