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Spike in Covid-19 cases: Decision on further measures after all party meeting, says Minister Sudhakar

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Bengaluru: Decision on the next set of measures to contain second wave of Covid-19 will be taken in the all party meeting to be chaired by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar.

He was speaking to the media here on Friday after attending an high-level meeting with chief minister regarding Covid situation.

An all party meeting is scheduled to be held on Sunday which will be chaired by CM himself. Decision will be taken on controlling the pandemic after a detailed discussion. Government will also seek the advise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said.

We have ensured there is no shortage of Remdesivir in the state. A tender has been floated to purchase 84,000 units of Remdesivir. We have already established sufficient oxygen plants to meet the demand. Tenders have been floated to establish oxygen plants at all districts, said Sudhakar.

While 95% of the infected persons have no or mild symptoms during second wave. Only 5% need hospitalization. Therefore, it is requested that only those with severe symptoms must approach hospitals for treatment. We have instructed the private hospitals to admit only those who need critical care and open quarantine centres in collaboration with hotels for asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients, said the Minister.

Test report within 24 hours

It has come to my notice that there is delay in getting Covid report. I have instructed the labs to give test reports within 24 hrs of collecting the sample.

Explaining the steps taken by the government to contain the spread the minister said that, we have ensured all necessary steps to provide treatment to covid patients. 50% beds must be reserved in private hospitals. Nodal officers have been appointed to every hospital to supervise and streamline bed availability. One ambulance is deployed in each BBMP ward. Hand Stamping and strict vigilance of those in quarantine will be ensured. Additional health care staff will be recruited on temporary contract basis, he said.

Free treatment is available for Covid patients in government hospitals and government referred patients in private hospitals. No fee should be charged for final rituals of deceased. 49 shraddhanjali ambulances have been dedicated for final rites of deceased , said the Minister.

Other Points discussed in the meeting

• 1000 beds in Government medical colleges and Government hospitals, 5,000 beds in Private medical colleges are reserved for Covid patients.

• Centre had been requested to allocate additional 5,000 oxygen cylinders

• Strict implementation of Containment and micro containment zone guidelines.

• Availability of 108 ambulance and other facilities at Bengaluru and all district centres.

• 400 ambulances for Bengaluru alone.

– Team Mysoorunews

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