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Newborn twins become Gujarat’s youngest coronavirus patients

A woman from Molipur village in the district, who had tested positive for the virus, gave birth to twins at the Vadnagar Civil Hospital on May 16, said Manoj Daxini, district development officer.

INDIA Updated: May 22, 2020 16:35 IST

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At least 93 coronavirus cases have been detected in Mehsana district so far.


At least 93 coronavirus cases have been detected in Mehsana district so far.(HT File Photo (Representative Image))



Twin brother and sister, born six days ago in Gujarat’s Mehsana district, have tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the state’s youngest patients for the viral infection, an official said on Friday.
A woman from Molipur village in the district, who had tested positive for the virus, gave birth to twins at the Vadnagar Civil Hospital on May 16, said Manoj Daxini, district development officer.
“This is the first case in Gujarat where newborn infants, that too twins, have tested positive for coronavirus.
While the male infant tested positive on May 18, the baby girl’s reports came on Friday,” he said.

Both infants were in a stable condition, he said.
“The woman hails from Molipur village, where several COVID-19 cases were detected after three persons who had returned from Mumbai tested positive,” Daxini said.
At least 93 coronavirus cases have been detected in Mehsana district so far.



 

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Impossible to test all incoming passengers says Tripura CM, appeals for home quarantine

The Tripura chief minister said that his government is screening all passengers returning to Tripura from elsewhere in the country apart from testing random samples among them. He said 14 days of home quarantine is mandatory for people, even if they test negative for Covid-19.

INDIA Updated: May 23, 2020 00:02 IST
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Biplab Kumar Deb informed that the Tripura government has constituted Corona Awareness and Monitoring Committees at the village level to ensure safety of people of the state.


Biplab Kumar Deb informed that the Tripura government has constituted Corona Awareness and Monitoring Committees at the village level to ensure safety of people of the state.(TWITTER.)



Appealing to people to be extra cautious for the next one month, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday said it is impossible for any state to test all incoming passengers and informed that they are being tested at 5:1 ratio.
The Tripura chief minister said that his government is screening all passengers returning to Tripura from elsewhere in the country apart from testing random samples among them. He said 14 days of home quarantine is mandatory for people, even if they test negative for Covid-19.
“The maximum numbers of tests are being done to ensure safety of all. So, the people, who are not undergoing tests on their arrival from other parts, may also bear the coronavirus. As it appeared, most of the positive cases in Tripura have been found to be asymptomatic,” Biplab Kumar Deb said while emphasizing on the importance of maintaining the 14-day home quarantine as a must.
Tripura had a total of 173 Covid-19 patients, of whom 148 have recovered. In the last few days, six people who returned from other states were found positive with coronavirus.

“Around 40,000-50,000 people will be returning to the state from different parts of the country via trains and buses. We need to adopt more precautions to prevent transmission of Covid-19 at community level. Nobody should take a risk when it comes to Covid-19,” Biplab Kumar Deb said.
He also informed that the government has constituted Corona Awareness and Monitoring Committees at the village level to ensure safety. The committees would also ensure 14-day home quarantine for all people coming from other states. Deb himself would be the chairman of the state-level committee.
He further informed that his government is expecting Rs. 4,802.88 crore under five major heads out of the total Rs. 20 lakh crore package announced by the Centre earlier in May. These include different components like direct support to farmers and rural economy, support to urban poor, support to agriculture, industries, entrepreneurs, hike in MGNREGA allocation and borrowing limit.

The state is also expecting to receive Rs. 7.35 crore out of a total of Rs 13,343 crore central package for prevention of animal diseases. Besides, the state is also hopeful it will get Rs. 10 crore out of the Rs. 10,000 crore allocated for formalizing micro food companies.


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Gujarat’s biggest Covid hospital delayed info on deaths, say kin

Officer on special duty (OSD) of the hospital, Dr MM Prabhakar, told this paper on Thursday that a system had been put in place to keep relatives in the loop about the death of Covid patients. Till then, there were several complaints about the hospital not passing on timely information to the relatives.

Written by Ritu Sharma , Sohini Ghosh | Ahmedabad | Updated: May 22, 2020 7:29:53 am

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Officials of the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital say a system has been put in place to keep relatives in the loop. (Express Photo)
At 44-year-old Umesh Tamaichi’s home in Kubernagar, shock has overcome grief. The lawyer at Ahmedabad Metropolitan Court was six feet tall, a fitness freak, with no history of any ailment. He died of Covid-19 on the morning of May 16 at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital but the family got to know about it only by evening.
“My brother died in the morning and we received a call from someone in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation in the evening asking us to check saying that ‘he might be dead’. When we checked at the hospital, they confirmed his death,” said Kalpana Gagdekar, Umesh’s sister.
When the family members questioned why they were not informed, the authorities said the hospital had tried to reach them on the mobile number provided but failed to connect, says Gagdekar.

This has become the common reason given out by Gujarat’s biggest Covid hospital for the delayed reporting of deaths of patients to relatives.
Tamaichi’s mobile phone and watch were missing, about which there was no response from the hospital. The family filed a complaint of theft on May 18 at the Shahibaug police station.

