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As patients die, Ahmedabad Civil Hospital buries their medical history too

Where are their medical files, ask families of Covid-19 patients who died at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. According to them, the hospital refuses to provide details of the line of treatment as well as the reason for the death of their loved ones. Besides agonizing them, it also creates hurdles for families in getting insurance claims...

With 18,552 new COVID-19 cases, tally in India crosses 5 lakh mark

COVID-19 cases in the country crossed the 5 lakh-mark as 18,552 new cases were registered in the country in the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of cases recorded in a day so far in the country. With this, the total number of people infected by COVID-19 in India stands at 5,08,953, including...

#Column: Is it time for Gujarat hospitals to get CCTVs in COVID-19 wards?

There is a buzz in Gujarat that after Delhi, the state may also be ordered to install CCTVs in their dedicated facilities for COVID-19 patients. Union Home Minister Amit Shah after a visit and review of the situation at LNJP Hospital in Delhi – a dedicated COVID-19 facility – on Monday, ordered that all the...

510 new cases, 31 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 25,658; fatalities at 1,592

Gujarat on Thursday recorded 510 new COVID-19 cases and 31 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 25,658, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1,592.  The state has been recording over 300 cases for more than...

520 new cases, 27 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 25,148; fatalities at 1,561

Gujarat on Wednesday recorded 520 new COVID-19 cases and 27 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 25,148, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1,561. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 22...

#Column: Ahmedabad is a pain point for Gujarat’s political leadership

Arvind Kejriwal has been under tremendous pressure for failing to effectively handle the COVID-19 pandemic yet, the BJP failed to attack him with gusto thanks to the worsening situation in Gujarat. Vijay Nehra was shunted out of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation because he allegedly failed to control the situation. But it has only gone downhill since...

Amit Shah to hold all-party meet to discuss COVID-19 situation in NCR

Union home minister Amit Shah will hold an all-party meeting on Monday to review the management for coronavirus in the National Capital Region (NCR). The NCR region covers Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The meeting will be held at 11 am in the North Block and Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress, BJP,...

470 new cases, 33 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 21,044; fatalities at 1,313

Gujarat on Tuesday recorded 470 new COVID-19 cases and 33 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 21,044, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1313. The state has been recording over 300 cases for more than...

Send migrant workers home within a fortnight, SC tells Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and state governments to ensure that all migrants are sent home within a fortnight. It has also asked that a skill mapping of such migrants be done so that the government can formulate employment schemes for them to ensure their rehabilitation. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan,...

9,887 cases take India’s COVID-19 tally to 2,36,657, sixth highest in world; 294 deaths recorded in a day

India recorded yet another highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the country in the last 24 hours upto Saturday morning. The country saw 9,887 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 2,36,657. India now has the sixth highest number of cases in the world. 294 fatalities were recorded,...

415 new cases, 29 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 17,632; fatalities at 1092

Gujarat on Tuesday recorded 415 new COVID-19 cases and 29 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 17,632,, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1092. The state has been recording over 300 cases for more than...

Pvt labs can test for COVID-19 without govt nod when prescribed by a doctor

A private doctor can prescribe a COVID-19 test for a symptomatic suspected patient without having to wait for the government’s nod. The test can be conducted either at government or private laboratories and would not require a nod from the local health official. However, the laboratory and the doctor will need to upload the details...