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Surat: Dilapidated building slab falls on 11-year-old in Bhestan, kills her

Surat: An 11-year-old girl in Surat was fatally injured after the slab from the ceiling of a dilapidated building fell on her head. The incident took place below a building in Bhestan area of Surat. The girl was rushed to the Civil Hospital, but could not be saved According to reports, the slab from the...

Gujarat gets ready for a possible third wave of COVID. Here’s what it is doing…

Even as Gujarat registers a continuous drop in COVID cases, the state is preparing itself for a possible third wave, which is expected to impact children severely. It should be noted that the country and the state had been caught off guard when the second wave of COVID hit, resulting in a surge in cases...

COVID-19 patient dies, civil hospital tells family she is recovering!

The Civil Hospital in Surat called up a man to inform him that his mother who succumbed to COVID-19 was on the mend! Rukma Suryavanshi, a resident of Bamroli in Surat was moved to the Civil Hospital on July 18.    She had COVID-19 symptoms and later tested positive for the disease. She was shifted...

81% of all COVID-19 deaths in Guj happened in A’bad, Civil Hospital accounted for 48% deaths in city

Ahmedabad accounts for 81% of the total COVID-19 deaths in the state so far. Interestingly, of this 48% deaths were reported from the largest hospital in Asia- Civil Hospital. The state had reported 1,092 deaths due to COVID-19 by Tuesday evening of which 888 deaths were reported from Ahmedabad. Of the total deaths in Ahmedabad,...

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...

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...

Be prepared for our surprise visit, HC warns Ahmedabad Civil Hospital administration

The Gujarat High Court’s division bench of Justice JB Pardiwala and Justice Ilesh Vora has warned the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital to be prepared for a surprise visit by them to ascertain the quality of care being rendered to COVID-19 patients admitted in the hospital and the working condition of the medical staff. The warning came...

Cong leaders visit Civil Hospital as cases, deaths surge in state

Almost a month since the state began to register over 300 cases every day, the Congress leadership in the state finally decided to visit the Civil Hospital in the city, where one of the major COVID-19 facilities have been set up. It should be noted that Gujarat, which has one of the highest death rates...

Include corporate hospitals like Zydus, Apollo for COVID-19 treatment in Ahmedabad: HC

The Gujarat High Court has directed additional chief secretary Rajeev Gupta, who is spearheading Ahmedabad’s fight against coronavirus, to talk to the management of eight major hospitals in the city and enter into a memorandum of understanding for enabling COVID-19 treatment in these hospitals. The eight hospitals which feature in the high court’s order include...

Gujarat govt justifies use of ventilators ‘donated’ by Rajkot firm

Clarifying its stand over the controversy pertaining to the quality of the ventilators ‘donated’ by a Rajkot-based private firm being used for COVID-19 patients in Gujarat,  the state health department has said the ventilators have been certified by an accredited laboratory and fit to use. Health secretary Jayanti Ravi during a press conference on Wednesday...

Covid19 patient body found at bus stand: Report submitted to govt

A report has been submitted to the state government in connection with the case in which a man , who tested positive for Covid19 and was under treatment at Civil Hospital, was found dead at a bus stand in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had asked former principal secretary (health) JP Gupta to probe...