89% of total COVID-19 cases of Gujarat from Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara: Dr. Jayanti Ravi


The state administration has been closely monitoring the situation of COVID-19 and is working day and night to curb the crisis in Gujarat.

Providing details about COVID-19 cases, Dr.Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary of Health Department said, “ 89% of the total COVID-19 cases are from Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara. Ahmedabad accounts for 65%, Surat accounts for 16% and 8% from Vadodara. The remaining 27 districts account for 11% of the total positive cases. Amreli, Junagadh and Devbhoomi Dwarka remain unaffected.”

The state government has undertaken a new project under telemedicine to provide treatment and guidance to the affected patients. Physicians, gynaecologist, dermatologist, and paediatricians provide necessary guidance from 10 am to 5pm under this project. The co-ordination and overall management is being done through the office of the Health Commissioner. People of 31 districts are availing benefits of telemedicine at the moment.

56,259 calls have been registered on the 104 helpline number out of which 2376 people have availed necessary treatment. 12384 calls have been registered on the 1100 helpline number out of which 6298 were related to COVID-19 and the remaining 6086 were related to other things like immunity, health, hygiene etc.

Dr. Ravi urged everyone to follow the guidelines issued by AYUSH on improving immunity. The state government is distributing Ayurvedic concoction, sanshamvati tablets and homeopathic medicines based on the guidelines issued by the Union Government. The people should follow basic Ayurvedic remedies in order to boost their immunity.

A diet chart based on the principles of Ayurveda is prepared at the COVID-19 health centres. The patients are being served meals based on the same. The P.S also urged people to more and more of basil, turmeric, ginger etc to prepare a concoction.

 75 affected people of Samras hostel in Ahmedabad are being provided sanshavati tablets twice a day since 24th April, 2020. In addition to that, they are also being provided the Arsenicum Album 30 potency tablets. Similarly, people under quartile are also provided necessary medicines and health treatment.