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Sohini Ghosh


Newsmaker | Vinai Kumar Saxena, a dyed in the wool L-G
Fri, May 27, 2022

Khadi champion, Modi supporter, familiar Gujarat face Vinai Kumar Saxena is the new man in Delhi's hot seat.

Gujarat sees drop in medically certified deaths, jump in deaths due to respiratory diseases
Fri, May 27, 2022

Of the 5.23 lakh deaths registered in the state in 2020, which saw the outbreak of Covid-19, only about 1.07 lakh deaths were medically certified.

NGT-constituted panel gives clean chit to Ghogha Seaport
Tue, May 24, 2022

However, the joint committee ruled that the wastes from the beached ship were disposed of “in an environment friendly manner”.

Explained: The cases against Hardik Patel, what they mean for his election prospects
Sun, May 22, 2022

What are the cases against Hardik Patel, and how can they impact his political career? We explain.

Simultaneous liver and kidney transplant : the risks, pros, and cons
Wed, May 18, 2022

Dr Chirag Desai and Dr Manoj Gumber, who were part of the surgical team at Apollo, Gandhinagar, discuss risks, pros and cons of the complicated procedure with Sohini Ghosh

Kannada actor Chetana Raj’s death: How safe is fat removal surgery?
Thu, May 19, 2022

When it comes to fat removal surgery, a thorough pre-operative check-up is just as important as strict follow-up and a healthy diet regimen, says Dr Pinal Shah, bariatrics counsellor at KD Hospital in Ahmedabad.

Gujarat ends contracts with 2 insurance firms as PMJAY claims pile up
Tue, May 17, 2022

According to estimates provided by Gujarat health department officials in charge of PMJAY-MA, nearly Rs 472.2 crore worth of claims submitted to the two insurance companies since July 1, 2021 under the government schemes remained to be cleared as of April 20.

Explained: What do we know about the debris that ‘fell from the sky’ in Gujarat?
Tue, May 17, 2022

On May 12, villagers in Gujarat got confused and curious as fragments of suspected debris "fell from space" at three locations — Bhalej, Khambholaj, and Rampura. What do we know about the debris?

Custodial torture allegations: Gujarat HC refuses to quash private complaint against former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt
Tue, May 10, 2022

In March, Chitroda had orally informed the court that he wants to withdraw the complaint but two days later, he submitted on oath that he does not wish to withdraw the complaint.

A fourth-generation lawyer, Justice Jamshed Pardiwala set for SC step-up
Mon, May 09, 2022

The judge, described as 'soft-spoken, gentle, and upright', will take oath on Monday.

CCHFW passes resolution ‘boycotting’ WHO’s mortality estimate report
Sun, May 08, 2022

The WHO has estimated 4.7 million excess deaths in the two years of the pandemic.

Explained: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani convicted, what is the case against him?
Fri, May 06, 2022

A magisterial court in Mehsana has sentenced Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani and nine others to three months imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 each. What is the case against them? Will Mevani be disqualified as an MLA? Is this kind of conviction commonplace?

13% rise in registered deaths in Gujarat in pandemic year compared to 2019
Wed, May 04, 2022

Among the districts, Ahmedabad (79,404) registered maximum number of deaths, followed by Surat (47,480), Vadodara (35,906), Rajkot (31,538), Bhavnagar(20,288) and Anand (20,211).

Sabarmati pollution: Ahmedabad civic body differs in submissions to HC, NGT
Sun, May 01, 2022

While AMC submitted before the Gujarat HC on April 22 that it did not have the details of the number of stormwater drain outfalls for the entire stretch of the river, adding that it would find out the same and put it on the court’s records soon

Severe lung infections, kidney injury common in Covid deaths: study
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

The findings of the autopsies conducted on 33 bodies validate previous clinical discoveries and have been published in Indian Journal of Medical Research on April 8.

Explained: The 2017 rioting case against Hardik Patel
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

A court in Ahmedabad has rejected the Gujarat government's application seeking withdrawal of a 2017 rioting case against Hardik Patel and 18 others. What is the case about? Why did the government seek withdrawal of the case? What now?

Global Ayush Investment & Innovation Summit resulted in investments over Rs 9,000 crore: Sonowal
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

"This is a phenomenal outcome of the summit and is about two times our estimation of Rs 4,000-5,000 crore investment commitment from the summit", Sonowal said.

Global Ayush Investment & Innovation Summit: ‘Cannabis meets Ayurveda’ at Delhi-based Hempstreet Medicare
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

All three products contain cannabis sativa, commonly known as ‘bhang’, which is listed under the ‘List of poisonous substances under the Ayurvedic (including Siddha) and Unani Systems of Medicine’.

Gujarat: Rs 9,000 cr investment at Ayush Summit is double the govt’s estimation, says Sonowal
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

Union minister Anurag Singh Thakur emphasised on the Ayush ministry’s need for “aggressive marketing” and “better packaging” to establish its supremacy globally. He added that before 2014, the Ayush sector was treated as a “step-child.”

Ayush Ministry to develop standards in medical tourism with Bureau of Indian Standards, says official
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

“State governments have a very important role to play because medical tourism will take place (under the aegis of state governments) and we are getting a lot of support from Gujarat government and other state governments,” Additional Secretary at Ministry of Ayush Pramod Kumar Pathak said.

Marijuana now research subject as cure for glaucoma: Jamaican envoy
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Cannabis is classified as an illegal drug as per Indian law, governed by the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Officials brainstorm on integration of traditional and modern medicines
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Department of Science and Technology secretary S Chandrasekhar advocated that “it is so critical to see that our clinical data is robust, it is more robust than what you expect of the English medicine or the modern medicine or the allopathic medicine”.

PM Modi: Ayush visa will be introduced for foreigners who want to come to India for traditional treatments
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Speaking at the inaugural session of the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit 2022 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, PM Modi said that the Centre has a plethora of initiatives to encourage and promote the Ayush sector.

Must ensure traditional Indian medicine meets global standards: PM Modi
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

Modi said the GCTM should establish a “global repository” of traditional medicine practices across the world. This, he said, will aid the “coming generations”.

Need to address challenges of safety monitoring of herbal medicines: Jugnauth
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

Clarifying that GCTM “will help to harness power of science to strengthen the evidence base for TM”, WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added that it also means that “India will go to the world and the world will come to India”.