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25 Oxygen Concentrators to districts with more cases: Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar

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Rs 50,000 sanctioned to each Gram Panchayat for Covid management

Bengaluru: Health & Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said “25 oxygen concentrators will be provided to each district with more number of Covid cases.”

Speaking to media persons here on Thursday “the Minister said that state has received 800 concentrators recently which will be distributed to districts with more cases. Especially those districts like Hassan, Mandya, Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Chitradurga where there is lack of facilities,” he said.

We are working out to provide more assistance like ICU facility, oxygen etc in all the medical colleges across the state. I am visiting Tumakuru and Chitradurga and will also visit Davanagere, Haveri, Hubballi and Gadag medical colleges this week to review the situation, said Minister.

District administrations and all public representatives will be requested to participate actively in Covid containment activities. At present positivity rate is at 27%. We are aiming to reduce it further by 5%. IIT Kanpur has provided data based research inputs to other countries on Covid projections and centre has also advised on this. We are also working on reducing mortality rate, said Dr Sudhakar.

Chief Minister has decided to provide Rs 50,000 advance to all gram panchayats. Village task force committee will utilise this fund to shift Covid patients to Care centres, he added.

Other Points made by the Minister

• There is no point in hiding the statistics. We are conducting more than 1.25 lakh tests everyday. We are working to further to increase the number and get the report within 24 hours.

• Treatment is being provided to Mucormycosis patients. It is directed to give medicine according to the patient condition.

• Instructions have been given to monitor those who have recovered from Covid.

– Team Mysoorunews

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