Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 06-08-2022 | 06:00 am
A childhood memory of sliding down handrails of staircases that many remember with fondness turned nightmarish for a family in Ambli village of Ahmedabad after their 3.5-year-old child was left severely injured in the groin. Priyanshi was playing in the rain on the terrace of her home with other kids when she decided to slide down the handrail.The metal ball at the end of the handrail on the staircase hit her hard in the groin after she was unable to control her slide on the slippery surface. On hearing her shout in pain, her parents rushed to her aid. She was taken to aprivate hospital where doctors found that the metal ballhad slammed into her perineum and caused severe blunt force trauma.Doctors at the hospital found that it was not possible to immediately repair the tear as the sutures needed to close the tear will not hold as the surrounding area had swollen up due tothe trauma.Dr Amar Shah first performed a colostomy as a temporary measure. The child will require major surgery once the swelling in the pelvic region goes down.Doctors said such injuries in children are usually caused due to sharp objects like fences and gates, but a handrail as the source of injury is uncommon.However, various factors including the age of the child, the rain and the force of the impact could lead to such trauma and parents need to keep a keen eye on this favourite childhood activity of children.
SURAT: At least 60 people were shifted to a safer location as water from Tapi river entered low-lying areas of Surat city on Thursday. The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) also sounded an alert following the release of over 1.81 lakh cusecs of water from the Ukai dam. The civic body also barricaded the river bank in Adajan to prevent people from entering the water. According to SMC, river water enters several areas in the central zone and Rander if over 2.25 lakh cusecs was released into the river. To prevent flooding, flood gates at Hanuman Tekri, Makkaipul and Bharimata were closed. Dewatering pumps were also installed at these locations to release the rainwater into the river. On Thursday, 1.81 lakh cusecs of water was released from Ukai dam during early hours. The dam was receiving 1.95 lakh cusecs of water on Thursday evening and it is likely to increase further. Dam officials said that 2.25 lakh cusecs of water was released from Hatnur dam in Maharashtra. After 3 pm the discharge was reduced to 1.84 lakh cusecs. The water released from Hatnur will reach Ukai in 24 hours. Since rain continued between Hatnur and Ukai, additional water is also likely to be released from Hatnur. Along with Ukai, Surat district collector office and SMC officials are keeping close watch on the rain and water levels in Ukai dam. "We are releasing 1.81 lakh cusecs of water and it will be maintained for next two days. At this level of discharge we will be in a position to handle additional water," said a Ukai dam official. Meanwhile, Ukai dam water level reached 334.50 ft against the rule level of 335 ft. "Due to the full moon there was high tide in the sea hence less water from the river entered it. The disaster management department is keeping concerned offices updated about the changes in the situation," said district collector Ayush Oak. "Our teams have made some preparations and round-the-clock watch is being kept. About 60 people have been shifted to safe locations," said Banchha Nidhi Pani, city municipal commissioner.
Heavy rain and bad weather in Mumbai forced a Nairobi- Mumbai flight to be diverted to Ahmedabad on Tuesday morning. The flight was later cleared to fly to Mumbai after 3.5 hours, said officials at Ahmedabad airport.The Kenya Airways flight number KQ-202 was enroute Mumbai from Nairobi. However, following bad weather in Mumbai, the flight was diverted to Ahmedabad early on Tuesday after Mumbai ATC did not approve its landing.There flight with 170 passengers landed at Ahmedabad airport around 4.30 am. The passengers were provided refreshments in the flight during its halt at Ahmedabad airport for 3.5 hours. The flight left for Mumbai at 7.30am after getting clearance.Snag delays flightMeanwhile, on Tuesday night, a Delhi-bound Indigo flight was delayed by around an hour owing to a technical snag that was detected by the pilot just before the flight was to take-off from Ahmedabad airport.The flight with 176 passengers was supposed to take-off from Ahmedabad airport at 8pm. But just before the take-off, the pilot sensed something was amiss. Upon checking a technical fault was found in the aircraft. Even as the aircraft was being checked, a Mumbai-Ahmedabad aircraft landed. The passengers of the Delhi flight were asked to board this aircraft and after an hour, the aircraft flew for Delhi.
