Ahmedabad: If reports are to be believed, then the Gujarat government has become the first state in the country to treat COVID-19 patients based on faith. 

As per the report on The Indian Express, the hospital wards are separated based on religious faith. There are separate wards for Hindus and Muslims. 

The report says that coronavirus patients and suspected cases are treated based on faith at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital that is home to 1,200 beds. 

It is said that the superintendent of the hospital, Dr Gunvant H Rathod, attributed this decision of division of wards based on religion to the government. According to the report, a ward for Hindu patients and another for Muslim patients have been created as per the state government's decision. However, deputy chief minister and health minister Nitin Patel claimed that he was not aware of such development.