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AIIMS experts rushed to Ahmedabad as Gujarat sees surge in coronavirus cases

Dr Randeep Guleria and Dr Manish Soneja visited the civil hospital and met doctors and staff, who were attending to COVID-19 patients and offered them guidance.

Published: 10th May 2020 08:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th May 2020 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria (C) and Dr Manish Sureja in Ahmedabad

AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria (C) and Dr Manish Sureja in Ahmedabad. (Photo| PTI)

By Express News Service

A panic-stricken Gujarat government sent an SOS to the Centre following continuous surge in coronavirus cases in the state. Keeping the state’s request, the Centre then immediately flew AIIMS director and pulmonologist Dr Randeep Guleria and Dr Manish Soneja of department of medicine on a special Indian Air Force plane.  

The duo visited the civil hospital and met doctors and staff, who were attending to COVID-19 patients and offered them guidance, the release stated. Principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi also interacted with frontline medical staff at the hospital, which has the highest number Covid-19 patients in the city. The AIIMS doctors were also scheduled to visit Sardar Vallabhai Patel Hospital in the city.

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Experts from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences visited the civil hospital in Ahmedabad on Saturday and interacted with frontline staff amid concerns over rise in fatalities.The city’s Covid-19 mortality rate stands at 6.5 per cent, which is almost double that of the country’s death rate of 3.3 per cent.

AIIMS director and pulmonologist Dr Randeep Guleria and Dr Manish Soneja of AIIMS’ department of medicine, flew in on a special Indian Air Force plane on Friday, an official said. The duo visited the civil hospital and met doctors and staff, who were attending to COVID-19 patients and offered them guidance, the release stated.Principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi also interacted with frontline medical staff at the hospital, which has the highest number Covid-19 patients in the city.

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