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Doctors needed urgently in Gujarat

The quake-devastated state of..Gujarat in India is now slowly coming to terms with the full fallout of the..calamity. While different news channels and papers are busy increasing the..death toll by the thousand in every other bulletin, the state government and..the central government are now faced with the unenviable task of clearing the..problems at hand- the hospitals are crammed with patients...

Gujarat quake-Rescue teams give up hope of finding more survivors

The rescue teams involved in the tedious process of finding survivors of the Gujarat quake, from below the rubble, are fast giving up hope of finding any more survivors. They are now concentrating in clearing the rubble and saving the injured who have been lucky to be saved so far. A miracle baby was saved after nearly 90 hours under the rubble. The baby was 8 months old and was seen holding on t...

Gujarat Records Fall In AIDS Cases

The Indian State of Gujarat has registered a fall in the number of AIDS patients. The decline has been to 3.6% in 2004 from 4.48% in 2003.// Where the low risk group is concerned, it declined to 0.13% in 2004 from 0.38% in 2003. The 2005 figures are expected to be even lower. ....Says Laxman Malodia of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation-run AIDS Control Society: "We have 5,636 HIV positive cas...

Indian Government warns Gujarat regarding possibility of bird flu

The Gujarat government has been warned against suspected carriers of the dreaded bird flu virus. The Indian Government has issued a warning to raise awareness in the State. //More than 60 people have died due to the H5N1 strain of bird flu in the Southeast Asia since 2003..."The central government has alerted the state animal husbandry department to watch out for birds specially from Southeast As...

Gujarat Seeks To Scale Down Infant Mortality Rate

The Gujarat Government seeks to bring down infant and mortality rates through the launch of its new health program. As many as 5,000 // mothers and 72,000 babies die every year during delivery in the State. ....Through this new program named Chiranjeevi, the government aims to bring the maternal mortality rates down from the present 3.89 to one. Similarly, the Health Department expects the inf...

Surat in Gujarat,Confirms Bird flu Among Chickens

Ahmedabad: Samples from a poultry in Surat district of Gujarat has tested positive for bird-flu, and this has led to the resumption of culling operations on chickens, around this area, according to an Official report. // .. ..Thankfully, no cases of bird flu among humans have been detected. The results were announced yesterday, after samples from Timoli farm were sent to a lab in Bhopal...Culling...

Poultry Business In Gujarat Badly Hit

Poultry business generally has suffered after announcement of Bird Flu in India .In Gujarat it is reported that 80% of the business has been wiped out. In Utchal taluka of Surat 90,000 chickens have been culled.//.. ..Ramesh Patel, secretary of the Gujarat Broiler Farmers' Association, said Sunday that the poultry industry in Gujarat is losing Rs.10 million a day... .."Although the government...

Gujarat Threatened By Anthrax

Anthrax is a disease that affects the cattle. It has created commotion and confusion among the people of Gujarat. The fear of anthrax has gripped Junagadh district following the death of a cow.// This cow was found to be infected with the deadly anthrax bacteria in Dedakiyali village in Menderda taluka. ....Hence vaccination has already being given to 500 cattle in and around the area to prevent...

Man with Possible Bird Flu Symptoms Hospitalized In Gujarat

Ahmedabad. A man suspected with avian influenza infection was Saturday admitted to the Civil Hospital here.// ....Qadar Abubhai Marghiwala, a 30-year-old resident of Jamalpur neighborhood of the city, was suffering from fever for a week... ..Gujarat's Health Minister Ashok Bhatt, however, denied Marghiwala had bird flu as primary investigations revealed negative results... ..According to Bhatt, t...

Gujarat Minister's Motorbike Campaign Against Female Foeticide

As part of a campaign against female foeticide, Gujarat's Urban Development Minister I.K. Jadeja will lead a rally of motorcyclists in his constituency from Thursday. // ....Citizens, NGOs, religious leaders and other ministers will join Jadeja in his campaign, the "Matru Vandana Yatra", which is expected to continue till May 7 and cover 85 towns and villages in Dhrangdhra constituency in Surend...

Gujarat Health Minister Ashok Bhatt Admitted To Hospital

Gujarat Health Minister Ashok Bhatt was admitted to U N Mehta hospital in the city this morning after he complained of chest pain, hospital sources said. // ....Bhatt was rushed to the cardiology hospital at the Civil Hospital campus, from his residence in Gandhingar... ..The Minister had undergone angioplasty test for a heart aliment in the mid 90s, sources added... ..Source:PTI News...

