Gujarat

Congress MLA moves court demanding direction to govt to treat mucormycosis patients

Congress MLA Gyasuddin Shaikh has moved the Gujarat High Court demanding a direction to the state government to ensure that COVID patients who suffer from mucormycosis be treated at state-run hospitals before they are discharged. Notably, mucormycosis is a deadly fungal infection that has been reported in several COVID survivors that result in blindness and...

Police begin probe into who diverted oxygen tankers for Nagpur towards Gujarat

At a time when the shortage of medical oxygen is wreaking havoc across the country, reports of its black marketing have become normal. Now, an incident of oxygen theft has come to the fore from Maharashtra’s Nagpur in which an attempt was made to steal four oxygen tankers. However, the conspiracy to steal the tankers...

12,820 COVID cases, 140 deaths reported in Gujarat in a day

Gujarat has reported 12,820 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Monday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally past 6.07 lakh. 7,648 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat Unfortunately, 140 deaths were reported in the state in the past 24 hours. The fresh fatalities have...

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...

IFFCO to set up oxygen plant in Kalol unit, to supply free oxygen to hospitals

The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) is going to set up an oxygen plant with 200 cubic meters per hour capacity in its unit in Gujarat’s Kalol. It will provide free oxygen to hospitals suffering from a shortage of oxygen amid the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections in the state. The plant will generate...

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: 7,410 COVID-19 cases, 73 deaths in a day

Gujarat has reported 7,410 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Wednesday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally past 3.67 lakh. It is the highest single-day surge in cases since the pandemic began last year. 4,995 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat Seventy-three deaths were...

Ahmedabad: 3 more hospitals declared as designated COVID-19 facility

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Wednesday declared three more hospitals in the city as designated COVID hospitals. The three hospitals include LG General Hospital, VS General Hospital and Shardaben Hospital. Following the decision, the entire bed strength of these three hospitals except the gynaecology emergency department in Shardaben Hospital will be made...

Remdesivir: People queuing outside hospitals with hope, Centre bans export to meet domestic demand

Despite the Gujarat government’s claims that there is sufficient stock of Remdesivir injection in the state, a long queue of people was seen outside Zydus Hospital in Ahmedabad and Kiran Hospital in Surat on Sunday to purchase the life-saving drug. The development comes a day after the Gujarat BJP president CR Patil received flak on...

Oxygen price goes up as demand surges amid COVID-19 pandemic

The demand for oxygen in Gujarat has considerably gone up in the past few weeks owing to the massive surge in COVID-19 cases and the state government has urged oxygen supply companies to reserve the majority of the stock for medical use. However, the trouble for common people amid the pandemic has increased after these...

Former Union minister Digvijaysinh Zala dies at 88, PM Modi pays tribute

Former Union environment minister and the maharaja of the former princely state of Wankaner, Digvijaysinh Zala, passed away at the age of 88 following a brief period of illness. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “anguished” by the death of Digvijaysinh Zala. He took to Twitter and said, “Anguished by the demise of former...

Amit Shah gives cryptic reply on secret meeting with Sharad Pawar in Ahmedabad

Rumours are rife about a secret meeting between Union home minister Amit Shah and NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Ahmedabad on Saturday. However, Amit Shah on Sunday left people guessing when he neither admitted nor declined the secret meeting. In fact, in a cryptic reply, Shah said, “Everything need not be made public.” Notably, the...