Covid-19 measures as case study
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has appreciated the management of Covid-19 in Gujarat's Ahmedabad and suggested taking up various measures being implemented in the city as a case study for the rest of India and other countries. WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan has appreciated the Covid-19 management in Ahmedabad. The WHO has suggested taking up initiatives in Ahmedabad like 'Dhanvantari Rath', 104 fever helpline, Sanjivani Van; and active participation of private hospitals in control and treatment as a case study for other cities in India and abroad.
- Gujarat has also steadily ramped up testing for Covid-19 diagnosis from 64,007 in April to 3,91,114 in July, which the government said is thrice the rate suggested by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
- The patient recovery rate in Gujarat has improved to 73.09 per cent, "which is much higher than other states", while the Covid-19 mortality rate has declined to 3.97 per cent.
- The government under Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has been working on the formula of "testing, tracking and treatment" ever since the first Covid-19 case was detected in Gujarat on March 19, 2020.
- The number of tests for coronavirus has increased steadily. At the rate of 410.83 tests per day per million tests as on July 31, the government has achieved a rate that is nearly thrice the rate of 140 suggested by the ICMR.
- The patient recovery rate in Gujarat is much higher than other states at 73.09 per cent while the death rate has dropped to 3.97 per cent.
- The CM has suggested house-to-house health check-up be made available in cities through municipal authorities to detect infected patients.
- As of July 31, Ahmedabad district contributed 26,517 Covid-19 cases in the total count of over 61,000 in Gujarat, as per the health department.