Gujarat information highest single-day spike of 1,515 new Covid circumstances


Written by Sohini Ghosh
| Ahmedabad, Vadodara |

November 22, 2020 5:45:29 am

A medical officer on the Anand hospital stated Ahmedabad “will be transferring only critical patients” to the hospital, positioned nearly 70 kms away. (Representational)Gujarat reported 1,515 coronavirus circumstances Saturday, its highest each day surge because the outbreak of the an infection in March, with Ahmedabad metropolis that went beneath a weekend-long curfew reporting 354 of the circumstances. The metropolis additionally reported scarcity of beds for vital Covid-19 sufferers and transferred at the very least 25 of them to a hospital in Anand district and Gandhinagar Civil Hospital.
Rajiv Gupta, the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, instructed mediapersons Saturday that beds had been obtainable for Covid-19 sufferers. “There is no issue. In SVP Hospital, an additional 300 beds are being arranged for (coronavirus patients),” he stated.
Along with the sooner 20 ambulances, now 63 ambulances have been added solely for Covid-19 sufferers in Ahmedabad metropolis, the officer stated.
“Twenty-five AMC doctors have been deployed at 108 control room… (and the) 104 service (home isolation follow-up) will see 160 vans starting tonight. Sixty-five more are being readied and shall be operational starting Sunday night,” Gupta stated.
On Saturday, Gupta additionally took inventory on the 108 headquarters whereas a central well being ministry crew, led by National Communicable Diseases Centre Director Dr Sujeet Kumar Singh, together with extra director at NCDC and pulmonologist from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, toured the AMC-run SVP Hospital.
According to a senior official at SVP Hospital, the crew took a “tour of the wards, ICU, reviewed patient protocol, looked at medical history and checked records… Recommendations and observations (by the team) shall be submitted to the state (health department) directly.”
Dr Himanshu Pandya, the dean of Pramukhswami Medical College which is affiliated to Shree Krishna Hospital at Karamsad in Anand, stated, “The AMC requested for 87 beds (and the same has been agreed to). These include high dependency unit beds as well as ICU beds. We have 146 ICU beds, of which 102 ICU beds have been kept to accommodate patients from Anand. We have provisions to increase our capacity, to include more beds for critical patients and will do so as and when required. At present, I believe nearly 25 patients from Ahmedabad are admitted (at the medical college) and most of them are stable.”
A medical officer on the Anand hospital stated Ahmedabad “will be transferring only critical patients” to the hospital, positioned nearly 70 kms away.
According to a GVK EMRI – an emergency ambulance service supplier — the transfers to Anand can “take up to two hours approximately but we have existing support system within the ambulance”. As per the official, a complete of 428 ambulance journeys solely for Covid-19 sufferers had been accomplished in a 24-hour cycle till 12 am Saturday. The official estimated between 12.01 am on November 21 till 12 am on November 22, at the very least 350 to 400 ambulance journeys for Covid-19 sufferers was more likely to be accomplished.
Around 50-60 Covid-19 sufferers, a prime official at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital stated, had been admitted at Gujarat Cancer Research Institute and one other 100 sufferers had been admitted at Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre. “The UN Mehta Hospital has also started admitting Covid-19 patients starting today. Ahmedabad Civil Hospital has nearly exhausted its critical beds,” the official stated.
At Gandhinagar Civil Hospital, one other a senior official stated, “As of 6-6.30 pm Saturday, 60 of the total 300 beds were available. Of these, 35 isolation beds, 20 oxygen-equipped beds and five (of the total 100) critical beds were available.”
Meanwhile, Congress MLA from Anand, Kanti Sodha Parmar, and former Ahmedabad mayor and incumbent Vasna corporator at AMC, Amit Shah, examined optimistic for the viral an infection Saturday. Shah, a BJP chief, is at the moment present process remedy at SVP Hospital.
The Vadodara Municipal Corporation sealed as many as 20 outlets, together with an area milk centre, for alleged violation of social-distancing norms Saturday earlier than the evening curfew (9 pm to 6am) was imposed within the metropolis. The state authorities has introduced evening curfew, starting Saturday, at Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot to include the Covid-19 surge.
Around eight groups of the VMC ward places of work went across the market areas on the day to take inventory of the implementation the Covid-19 precautions. The groups sealed 20 outlets, largely promoting eatables, for violation of social-distancing rules. The VMC will determine additional plan of action in opposition to the outlets, an official stated.
To create consciousness in regards to the evening curfew, the Vadodara civic physique roped in public announcement methods at numerous locations. The VMC has additionally altered the timings for public gardens from Saturday — the gardens that had been open through the day will now solely stay open from 6 am to 9 am and once more from four pm to eight pm.
The central well being crew, led by Dr SK Singh, additionally visited Vadodara to take inventory of the pandemic state of affairs. Vadodara district on Saturday reported 169 new circumstances.
With inputs from Aditi Raja
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