Garbage trunk seen carrying 34 ventilators; enquiry ordered

To mitigate the shortage in hospital Surat Municipal Corporation sent a garbage truck to get the ventilators from Valsad

Amidst the spike of Covid-19 spike in Gujarat, and shortage of ventilators, a bizarre incident had happen where 34 ventilators were seen transported to hospitals in the Surat district in a garbage truck.


The transportation of ventilators was done in order to mitigate the shortage of ventilators in the hospital. This happens when the Gujarat government had ordered to transport 34 ventilators from Valsad to Surat. Following the order, the Surat Municipal Corporation sent a garbage truck to get the ventilators from Valsad.


Subsequent of the incident; Valsad Collector RR Rawal said he received information that the ventilators were transported in the vehicle that was sent by the Surat Municipal Corporation. Taking note of the shortage of ventilators at hospitals, he said has ordered an inquiry in the matter


In a matter of concern, Gujarat is witnessing a shortage of ventilators as the state reported more than 3,000 coronavirus cases for the first time on Monday.


According to the statistics of the official Twitter Account of Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt of Gujarat : 3160 New cases, 2028 Discharged, 15 Deaths reported ,16252 Active Cases,167 on ventilator 67,62,638 People received 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 as of 5 April ,2021.

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