With no rain in the forecast for Delhi Tuesday, the city is likely to see a warm day. The maximum temperature is set to rise to 36 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, up from 29.2 degrees Celsius recorded on Sunday.On Monday, the maximum temperature settled at 35.2 degrees Celsius, a degree above the normal for this time of the year. The minimum temperature recorded over the past 24 hours also settled a degree above normal, at 27.6 degrees Celsius.The relative humidity at 8.30 am on Tuesday was as high as 81 per cent.No rainfall is likely in Delhi on Wednesday as well, while very light rainfall along with strong winds of about 25 to 35 kmph are a possibility on Thursday and Friday. Rainfall is off the forecast for Saturday, but could return with very light rainfall and thundershowers on Sunday. August 15 could witness very light rainfall and cloudy skies, going by the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) seven-day forecast.The monsoon trough is active and south of its normal position, according to an IMD bulletin issued early on Tuesday. It passes through Ahmedabad, Indore, and Jabalpur. The trough, a low-pressure area, is likely to remain in this position for the next four to five days.While Delhi is likely to remain dry over the next two days, other parts of Northwest India could receive widespread rainfall. Widespread rainfall along with isolated heavy rain is on the forecast for Himachal Pradesh on August 11 and Western Uttar Pradesh on August 12. Isolated heavy rainfall is also on the forecast for Uttarakhand on August 10. A cyclonic circulation lies over western Rajasthan and the neighbourhood.Meanwhile, the air quality in Delhi returned to the ‘satisfactory’ category on Monday with an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 84.
AHMEDABAD: With the rain taking a break and temperature dropping, cases of viral infections are up in the city, said city-based medical practitioners. More importantly, the number of hospitalizations have also gone up in the past fortnight compared to the preceding fortnight, they added. Dr Pragnesh Vaccharajani, a city-based general practitioner, said that while Covid cases have relatively reduced in the past few days, the overall viral fever cases have increased exponentially. "About seven out of every 10 patients have the same complaint of high-grade fever coupled with body ache/muscle pain. Due to several infections going on at the moment, we generally wait for a couple of days before advising tests," he said. "Conventionally, cases of malaria, dengue and chikungunya see rise after mid-August," he added. Dr Dhiren Mehta, a city-based general practitioner, said that testing, especially for swine flu, is not very common. "Only those patients who are admitted due to severe symptoms generally go for the test. But our friends in critical care field tell us that the cases are on the rise," he said. "The hospitalizations are also up. Most cases are senior citizens and paediatric patients who report constant high fever and severe body pain." Dr Jigar Mehta, a critical care specialist. He said that compared to the past three months, the Covid hospitalizations have gone up. Dr Minesh Mehta, a city-based intensivist, said that if the patient is diagnosed with pneumonia or other complications, they are advised hospitalization for observation and oxygen supply if required.
AHMEDABAD: While most part of the state received rain on Thursday, the Sardar Sarovar on the Narmada river reached 79.63% of its capacity, with 7,532.90 MCM (million cubic metres) of water presently stored. The water level in the Sardar Sarovar, which currently has inflows of 69,607 cusecs, is now at 132.49m, just 6.4m below the full reservoir level. Official data reveals that on July 28, the dam level was 130.86m and storage was 7,119.56 MCM. In one week, the dam has received 400 MCM of water. The Sardar Sarovar on August 4 last year had 4,416.65 MCM of water, about 3,116.25 MCM less than on August 4 this year. Officials said the Sardar Sarovar has 70.5% more water this year than last year. An statement from the water resources department said the average water storage levels of the 207 major water reservoirs in the state was 68.03% as of Thursday. The statement said 33 reservoirs are full, while 48 reservoirs, including the Sardar Sarovar dam, have between 70% and 100% of their capacity. The combined water storage of the 206 reservoirs other than the Sardar Sarovar is 17,187.66 MCM, the release added. At the same point last year, these 206 dams had 11,999.52 MCM, about 5,188.14 MCM less. There are still 38 reservoirs which are between 25% and 50% full and 52 are less than 25% full, the statement said. The 33 dams that are full have been placed on alert, as widespread rain has was recorded in several districts on Thursday. Water resources department officials said the worrying factor is that storage level in the 15 dams of North Gujarat is just 27.24%. On Thursday, these dams had 526.61 MCM of water, against 472.93 MCM on August 4 last year. The 17 dams in Central Gujarat have 44.19% of their storage capacity, while those in Saurashtra have 55.54%, Kutch 70.17% and South Gujarat 74.53%.