Karnataka must be on guard at least till May to contain second wave: Dr Sudhakar  

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Bengaluru, Apr 5: Karnataka’s health and family welfare minister Dr K Sudhakar said the state needs to Covid-19 pandemic serious at least till the end of May and cannot afford to let its guard down.

Speaking to media in Bengaluru on Monday, the minister said the state’s Covid management technical advisory committee has cautioned the state government to be vigilant and must make all efforts to contain the second wave and save lives. 

"Public cooperation is very much paramount,’’ the minister said and cautioned all people to strictly adhere to the Covid management guidelines, follow social distancing norms, compulsory wearing of face marks, sanitization and frequent hand washing.

"As per experts' opinion, there is a possibility of more than 6,500 cases per day in Bengaluru alone. If we do not contain the spread, we will see a further surge in cases. If a situation arises, the chief minister is ready to take the suggestions of opposition parties as well,’’ he said.

Dr Sudhakar, who is also the minister in charge of medical education, emphasized the need for increasing Covid reserve beds in Victoria and Bowring hospitals

The state government will take all steps to ensure the availability of sufficient beds. There is a need to increase the percentage of beds reserved in private hospitals for Covid treatment from the existing 20%, said the minister.

"We may face a shortage of beds if the number of cases increases drastically. We have collected information regarding the availability of beds in government hospitals. We have also initiated talks with private hospitals to reserve beds for Covid treatment,’’ he said.

46 lac people vaccinated so far

The minister said all necessary measures have been taken to ensure a sufficient supply of vaccine to the state and there is no question of shortage.

"State has received 15 lac additional dosages of Covid Vaccine in two consignments to Bengaluru and Belagavi,’’ he said.

Pointing out that more than 46 lac people have been vaccinated so far, Dr Sudhakar said, "We were having 12 lac dosages and after a speaking with Union Health Ministry additional 15 lac dosages have been allocated to our state, of which 10 lac dosages have been sent to Bengaluru and 5 lac to Belagavi.’’

"I express my gratitude to the union government for this gesture,’’ he said.

"The number of cases has been reduced due to series of holidays. We can reduce it further if guidelines are properly followed,’’ he said.

Dr Sudhakar said the Prime Minister has interacted with eight states having a high incidence of positive cases and has suggested to take stringent measures.

"Maharashtra has already imposed tougher measures, let us not push ourselves into such a situation where tougher measures become inevitable,’’ he said making it clear that we should not underestimate the scale and speed at which infection is spreading.






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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    ಗಿಳಿ ಭವಿಷ್ಯ...

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    If stopped outsiders entering in on time, not needed to guard now. Politicians doing politics in virous tooo...

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  • Joe GONSALVES, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    As the saying goes PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE. The situation allover the country is bad and it is expedient that all people follow the advice of concerned people. Karnataka’s health and family welfare minister Dr K Sudhakar has warned people to take care and ensure that they take adequate steps to keep safe. It is an unfortunate situation which people have to face and ensure that they take unnecessary caution and follow MEDICAL ADVICE

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  • JM, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Govt. is only creating a hype about the vaccine. Why more of Covishield is being administered knowing very well the side effects. Covaxin which is prepared the traditional way needs to be promoted. Looks like some some money bags to promote Covishield. Recipients must be given the choice which vaccine they want to take

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    I am against lockdown,masks and sanitizers but I am not against vaccines,in fact I was amongst the first few who had written to our PM ( and many world leaders ) to manufacturer a vaccine and immunoglobulin for Covid on 17 February 2020 I have a letter of appreciation from French President for my efforts, and I have already taken the first jab-of Covaxin of Bharat Biotech ( which is a more time tested method - inactivated same virus,)but a few pertinent questions come to my mind. 1.vaccines are given so that antibodies are produced by the body against the virus, if someone has already got antibodies ( e.g. a person who has been infected and not immunocompromised )why is he asked to take a vaccine,esp. when we do not know how long the antibodies will last in either case.2.Why is wearing of mask compulsory after vaccination if vaccinations were effective.3.Unlike some other countries why are there travel restrictions in India even after vaccination, ideally there should be "vaccine passports"4.An ENT surgeon in Bangalore and a doctor couple in Ahmadabad tested positive after 2 doses+ 20 days.5.Intravascular clotting and deaths reported after vaccination in Germany,UK and European countries (Astra Zeneca similar to Covishield).6 Why vaccinate many unnecessary people for a not very lethal virus(Corona- which does not even give symptoms in 95% who tested positive).7 Why the expiry date (read shelf life) of a vaccine (Covisheild) has been extended.8.Why these vaccines are not made available at the chemist shop - like typhoid it DPT vaccines, so that those who want can take the jab from his family doctor.(except for the poor who should be given it free at govt hospital.9.Why immunoglobulins (which cost one tenth of these vaccines)- which are used for prevention as well as treatment of Covid not produced here ( US, Israel and some other countries have marketed the product).10.Why is not Guilian Barre syndrome (ascending polyneuritis - you can feel pain but cannot move) not mentioned as a side effect of the vaccine.(At least few cases have been reported in Karnataka already.,and many outside) , informed consent means all side effects have to be told before administration of medication.11.When you play with genetic material e.g. mRNA vaccines how are they declared safe in this generation itself (remember drug Thalidomide which was declared safe but - next generation children born without limbs).12.Also first preference of vaccine, after healthcare workers should be the age group 15 to 45 instead of oldies like me. Children have T lymphocytes produced by Thymus gland which atrophies as the child grows.Elderly may have immunity and crossimmunity due to exposure.It is the middle aged who are most exposed.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Correct but Gone are the days when vaccines used to be remedy or prevention. With communists infiltrated in vaccine pharma's R & D, western elite and communist vaccines have become more population control and hightech (nano particle) mind control business for communist supremacy with current advancement in technology including Luciferase technology (or to say communist and elites misusing technology with Big Tech and media under their control only their views are projected, rest all come under conspiracy theory) This is what all about Covid 19. Globalists or western one world people and communists using virus bringing down economy with shutdowns, loss of employment, debt, crashing financial institutions, to make common man life miserable. God only knows what are their other plans with vaccines which Big Pharma and their agents push them for big money. Hope the vaccine only not generate more mutants (already happening) to further down the economy. Like Event 201 simulated for covid 19, there is also The SPARS Pandemic 2025 to 2028 seems simulated in 2017 as per Johns hopkins center for health security document available online. Also there is a Songbird movie for covid 23. These ruthless communists bring out movies, simulation to brainwash people, enact them to control and reduce the population, grab world resources and finally trying to control and rule the world through these binary weapon grade viruses and experimental (vaccines after) vaccines to bring their downsized new world order or one world government.

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