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COVID impact: 108 refuses to ferry youth injured in an accident

The surging COVID cases in the state have resulted in the 108 Emergency Ambulance Service, which was originally set up to ferry patients, mainly accident victims, restricting its services to COVID patients. An audio has gone viral on social media where a 108 employee is purportedly stating that the service is to ferry those who...

COVID fight: 6-ton oxygen tank installation begins at Sola Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad

As COVID cases surge in Gujarat and the demand for oxygen for patients increases, the administration is trying to ensure that hospitals have an adequate supply. As part of the efforts, the capacity of existing oxygen tanks is being increased or new ones are being installed. An oxygen tank is also being installed at Sola...

Congress seeks AMC nod to create 50-bed COVID centre at its office in Paldi

The Gujarat state Congress has asked the AMC commissioner to turn its office into a COVID care centre. Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda Chavda has written a letter to AMC Commissioner Mukesh Kumar seeking that the party’s headquarters in Paldi be turned into a 50-bed COVID care centre. In the letter, the party said it...

Gujarat records 8,152 new COVID infections in a day, 81 deaths

COVID cases in Gujarat reached a whopping 8,152 new infections per day in the last 24 hours, the highest since the pandemic began. In all 3,023 patients were discharged during the same period. Eighty-one deaths due to the disease were recorded in 24 hours in the state. Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot Municipal Corporations recorded...

Ahmedabad records 2,251 COVID cases in a day, Gujarat 6,690; 67 fatalities in 24 hrs

COVID cases in Gujarat reached a whopping 6690 new infections per day in the last 24 hours, the highest since the pandemic began. In all 2748 patients were discharged during the same period. Sixty seven deaths due to the disease were recorded in 24 hours in the state. Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot Municipal Corporations...

BREAKING: Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad to be closed for visitors from April 13 as COVID surges

The Gandhi Ashram authorities have informed that given the surge in COVID cases in the city, the premises will be closed for visitors from April 13 onwards. This comes as several other public and religious places have announced the closure of their premises given the rising COVID cases. It is not clear when the Gandhi Ashram,...

COVID surge: Ahmedabad hospitals encouraging only critical patients to get admitted, IAS Pankaj Kumar tests positive

As Ahmedabad sees a surge in COVID cases with both private and government hospitals filling up fast, patients who need oxygen support or are extremely critical are only being admitted to hospitals while the rest will have to be treated at home. Doctors are encouraging those who don’t need oxygen support to get treated at...

COVID patients occupy 75% of beds in Pvt hospitals in Ahmedabad

As Gujarat records over 2500 COVID cases every day, the situation in private hospitals particularly in hotspots like Ahmedabad and Surat is getting worse by the day. As per one estimate, 75% of the beds in private hospitals in Ahmedabad are occupied by COVID patients. Ahmedabad has in the last 24 hours recorded 664 new...

RT-PCR negative COVID test report must from April 1 for all passengers at Ahmedabad airport

All passengers at the Ahmedabad airport will have to carry an RT-PCR negative test report for COVID from April 1 onwards before being allowed to fly. This comes as the city registers a surge in COVID cases. Those who do not carry a negative RT-PCR test will have to undergo one at the airport itself...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: 780 new cases

Gujarat COVID-19 figures on Thursday touched 244,027 as the state recorded 780 new cases. Cases have gone past the 1500 mark 11 times while per day cases have crossed 1600 once so far. The state has recorded over 1,300 cases for 30 days now while it has recorded over 1,400 cases for 14 days so...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: 799 new cases

Gujarat COVID-19 figures on Wednesday touched 2,43,247 as the state recorded 799 new cases. Cases have gone past the 1500 mark 11 times while per day cases have crossed 1600 once so far. The state has recorded over 1,300 cases for 30 days now while it has recorded over 1,400 cases for 14 days so...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: 804 new cases

Gujarat COVID-19 figures on Tuesday touched 2,42,448 as the state recorded 804 new cases. Cases have gone past the 1500 mark 11 times while per day cases have crossed 1600 once so far. The state has recorded over 1,300 cases for 30 days now while it has recorded over 1,400 cases for 14 days so...