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Political, religious events responsible for India’s COVID-19 crisis: WHO

The World Health Organisation has said that several political and religious gatherings were contributing factors behind the resurgence and acceleration of COVID-19 transmission in India. The WHO said this in the COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Report for the week ending May 9 based on a recent risk assessment of the COVID-19 situation in India. In the...

Gujarat: Critical COVID patients to get direct admission at Dhanvantari Hospital

Following the outrage over the harassment faced by COVID-19 positive patients and their relatives in securing an admission in the 900-bed Dhanvantari Hospital, the Gujarat government on Friday informed that the hospital will directly admit serious patients while the token system will continue for others. The state government has also said that first response teams...

COVID stories: Mother admitted to Civil Hospital goes missing as desperate son attempts to trace her, Remdesivir now available at SVP Hospital

A CTM resident Bhanuben has been untraceable after she was admitted to the Civil Hospital on April 6. She had complained of difficulty in breathing. Interestingly the hospital doesn’t know where she is admitted or if she is COVID positive. Her two sons are now desperately looking for her even as the administration and cops...

COVID surge: Political parties seek GMC poll postponement, AMC throws open BRTS corridor for other vehicles

As COVID cases surge, Congress and AAP in Gujarat have demanded that the elections to the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) be postponed. GPCC chief Amit Chavda has also written to the State Election Commission (SEC) in this matter. Chavda said earlier the Congress had demanded that the GMC elections be held at the same time...

PM Modi takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. PM Modi also urged people eligible to get vaccinated against the deadly virus. He took to Twitter to reveal about his vaccination. PM Modi said, “Got my second dose of the...

COVID lockdown: State brought over 4.97 lakh Gujaratis stranded across India

More than 4.97 lakh Gujaratis who were stranded in different parts of the country due to the lockdown and other restrictions were brought back to the state as of December 31, 2020. The state government said that as of January 31, 2021, almost 4,97,562 Gujaratis were brought back from different parts of the country. They...

Negligence in following COVID protocols may force the state to reimpose a lockdown, says Gujarat high court

Taking note of the surge in COVID cases mostly in the four major cities of Gujarat, the high court said negligence and carefree attitude of people may force the state government to once again impose a lockdown. The division bench of Gujarat High Court in its observation said that just when things started looking a...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Gujarat to see first COVID-19 post-mortem

Gujarat on Thursday saw what is believed to be the first post-mortem of a COVID-19 patient in the state. The bodies of all the eight people who died in the fire in the ICU of Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad were sent for a post mortem on Thursday.   Five men and three women under treatment...