While the country was under Covid-19 lockdown since March 25 till May 31, TRAI data indicates a nation wide decline in wireless subscribers for March, too, when the subscribers in four circles, including Gujarat, reported an increase.
In a rare midnight hearing, hours before the Rath Yatra on June 23, the High Court had upheld its stay on the procession in Ahmedabad despite the state government moving an application, seeking the procession to be permitted in a limited capacity in the city.
Infected employees are also facing another issue with the private hospitals in Ahmedabad refusing to recognise the Contributory Health Service Scheme (CHSS) that subsidises treatment costs for employees, as “it pays the hospital less”.
Since the first plasma donation in the state in Ahmedabad on April 18 from a 24-year-old woman who had returned from Paris and contracted the viral infection, there have been 105 donations in Ahmedabad as of July 23, of which 60 have taken place in July.
The FDCA busted a trail of blackmarketing in two instances where the drugs were being sold at a higher price, without bills. In one of the cases, the trail ran from a wholesaler in Surat through a stockist in Surat, to a pharma agency in Ahmedabad and to a pharmacist at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital.
High demand and short supply of the immunosuppressive drug tocilizumab has seen the Gujarat FDCA crackdown on at least two incidences of blackmarketing and counterfeit sale in a span of less than two weeks.
For Gujarat, the 361 viral genomes were sequenced from samples of 277 confirmed positive Covid patients, which included 100 female (with 132 genome sequences) and 177 male (with 229 sequences) patients, aged between one and 86 years.
An analysis of the spread of coronavirus during Unlock-1 shows Gujarat tested 13,700 more samples in June than in May and yet reported a higher daily average of new cases, indicating a higher test positivity rate.
The court said, “Despite the fact that assurance being given by the State and all other applicants we still do not find any good ground to recall or modify our order dated 20.06.2020. All Civil Applications are accordingly rejected.”
In June till date, the state has tested more than 1.02 lakh samples, which was a third of the total tests since the first case was reported on March 19. On Friday, the Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA) pushed for 40,000 tests in a day before the HC.
As many as 332 of the new cases were reported in Ahmedabad district where the cases crossed 17,000. According to the data provided by the state government, the test positivity rate in the state is 8.2%.
The nurses had gone on strike at AMC-run SVP Hospital. One of them told The Indian Express that some of the senior nurses received an internal communication several days ago notifying them of an impending 10-20% salary cut.
The Indian Express has found that the CCC runs out of two locations - one in Ahmedabad on the civil hospital campus and another at an existing CCC in Gandhinagar, that was run by the state education department. The two centres reportedly had no communication with each other.