AMC

Month on, Ahmedabad hospitals yet to reserve beds for Covid patients

As per April 8 notification by AMC, private hospitals in the city were supposed to reserve 50% of their beds for Covid patients. But almost a month later, they are yet to do so Lakshmi Patel, Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) seems to have failed to walk the talk. At least that’s what its...

Testing domes return as Ahmedabad braces for possible surge in COVID cases

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has resurrected the COVID testing domes in the city as it braces for a surge in COVID cases. Gujarat and India are also seeing a surge in COVID cases. In the last 24 hours, the state has recorded 283 new cases of which 68 were in Ahmedabad. A death was...

Poor voter turnout in municipal corporation elections till 3 pm, worst in Ahmedabad

The election for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat is witnessing a poor turnout of voters, with Ahmedabad recording the lowest voter turnout till 3 pm on Sunday. Notably, citizens can cast their vote till 6 pm. Lowest voter turnout in Ahmedabad Of the six municipal corporations, the highest voter turnout of 29.90 per cent...

AMC spent over Rs 100 crore for COVID-19 antigen test

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has spent around Rs 141 crore to render free testing services for COVID-19 across the city, according to information made available under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Notably, an RTI activist Ankur Sagar had sought information from the AMC authorities regarding the antigen COVID-19 test for the period between...

War of words between Bijal Patel, Kamla Chavda ahead of AMC poll

Ahead of the civic body elections in Gujarat, former Ahmedabad mayor and BJP leader Bijal Patel has taken a dig at the Congress saying that the latter is interested only in controversy and not development. Bijal Patel said, “As a representative of the people, I have ensured that there is no negligence in development works....

287 private hospitals in Ahmedabad do not have fire NOC

In a startling revelation that exposes the fire safety in hospitals, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has issued a list of 287 private hospitals that do not have a fire no-objection certificate (NOC). Apart from these private hospitals, the state-run Sola Civil Hospital too is devoid of a fire NOC. The revelation assumes significance especially...

2 employees test positive, AMC seals Gwalia sweets shop in Vastrapur

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has sealed popular sweet shop Gwalia Sweets in Vastrapur after two employees tested positive. As of now, Gwalia Sweets shop is a quarantine zone. The civic body is a worried lot as several people visited Gwalia Sweets shop across the city due to Rakshabandhan and Janmashtami. Contact tracing of all the...

30 temples in city cancel Janmashtami celebrations, bars devotees

Every Janmashtami, temples in the city are crowded with devotees, but this year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the Krishna temples in the city have closed their doors for devotees. Thirty major temples in the city have cancelled their ‘Aatham’ programmes that are held every year during Janmashtami. This has been done to...

AMC seals 122 units, fines 484 people for COVID-19 violations

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) sealed 122 units for violation of COVID-19 norms. 120 shops at Murtimant Complex in Relief road were among those sealed. The civic body also fined 484 people for not wearing a mask in public and earned Rs4.84 lakh by way of penalty on Tuesday.   The Gujarat government has increased...

Four restaurants sealed in Ahmedabad for COVID-19 violation

The AMC on Sunday night sealed four more eateries and restaurants for violation of COVID-19 norms. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has begun a drive to ensure that all business units in the city follow COVID-19 and Unlock 3.0 guidelines.  All employees, shopkeepers, restaurants and customers must wear a mask at all time in all business...

50% of COVID-19 hospitals in city lack fire NOC: Sources

The fire incident at Shrey Hospital that left eight COVID-19 patients dead forced the AMC and fire department to look into the fire safety system and fire NOC at other COVID-19 facilities in the city.  The fire department had also issued a notice to all COVID-19 hospitals in the city asking them to get a...

Shrey Hospital Fire: AMC asks all COVID-19 hospitals to get fire safety in a week

It took the AMC the loss of eight lives to finally act on lack of fire safety equipment in a COVID-19 hospital. The fire department of the civic body has issued an ultimatum to Shrey Hospital to put in place a fire safety system within a week or face action. After a fire in the ICU...