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Centre claims Remdesivir production up by 3 times in 3 weeks

At a time when the COVID-19 crisis is surging with each passing day and the queues outside hospitals and crematoriums are getting longer, the Union government has said that the production of Remdesivir—a crucial antiviral drug used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients—has significantly gone up by three times within a period of three weeks....

Gujarat government defers retirements in health dept until July 31

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc, the Gujarat government on Friday decided to extend the service tenure of doctors, technical and non-technical staff of the health department who are going to retire during the period between April 30 and June 30. Now, such staff will remain in service till July 31....

Gujarat govt orders 1.5 cr vaccines from Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech

The Gujarat government on Sunday announced that it has ordered 1.5 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute to smoothly carry out the immunisation drive for people aged 18-45. The jabs will be administered to people belonging to this age group free of cost. The decision has been taken following a...

HC asks Gujarat govt to provide district-wise information on RT-PCR testing

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to provide district-wise information on RT-PCR testing for COVID-19, the demand for the test, and the capacity erected by the authorities. The query came during the hearing of a public interest litigation initiated by the high court owing to the grim situation prevalent in the...

Gujarat govt issues guidelines on Remdesivir use

Unable to meet the demand of Remdesivir—a crucial antiviral drug used for COVID-19 treatment, the Gujarat government has issued guidelines related to the jab that is in huge demand owing to the massive surge in hospitalisations and deaths due to the deadly virus. The government has said that there is no evidence that suggests that...

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...

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...

287 private hospitals in Ahmedabad do not have fire NOC

In a startling revelation that exposes the fire safety in hospitals, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has issued a list of 287 private hospitals that do not have a fire no-objection certificate (NOC). Apart from these private hospitals, the state-run Sola Civil Hospital too is devoid of a fire NOC. The revelation assumes significance especially...

No extension of weekend curfew in Ahmedabad, night curfew to continue: Nitin Patel

Gujarat’s deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Sunday put to an end speculations about extension of the curfew in Ahmedabad and other cities in the state. Nitin Patel has said that the curfew imposed in Ahmedabad to contain the coronavirus pandemic will not be extended. Patel, however, clarified that night curfew will continue in Ahmedabad,...

Gujarat: COVID-19 tally crosses 1.8 lakh

Gujarat has reported 1,020 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 to 1,80,699. 3,763 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat Seven deaths were reported in the state in the past 24 hours. The fresh fatalities have taken Gujarat’s...

Know the Gujarat Industrial Policy in a nutshell

  The Gujarat government on Friday announced the New Industrial Policy for the state. Here are the highlights of the policy… Special incentives to companies who plan to relocate their business from other countries to Gujarat due to COVID-19 pandemic   Industries can get government land for projects for up to 50 years. This can...

Gujarat government transfers 74 IPS officers

1987-batch IPS officer Sanjay Srivastava is new Ahmedabad police commissioner 1989-batch IPS officer Ajay Kumar Tomar is new Surat police commissioner 1995-batch IPS officer RB Brahmbhatt is new Vadodra police commissioner In a late night order on Saturday, the Gujarat government appointed new police chiefs for Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat. The order was issued by...