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    Medicos form WhatsApp groups to aid Covid patients

    'Swastham' provides information about vacant beds, availability of oxygen cylinders, where to procure Remdesivir and Tocilizumab injections from, etc The latest wave of Covid-19 has lent a crippling blow to medical infrastructure across Gujarat. Shortage of beds, oxygen and critical drugs are order of the day. A feeling of helplessness has taken over with patients and their relatives...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Now, 170 Ayurveda doctors on call

    These doctors will provide timely and correct information on home remedies over the telephone, so that people don't consume decoctions randomly as cure for coronavirus Fearing that they might contract the coronavirus, people have been gulping down various decoctions and resorting to home remedies that have sometimes led to grave consequences. Now, to provide proper guidance to people, 170 Ayurvedic doctors...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Rituals, customs given a miss at crematoriums

    Fear of Covid infections, very few people go to crematoriums for their kin's last rites and even fewer wait to collect the ashes; graveyards running short of allotted space Numerous burning pyres, a grim silence and an agonising wait for relatives who wish to wind-up rituals quickly is what strikes you at crematoriums in the city as Covid-19 surge has paralysed even the final abodes of people....

    • 10 hrs ago
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    12,995 recoveries, 12,955 cases

    Ahmedabad also sees fall of 400 cases to register 4,248 cases; 133 deaths reported in state After over two months, daily recoveries outnumbered new Covid-19 cases for the first time with 12,955 cases reported on Wednesday against 12,995 recoveries. The new cases took the overall Covid-19 tally to 6,33,427 in the state. As many as 133 patients succumbed to the infection in the past 24 hours, taking the tally of...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Corporates set up hospitals, oxygen facilities in Gujarat

    Adani, ArcelorMittal, RIL, Iscon group start hospitals with all facilities including oxygen, medicines and free meals Even as the state government is grappling with shortage of beds, oxygen, medicines and other healthcare facilities, corporate groups have come forward to help people. Adani group has started a Covid care centre at its Adani Vidyamandir school. It will provide free service...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    You can donate blood after 14 days of vax jab

    The National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC) on Wednesday issued an order changing the deferral period for blood donation post Covid Vaccination, effectively cutting it by half. The order states that potential blood donors will be allowed to donate after the completion of 14 days post taking any shot of the Covid vaccine. Earlier, the deferral period was 28 days. The order on Wednesday stated,...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Woman beats grief, turns entrepreneur

    Starts plant nursery in the US named Madhuban in memory of her husband who died of Covid; donates all her profits to poor people of Ahmedabad who have been badly affected by the pandemic; gets good response from Indian community, Americans They say age is no factor for starting something new. At an age of 76 when most senior citizens prefer to take it easy, Krishna Choksi turned into an entrepreneur. That...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Oxygen demand in Surat dips from 230 to 180 MT

    Covid cases in Surat are decreasing and its direct effect is seen on consumption of oxygen, which has decreased by 50 MT from about 230 MT 10 days ago to 180 now. The administration has heaved a sigh of relief with demand for oxygen decreasing. People waiting for long hours for oxygen had become a common sight. There were long queues for refilling of cylinders, while people in home isolation and...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Vali Mandal wants SSC boards to be cancelled

    Plea claims CBSE, ICSE and many states have decided to cancel their board exams in view of Covid situation; demands mass promotions A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Gujarat High Court seeking cancellation of SSC examination to be conducted by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) scheduled to start from May 10. The PIL has demanded that marks be...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Superstition blocks science in Sanand's villages, hordes turn up for kalash yatra

    Flouting mask and social distancing rules, women of Navapura village take out Kalash Yatra; believe offering water to Baliya Dev deity will spare the village of Covid; Eighteen persons including the sarpanch held More than a year after the Covid outbreak, we are still struggling to tide over the second wave we brought upon ourselves even as the Centre on Wednesday...

    • 11 hrs ago

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