Officer on special duty (OSD) of the hospital, Dr MM Prabhakar, told this paper on Thursday that a system had been put in place to keep relatives in the loop about the death of Covid patients. Till then, there were several complaints about the hospital not passing on timely information to the relatives.
Kishore Shah (64) was rushed to Civil Hospital trauma centre on May 13 after he reported oxygen saturation level at 55 per cent and low blood pressure at a private clinic. Three days later, he died. Sagar (30), Kishore’s son says, “From the trauma centre, he was taken to the 1,200-bed Covid hospital. They made us wait till 6 pm since morning and then said he will be admitted at GCRI (Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, also a Covid hospital). No one told us whether he was Covid-19 positive or not, no one even let us stay at GCRI, no doctor spoke to us either on what was wrong with him.”

The next morning, Kishore gave a fresh set of clothes and his father’s mobile phone at the reception, and yet was not told what was the diagnosis. “I don’t think the phone was given to him because no one responded on it. On May 16, at 9.30 am, I called the ICU ward phone number that was provided by a contact and I was told he was on ventilator support. At around 11 am, our contact told us he had died. Since May 13, we received absolutely no official update on his health status from the hospital, not even when he died. It was only because I knew someone that I got to know.”
“He stayed without food for the whole of May 13, as we waited for him to be admitted. It was when we went to get his body that we were told he was Covid-positive but no report or details of treatment was given to us. We got his body without much delay only after intervention from our MLA Imran Khedawala. The gold jewellery he was wearing and the money he was carrying were missing. There was no response from the hospital on this so we filed a complaint with Shahibaug police station on May 18,” said Sagar.

Azharuddin Shaikh, a resident of Rakhiyal, a containment zone, who lost his 75-year-old father on May 12, said, “As per the hospital records, my father died at 4.30 am, while we received a call six hours later. The family is put through trauma, first because of this delay and then running from pillar to post for “claiming the body”. Shaikh could finally take his father for burial at 1 am on May 13.
Worried about his mother and elder brother who also tested positive for Covid-19 and are currently at the same hospital, Shaikh said that there is no communication from the hospital authorities about their condition.

OSD Prabhakar says, “We have received complaints. There wasn’t a proper system in place till now, which has now been done. Today Pankaj Kumar (bureaucrat overseeing overall Covid-19 operations in Gujarat) gave us 30 people and four phones to communicate with relatives. The team will ensure that the treating doctor informs the control room about the death and the control room then informs the relative. We will keep a register to record the valuables of a patient at the time of admission. We won’t allow anything other than mobile phone and send other items with the relative.”
The relatives of textile worker Ganpat Makwana (67) who was taken to Civil Hospital on May 10, and found dead at the Dani Limda bus stop, got to know only from the AMC medical bulletin that he had tested positive for Covid. The family leant about his death when they were called to identify an unclaimed body on May 15. The government has set up an inquiry under former health commissioner JP Gupta, who is yet to submit his report.

Before Makwana, the family of a cancer patient from Porbandar, had complained that they learnt about his death six days later. Neeraj Birdun of Porbandar had been accompanying his 54-year-old father Pravin (54) to GCRI for chemotherapy for four months. On May 4, he was taken to the Covid hospital for testing and on May 7, Neeraj was told he tested negative. There was no other update, so he sought intervention of Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia who took up the matter on May 13.
“In a couple of hours, we received a call saying he died on May 8 itself, that too, not from any official channel of the hospital, but through a contact of Arjunbhai. When I went to the hospital on May 13, they did not even give back the cancer file, nor did they give us any copy of the Covid report or a death certificate yet. They said they will give them in 10-12 days,” Birdun told this paper.
Dr Chirag Patel, who handles the triaging area for emergency area of Covid hospital, said, “We have expanded our earlier eight-bed triage area to 16 beds. Our wards are full but we are still taking all critical patients… We assess existing patients who can be shifted to GCRI or IKDRC (to make space for new critical patients) and it may take up to three hours to stabilise a patient.”


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MHA says states not demarcating containment zones properly
The letter comes in the backdrop of reports that in some states, particularly Delhi, the number of containment zones has been decreasing despite an increase in the number of coronavirus cases.

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Published: May 22, 2020 6:19:03 am

The MHA, in its lockdown guidelines on May 17, had given states the freedom to notify zones based on MoHFW parameters. (PTI)
Indicating that states were not carrying out proper notification of Covid containment zones, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has written to state governments to strictly follow the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s directives in the matter. It has also told states that its lockdown guidelines are being violated and emphasised the need to strictly enforce night curfew.
Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, in a letter to states, said, “It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry, through media reports and others sources, that there are violations, at various places, in the implementation of MHA guidelines. I would like to emphasise that the MHA guidelines should be strictly implemented, and all authorities in States/UTs should take necessary steps to ensure the same.”
Bhalla specifically picked out the issue of notification of containment zones in this context. “Proper delineation of containment zones, and effective implementation of containment measures within these zones, is key to preventing the spread of Covid-19. In this respect, the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) need to be followed, and containment zones properly demarcated,” his letter said.

The letter comes in the backdrop of reports that in some states, particularly Delhi, the number of containment zones has been decreasing despite an increase in the number of coronavirus cases.
“States and UTs can now delineate various zones, and decide on the activities to be prohibited, or allowed with restrictions, in accordance with the MHA guidelines. Further, once the guidelines have been issued by the States and UTs, they should be strictly implemented, and action taken if any deviations are noticed,” the letter said.
The MHA, in its lockdown guidelines on May 17, had given states the freedom to notify zones based on MoHFW parameters.



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A labourer who was travelling on foot from Maharashtra to his village in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh has died in Shahjahanpur. The labourer and his family started their journey from Mumbai on foot. After some time, they got a lift in a truck. But as the labourer's medical condition deteriorated, the truck driver left them on the roadside where after 4 hours of struggle, he died an agonizing death.
 

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