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Gujarat health secretary Jayanti Ravi transferred to Auroville in Tamil Nadu

Gujarat cadre IAS officer and Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department Jayanti Ravi has been appointed as Secretary, Auroville Foundation in Tamil Nadu. Jayanti Ravi’s deputation to Auroville was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet. The proposal to appoint the Gujarat bureaucrat at Auroville on deputation came from the Department...

As cases rise, Guj health secy Jayanti Ravi meets officials in Jamnagar

Health secretary Jayanti Ravi is in Jamnagar to take stock of the COVID-19 situation in the district. The district has been recording a surge in COVID-19 cases in the last many days. Ravi attended a meeting with municipal commissioner Satish Patel and other health department officials to discuss the strategies to minimise the spread of...

Gujarat HC cautions health secretary not to restrict COVID-19 admissions in Ahmedabad Civil Hospital

The Gujarat High Court has cautioned health secretary Jayanti Ravi to ensure that COVID-19 admissions in Ahmedabad Civil Hospital are not restricted deliberately to cope up with work pressure in the future, or else the court will have to take “appropriate action”. The remark came in response to a submission made by an advocate appearing...

Be prepared for our surprise visit, HC warns Ahmedabad Civil Hospital administration

The Gujarat High Court’s division bench of Justice JB Pardiwala and Justice Ilesh Vora has warned the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital to be prepared for a surprise visit by them to ascertain the quality of care being rendered to COVID-19 patients admitted in the hospital and the working condition of the medical staff. The warning came...

Asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to go home without quarantine: Gujarat govt

The Gujarat government’s health department has decided that passengers coming to the state through flights, trains, and buses will be allowed to go to their homes without quarantine, if they do not exhibit any symptoms of coronavirus. The government has recommended the self-supervision of symptoms to such passengers for a period of 14 days and...

Gujarat High Court lambasts health minister, secretary for poor handling of COVID-19 crisis

The Gujarat High Court has lambasted the state government for its poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the shoddy state of affairs in the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital that has accounted for the maximum number of COVID-19 related deaths. During the hearing of multiple petitions concerning the COVID-19 crisis in Gujarat, the division bench of...

Gujarat govt justifies use of ventilators ‘donated’ by Rajkot firm

Clarifying its stand over the controversy pertaining to the quality of the ventilators ‘donated’ by a Rajkot-based private firm being used for COVID-19 patients in Gujarat,  the state health department has said the ventilators have been certified by an accredited laboratory and fit to use. Health secretary Jayanti Ravi during a press conference on Wednesday...

#Column: The inside story of Jayanti Ravi’s fall: Did proximity to Sonia Gandhi cost her?

Senior IAS officer and Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi has been the face of Gujarat’s fight against Covid19. After failing to arrest the Covid19 decline in the state, she has fallen off the popularity chart of political leaders in Gujarat. The actual reason for her sidelining, however, is believed to be her old proximity to...

Jayanti Ravi, Vijay Nehra sidelined for poor handling of Covid19 crisis?

Has principal secretary, health, Jayanti Ravi and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) commissioner Vijay Nehra been sidelined as Covid19 statistics gallop to new highs in Gujarat and Ahmedabad. The buzz is that the two bureaucrats have been pulled up for their poor handling of the Covid19 crisis in Gujarat and Ahmedabad. It should be noted that...

As coronavirus spreads like wildfire, Gujarat govt resorts to information management

The Gujarat government on Thursday clarified that it is going to release the state’s COVID-19 related data only once daily at 6 pm. The decision comes at a time when the state government and the local authorities are literally struggling to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state, with hundreds of fresh cases pouring...

94 fresh coronavirus cases, 5 deaths reported in Gujarat

The number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat rose to 2,272 after 94 more people tested positive for it in the state on Wednesday, a health department official said. Ahmedabad reported 61 new cases, Surat 17, Vadodara eight, Aravalli five, Botad two and Rajkot one, health secretary Jayanti Ravi said. The 61 fresh cases have taken...
COVID-19: Third death in Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s case count touch 58

COVID-19: Third death in Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s case count touch 58

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Gujarat has increased to 58 on Sunday after three new cases of the virus were reported from the state.  With the addition of the new cases, now Ahmedabad has 21 positive cases, followed by nine cases each in Vadodara and Gandhinagar. Eight cases of coronavirus have been...