Ahmedabad News Roundup | AMA's 'Doc on Call' during holidays to Dhanteras jewelry rush & more
Stay informed about the latest happenings in the city with this Ahmedabad News Roundup, covering everything from AMA's 'Doc on Call' free health consultations during holidays to the Dhanteras jewelry rush in the city. Explore AMC's proactive plan to prevent suicide rates at Sabarmati bridges and more.
'Doc on Call' free services for health consultations during holidays
Recognizing the increased demand for medical services during the festive season when many doctors are on break, the Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA) has announced the launch of voluntary telephonic medical consultancy services.
This 'on-call' service, offered by over 50 doctors across different areas of the city, will be provided free of charge. The list of participating doctors and their contact details will be available on the AMA website, ensuring accessible and timely medical guidance for citizens during the holidays.
Jewelers go the extra mile for Dhanteras rush: Rent additional parking spaces
In anticipation of the high footfall expected during Dhanteras, jewelers take proactive measures to accommodate the surge in customers. On this auspicious day, the demand for gold and other jewelry skyrockets, leading several jewelry shops on CG Road to make additional parking arrangements.
To facilitate customer parking during the festive season, these shops have rented nearby society and bungalow parking spaces.
Suicide prevention signs to come up at city bridges
In response to the alarming number of deaths in the river from 2014 to 2022, totaling 1,561, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to take preventive action. Recognizing the rising mental health and anxiety issues leading to extreme measures, the AMC plans to install suicide prevention signboards on seven bridges spanning the Sabarmati River in the city.
These signs will carry the message 'suicide is not the solution' along with a toll-free number for assistance and guidance. This initiative aims to encourage those in distress to seek help and provide a supportive resource in times of need.
Ambli-iskcon road to illuminate with festive spirit
The state government announced on Thursday that buildings along the prime Ambli-Iskcon road will be adorned with lights from Dhanteras until the culmination of the festive season. Collaborating with AMC and GIHED Credai for the project, the state government aims to beautify the area and showcase various architectural themes.
Through this initiative, AMC and GIHED Credai intend to convey the message of 'Maru Shaher Maru Ghar,' aspiring to enhance the city's aesthetic appeal and garner international recognition during Diwali.