• Health Scare: Ventilators transported to hospitals in garbage trucks

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    Ahmedabad: With the country reeling under yet another wave of covid spike, states are gearing up to control the spread of the disease by imposing certain protocols. Amidst the covid fear, 34 ventilators were transported to hospitals in the Surat district of Gujarat in a garbage truck to mitigate the shortage.

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

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    Taking note of the shortage of ventilators at hospitals, 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.

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    Following the transportation of the ventilators, the Valsad collector received info about the ventilators being transported in the garbage truck sent by the Surat Municipal Corporation. The collector said that an enquiry has been initiated.

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