Ahmedabad News Roundup| Air ambulance services resumed, Sarathi helpline assists students & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup| Air ambulance services resumed, Sarathi helpline assists students & more

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Air ambulance services have resumed after maintenance, DEO Rural's Sarathi helpline is now assisting students with Class 11 admissions, and the IMD has issued heat warnings for 23 districts in Gujarat. Know more in this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

Air ambulance services resume

The Gujarat government's Civil Aviation Department has resumed its air ambulance service following essential maintenance. The service was promptly utilised on Sunday to transport a patient from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. Those in need of emergency medical transport can contact 108 for quick assistance.

DEO Rural establishes Sarathi helpline to assist students with class 11 admissions

To help the class 10 students who have recently cleared board exams, the District Education Officer (DEO), Rural has established Sarathi helpline. This helpline is designed to assist students experiencing difficulties in securing admissions, particularly in grant-aided and government schools.

DEO, Rural Kripa Jha emphasized that the helpline's primary goal is to ensure students can secure places in these schools. If schools encounter capacity issues, they are now allowed to increase class sizes. Through this helpline, the DEO office will provide necessary support to students facing admission challenges.

IMD issues heat warnings for 23 districts in Gujarat

On Tuesday, temperatures soared to 45 degrees Celsius in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, with Amreli, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar, Anand, and Vadodara recording 44 degrees Celsius. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an Orange Alert for 13 districts, including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Sabarkantha, Patan, Banaskantha, Anand, Rajkot, and Surendranagar.

Seventeen districts are under a heatwave alert, and a Yellow Alert has been issued for four districts. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions to protect themselves from the extreme heat.

Efforts to save trees and organisms amidst extreme heat

In response to the severe heat in Ahmedabad, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has declared a red alert and is implementing various measures to mitigate the effects. The intense heat poses a threat to organisms living in trees, prompting voluntary organisations and fire brigade personnel to undertake efforts to provide relief.

They have been sprinkling water on trees in different areas of the city, including Gujarat College, Shahpur, Kathwara, and Nikol, to help the trees cope with the extreme temperatures.

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