Times of India | 1 week ago | 24-11-2022 | 07:02 am
AHMEDABAD: While the urban development officials have started accepting applications for regularization of illegal structures under the new impact fee rule, it comes with a rider. The state urban development department has clarified that applications without no-objection certificates from Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) and health department will be rejected. The state government had announced the new impact fee policy on October 17. Sources said that in the rules laid out, the state government has stressed on provisions prescribed in Fire Prevention and Life Safety Regulations 2016, Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 and the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. Sources in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) said that residential buildings (taller than 15 meters) and all commercial buildings will have to take NOCs from RERA, AFES and the health department. This, to ensure that the buildings applying for regularization have fire exits, have installed fire equipment and there is enough space for the fire tenders to operate. However, regarding the NOC from the health department, there is no clarity as to which health department will issue it. While the AMC has its own health department, the areas falling under urban development authorities such as Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority or Gandhinagar Urban Development Authority don't have health departments; here health-related matters are taken care of by the panchayats. An AMC official who did not wish to be named said that the state government has started accepting applications for regularization of illegal structures, but the scrutiny is pending due to ambiguities. Any clarity will emerge only after the assembly poll, he said. He said that the RERA and health department officials have been asked to ensure that there are no pending RERA related issues and that the hospitals and clinics have fully adhered to the Clinical Establishments Act.
AHMEDABAD: City hospitals registered 361 cases of dengue in the first 26 days of November. A statement from the AMC health department said that in the November 1-26 period, city hospitals recorded 63 cases of malaria, 23 cases of falciparum and 28 cases of chikungunya. In the same period, hospitals registered 523 cases of diarrhea, 335 cases of jaundice, 426 cases of typhoid and one case of cholera. In the January 1-November 26 period city hospitals have registered 1,232 cases of malaria against 987 cases in the entire 2021. Similarly, hospitals have registered 1,232 cases of falciparum this year against 138 cases last year. AMC data shows that 27 cases of swine flu have been registered in November 1-26 period.
A mammoth property deal of over Rs 400 crore took place recently on Adalaj-Kalol highway near Tri Mandir, stirring up the real estate market. A Mumbai-based realty group has bought the land from an Ahmedabad-based group, sources close to the development said.The land is said to be between 1.25 lakh and 1.45 lakh sq yard. Considering the plot size, the price of the land is said to be between Rs 30,000 and Rs 33,000 per sq yard.Realty experts are of the opinion that the land owners were trying to sell the land for a very long time and they became aggressive in looking for the buyers after the Covid-19 pandemic.Demand for residential projects has gone up after the pandemic. Constant migration from rural areas like north Gujarat, particularly by the Patel community, is leading to high demand for houses in and around Ajalaj area.
Several stepwells and heritage sites are undergoing restoration as part of a project by AMC’s Ahmedabad World Heritage City Trust (AWHCT). At present, the restoration work at vavs (stepwells) in Vadaj and Bapunagar is underway and so is the fortification of the wall between Nehru Bridge and Ellisbridge. The process involves experts looking for decayed structures in need for restoration. AWHCT will also lend a hand at restoring other AMC-owned sites.Highlighting the challenges of restoration, those in the know said the Bapunagar and Vadaj both are different as far as construction is concerned. The Vadaj Vav is made of a combination of brick and stone and is deep while the Bapunagar Vav is made exclusively of traditional bricks and is shallow. Both the Vavs were filled with debris and solid waste and did not have access to water perhaps because the water table has fallen.Ashish Trambadia, Director, AWHCT said the restoration will help in retaining the structure in a certain way. Giving details of the restoration, Trambadia said the Vadaj Vav will be restored with traditional lime plaster. “Working with lime requires skill. This construction doesn’t have cement which sets fast. Lime plaster on the other hand takes at least a month to set but it is a breathable traditional material,” he said.
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With the measles outbreak count in Ahmedabad now at 420 cases and the number of suspect cases at 949, doctors in public sector hospitals in the eastern part of the city are seeing former measles patients now coming back with post-measles complications like pneumonia, some of who are having to be admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs).Two and a half year old Adnan* (name changed) has been admitted to three different hospitals at different times and been shown to four doctors in just one month for several complications after he was treated for measles. After his measles infection, the child got fever and swelling all over his body. His abdomen swelled due to the swelling in the liver, whose function had become impaired. With the parents having poor understanding of the child’s condition, coupled with the dismal condition of medical records, Post-Measles Pneumonia was diagnosed only by doctors at Shardaben Hospital after an X-ray a week ago. But his condition ultimately turned out to be much worse.Adnan’s father, a casual labourer, told Mirror, “He first got rashes on the skin which turned black in some places. Then the stomach swelled so much that he began crying all the time. He suffered from constant vomiting and diarrhoea. He is better now.”Pneumonia 15 daysafter measelsDr Hetal Vora, HoD of Paediatrics and Superintendent of the hospital, said, “The child suffered from multiple conditions coupled with Severe Acute Malnutrition, together indicative of Kwashiorkor. The child suffered sudden nutritional loss and the synthetic functions of the liver were impaired. While we have seen several children coming in with pneumonia within 15 days of measles treatment, we have seen this much more complicated case of Kwashiorkor for the first time.”At Shardaben Hospital, which has seen more than 300 measles patients, the highest in the city, doctors said that at least 7-10% of their former measles patients returned to the hospital within a fortnight with pneumonia infection. While the numbers may appear low, doctors said the rate of Pneumonia infection in children who are in post-measles remission is higher than that seen in the community, thanks to lowered immunity and malnutrition, exacerbated by the measles infection.Pneumonia is a well-known complication of measles, which, according to the US CDC, affects 1 in 20 measles-affected children and is the most common cause of death.At LG Hospital, which has seen about 140 measles patients in just the last 2 months, doctors said that the incidence rate of Post Measles Pneumonia would be at about 5-10%. However, further analysis and collation of data is pending due to the load of measles patients which, Superintendent Dr Leena Dabhi said, has required an expansion of the isolation ward. While doctors at the centre of the measles outbreak in eastern Ahmedabad are still attempting to gauge the scale of the problem, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) seems not to have yet taken note of the issue as there is no central data regarding Measles Associated Pneumonia. However, Dr Bhavin Solanki, Medical Officer of Health (MoH) for AMC said, “There have been no serious cases of pneumonia or of deaths due to measles inthe city.”