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COVID-19: India’s death toll crosses 43k-mark

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday informed that 64,399 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case count in the country to 21.53 lakh. 43,379 deaths due to coronavirus Also, 861 COVID-19 related deaths were...

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...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: State sees 1,101 new cases

Gujarat on Saturday reported 1,101 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The state has recorded over 1,100 cases eight times since the pandemic began. The overall number of COVID-19 cases has now crossed 69,000. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Gujarat now stands at 68,986.   The state has recorded over 1000 cases for...

India COVID-19: 61,537 new cases recorded in a day

India recorded 61,537 new cases of COVID-19 taking the total tally to 20,88,61 on Saturday. This is the ninth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000 in the country.  India is the third country in the world to cross 20 lakh coronavirus cases after the United States and Brazil. This is...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Two cops who rescued 41 patients develop COVID-19 symptoms

Unmindful of the danger, the cops did not wait to don a PPE kit They ran to rescue patients from the fire and evacuate them Eight cops are now under quarantine Two cops of the Navrangpura police station who helped rescue 41 under treatment COVID-19 patients at Shrey Hospital have reported symptoms like fever and...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Only 26 of 67 hospitals in Ahmedabad have fire NOC!

Two days after the death of eight COVID-19 patients in the ICU of Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura, the AMC is now looking at the fire safety system in place in all such hospitals. Shrey Hospital was a dedicated COVID-19 facility and a fire in the ICU of the hospital early Thursday morning killed eight people....

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: 1,074 new cases recorded in a day

Gujarat on Friday saw 1,074 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the eleventh time that the number of per day cases in Gujarat has crossed the 1,000 mark.   The overall number of COVID-19 cases has now crossed 68,000. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Gujarat now stands at 67,885....

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...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Crematorium certificate says COVID-19 is cause of death!

Eight people died in a fire at the ICU of Shrey Hospital in the city on Thursday early morning.  Yet, the Dudheshwar Crematorium, where some of the deceased were cremated, wrote COVID-19 as the cause of death in the death certificate!   The death certificate that mentions COVID-19 as the cause of death and not...

Shrey Hospital Fire: CM Rupani wants fire safety of hospitals across Gujarat checked

A day after the tragic fire incident in Shrey Hospital, the Gujarat government has asked the Urban Development department to ensure that fire safety norms are in place in all hospitals and commercial complexes in the city. It has asked all civic bodies to carry out immediate checks for fire safety in all such buildings...

Shrey Hospital did not have mandatory fire NOC: Sources

  Hospital also lacked fire safety equipment It failed to maintain whatever equipment it had Shrey Hospital, where eight COVID-19 patients died following a fire, was operating without a mandatory No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Fire Department, sources in the know revealed.  The revelation has raised many questions as to how did the AMC...

Gujarat COVID-19 update: Cases cross 67,000

Gujarat on Thursday saw 1,034 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the tenth time that the number of per day cases in Gujarat has crossed the 1,000 mark.   The overall number of COVID-19 cases has now crossed 67,000. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Gujarat now stands at 67,811....