Health Minister-Gujarat Rushed To Civil Hospital

Ashok Bhatt, Gujarat Health minister was admitted to UN Mehta’s civil hospital on Thursday morning. Hospital authorities said, he was admitted// for the complaint of chest pain. <br...

Gujarat High Court Stays PG Admissions In A Private Dental Collage

The Gujarat High Court has called the admission process by K M Shah Dental College an eye wash and has said that the institute has tried to 'sabotage' the admission //process by with a supposed entrance test held by the on 25th June which was nothing but a show for granting admissions. ....The court, had issued a nine-page order on Wednesday, with directions that the stay on admission should con...

Gujarat Prime Target For Pakistan & Kashmir-Based Drug Cartels

Gujarat has become a prime target for drug cartels operating from Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir, warns the state's Narcotics// Control Bureau (NCB). ...."Gujarat has always been a transit point for illegal drug consignments orginating from the infamous 'Golden Crescent' countries including Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan", said Prafulsinh Sarvaiya, Superintendent of NCB... .."The concern is becau...

Gujarat High Court Quashes Admissions to K M Shah Dental College

The Gujarat High Court today quashed the admissions given to 23 students in a post-graduate course by the K M Shah Dental college for the current academic year. // ...."The division bench of Justice Y R Meena and Justice T A Mehta today held that the college administration had not conducted the entrance tests and admission process in a fair, tranparent and non-exploitative manner," said advocate...

French Ship docks in Alang, Gujarat

The Blue Lady, known as a jewel in the French shipping industry has anchored in the Western Indian port of Alang, the world’s biggest breaking yard, in the Gujarat State//. Asbestos –lined former ocean liner, this ship has come to India to be scrapped. ....Environmentalists are up in arms against this move, due to the fear of toxic waste that will pollute the environment during the scrapping exer...

Viral Epidemic In Gujarat

A special drive to check fever has been launched by the Health officials in Ahmedabad following 40,000 cases of viral epidemic being reported in the city in the last 5// days. Municipal Commissioner IP Gautam said, “About 1,000 paramedical staff will go house-to-house to give medicines.” ....The illness caused by heavy rains and floods in Gujarat has led to hundreds of people being admitted to...

Leptospirosis Epidemic Overtakes Gujarat

Leptospirosis has reached epidemic proportions in Gujarat according to the government there although they have denied any outbreak of plague in any part of flood-ravaged Surat.// ..Quoting the final report from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, State Health Secretary Amarjit Singh, Delhi, said that all tests that were carried out on the human and rodent samples for plague as well...

Expulsion of two HIV positive boys from Gujarat Orphanage

Two minor boys were expelled from an orphanage in Gandhidham in Kutch district of Gujarat after they tested positive for HIV.// ..Three months back, the brothers aged 6 and 9 were brought to the local Arya Samaj run Jeevan Prabhat orphanage by their maternal uncle...Frequent illness of the boys made the doctors to conduct the test for HIV virus. The Arya Samaj authorities were apprehensive about...

Skewed Sex Ratio! No Problem, We Will Buy Tribes - Says Patel Community In Gujarat

Patel community in Gujarat, who are known for their entrepreneurial skills and its hold over agriculture and business, are now in the trade of buying tribal girls// for their inheritance. This issue has caused a severe sociological problem in the country. ..One of the main reasons for the fall in female child ratio in the community is the traditional dowry system. ....Prof Gaurang Jani, senior...

Health Checks on Workers Dismantling Blue Lady in Gujarat

Health check-ups of workers dismantling Norwegian cruise liner "Blue Lady", carrying hazardous asbestos, is being carried out in Alang, a shipbreaking yard in Gujarat. ......During a four-day medical camp, experts of the National Institute of Occupational...Health will also impart training to the workers in cautious handling of toxic material and use of protective masks. ......"Earlier, there...

HIV Awareness Increases as Condoms are Distributed in Gujarat Theatres Screening Porn Films

Gujarat, the western Indian state is ruled by Hindu zealots. But they seem to have had the sense to take precautions against HIV/AIDS by encouraging distribution of condoms at vulnerable points . The move is paying dividends, officials say. ......Particularly making available condoms at theatres screening porn films in Surat has succeeded in spreading awareness of the epidemic among vulnerable g...
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