Amid the rising coronavirus cases in the state of Gujarat, 34 ventilators were transported to hospitals in the Surat district in a garbage truck to mitigate the shortage.
Gujarat is witnessing a shortage of ventilators as the state has reported more than 3,000 coronavirus cases for the first time on Monday.
The Gujarat government had ordered to transport 34 ventilators from Valsad to Surat, taking note of the shortage of ventilators at hospitals. Following this order, the Surat Municipal corporation sent a garbage truck to get the ventilators from Valsad.
Valsad Collector RR Rawal said he received information that the ventilators were transported in the vehicle that was sent by the Surat Municipal Corporation. He said has ordered an inquiry in the matter.
Meanwhile, Gujarat has recently breached the 3000-mark for the first time as 3,160 people were detected with the infection in the last 24 hours according to reports and these numbers took the total state’s tally to 3,21,598 said an official.
3160 New cases
15 Deaths reported
16252 Active Cases,167 on ventilator
67,62,638 People recieved 1st dose,
8,10,126 Got 2nd dose of Covid Vaccine
2,73,041 people above 60 and 45-60 got first dose, 25,343 got 2nd dose today pic.twitter.com/RGgA8WG50D
— GujHFWDept (@GujHFWDept) April 5, 2021
According to the news agency PTI, which quoted the official saying, the death toll increased by 15 to touch 4,581, while 2,028 people getting discharged from hospitals took the recovery count to 3,00,765, which is 93.52 percent of the caseload.
The official pointed out, the number of active cases in the state is 16,252, which is a rise of over 1,000 cases in a single day.
“Ahmedabad led with 773 new cases, followed by 603 in Surat, 283 in Rajkot, 216 in Vadodara, etc. During the day, seven patients died in Surat, six in Ahmedabad, and one each in Bhavnagar and Vadodara,” he said.