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41-member naval team arrives in Ahmedabad, to be deployed at Dhanvantari COVID Hospital

In a move that would considerably help the Dhanvantari COVID Hospital in catering to more patients and make more beds available for admission, the Western Naval Command has sent a 41-member team comprising of doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff to be deputed at the hospital. The deployment of the 41-member team of naval personnel...

Gujarat curtails vaccination drive for 18+, only to be launched in 10 districts from May 1

In a fresh development, the Gujarat government has decided to go for a curtailed vaccination drive from May 1, with the supply of vaccines being a major constraint. With just 3 lakh doses of COVID vaccine likely to arrive in the state on Friday evening, the state government has decided to start the vaccination for...

Long queues seen outside Dhanvantari Hospital in Ahmedabad for admission

With the COVID-19 pandemic aggravating with each passing day, the 900-bed Dhanvantari Hospital in Ahmedabad started jointly by the Gujarat University and DRDO is witnessing long queues of patients hoping to get admission for COVID treatment. The hospital was a major hope for Ahmedabad that is witnessing thousands of fresh COVID cases every day. The...

HC lambasts Gujarat govt, says people can’t be left to die outside hospitals for not coming in 108 ambulance

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday blasted the state government left, right and centre for its failure to manage the COVID-19 crisis in the state that is aggravating with each passing day. The division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bhargav Karia said that the state government has painted a rosy picture in...

Night curfew imposed in 9 more cities in Gujarat, additional restrictions imposed

With the COVID-19 crisis aggravating with each passing day, the Gujarat government on Tuesday imposed a night curfew in nine more cities to combat the spread of the viral infection. An order has been issued in this regard that will come into effect from April 28 till May 5. The decision in this regard was...

RT-PCR tests cost Rs 700 in Gujarat, Rs 350 in Rajasthan: Amit Chavda

Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda has criticised the Vijay Rupani government for being unable to significantly reduce the charges for RT-PCR testing in the state, especially when the COVID-19 pandemic has gone out of control with queues getting longer outside hospitals and crematoriums. Chavda has said that the Rupani government has failed to manage the...

Gujarat: 10,340 COVID-19 cases, 110 deaths in a day

Gujarat has reported 10,340 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally past 4.04 lakh. It is the highest single-day surge in cases since the pandemic began last year. 5,377 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat 110 deaths were...

Nitin Patel admits shortage of beds, health facilities in Gujarat as COVID cases surge

Gujarat’s health minister Nitin Patel on Sunday admitted that there is a dearth of beds required for COVID-19 patients in the state—a fact that the government had been denying for the past few days despite media reports suggesting so. Patel said that the current requirement of beds and allied healthcare facilities in view of the...

2nd RTPCR drive-through testing facility launched in Ahmedabad at Vastral RTO Ground

The state government and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) which are struggling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have now launched the second drive-through RTPCR testing facility for citizens at the Vastral RTO Ground in Ahmedabad. The second facility has been launched in collaboration with Unipath laboratory and the charge of testing is...

Gujarat High Court asks govt to provide “accurate” COVID-19 data to people

The Gujarat High Court has flagged the inaccurate data being provided by the state government regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and has remarked that the state should not shy away from publishing accurate data. In an order that was made available Friday, the high court’s division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bhargav Karia...

Jignesh Mevani tests positive for COVID-19

Independent MLA from Vadgam Assembly constituency in Gujarat, Jignesh Mevani, on Friday revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is recovering in isolation. He has urged people who have come in contact with him in the past few days to get tested for the viral infection. Mevani took to Twitter to inform people...

Gujarat govt deputes bureaucrats to combat spread of COVID-19 in cities

In an important administrative move, the Gujarat government has deputed IAS as well senior government officials to oversee the efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 in eight major municipal corporations in the state. The move comes at a time when COVID-19 infections and deaths are rising rapidly with each passing day. These officers will...