Vaccinated over 48 lac, high mortality rate in young-middle aged is worrying: Dr Sudhakar

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Bengaluru, Apr 6: Karnataka is in the 6th position in the country with over 48 lac people receiving the Covid vaccine shots already, Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar told media in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

The Health and Family Welfare Minister said the State has vaccinated 48.05 lac people till yesterday and 1,95,554 people have got the jab in last 24 hours.

Over 22.5 lac people who received vaccination are above the age of 60 years, he said pointing out that 10.4 lac people are in the 45-59 age group.

Karnataka is in 6th position in the country in implementing the vaccination drive. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are other states leading the drive, he said.

He said the Union government has responded positively for our request and provided additional 15 lac dosages of vaccine yesterday, he added

Mortality among young, middle age group is cause of concern

Dr Sudhakar said more than 1 lac cases have been reported in the country in last 24 hours and the mortality rate is also increasing.

“High mortality rate among middle aged and young people is a serious matter of concern. I have directed the Technical Advisory Committee to conduct a death audit,’’ he said.

The Health Minister said the second wave is spreading faster now than the first wave last year.

“We cannot predict the severity of the situation right now, but we are prepared,’’ he said.

As many as 33,697 beds have been reserved for Covid cases in the State, the minister said.

There are 15,733 oxygenated beds available in government hospitals out of which 10,083 beds have been reserved for Covid cases.

“We have also directed the private hospitals to increase the Covid reserved beds to 20%. We need to increase the number if more cases are detected, people have to be cautious in this situation,’’ he said.

The Minister said, “We have received requests from movie industry to remove the restrictions on occupancy and allow 100% seating in cinema halls. I will discuss the issue with Chief Minister, who will then take a decision.’’

The Technical Advisory Committee has submitted a report 20 days back regarding the guidelines to be followed in cinema halls, marriage halls, public transport, schools etc.

The Chief Minister has taken the decision after consulting with everyone concerned.

“Maharashtra has announced strict measures including weekend lockdowns. We should not push ourselves to similar situation in our State. People should cooperate in this regard,’’ he said.

Vaccine will reduce severity in infection

It is not true that one will become completely immunised from Covid infection once he/she is vaccinated. However, severity of infection will be less in those who have received vaccination, he explained.

“People who have got vaccine are not facing severity in infection. We have seen instances where those who have not taken vaccine are getting admitted to ICUs. I urge all eligible persons to take the vaccine without any hesitation,’’ the Minister said.

Health workers have to be model to the society in getting the vaccine. If they are not getting it, we cannot ask others to take it, he said.






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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    When vaccines have taken their first baby steps claiming that they reduce severity of infections of so called corona is just propaganda. Secondly youngsters facing more danger than those people with comorbidities is yet another myth. When 95% of people are asymptomatic according to their own data which means they are healthy & nothing to worry about, it is nothing but targeting the largest population percentage to market vaccines can be seen here. Some people think when I write asymptomatic people don't spread the virus as they are healthy as dangerous statement. Now ask any doctor who comes to them to get tested or treated? People with symptoms with underlying diseases come & not healthy people with no symptoms at all. If people don't have any disease then they are healthy without any symptoms is common sense. There is nothing inside them to spread, & people should know the very Basis of Germ Theory is a big lie which wrong direction needs to be stopped to heal people through colonizing their oral as well as gut flora with healthy colony of bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi which in reality aid our digestion, burning of fuel inside our cells to produce energy & better utilization of nutrients we consume. If we eliminate one strain of any viruses(through vaccines) then other docile strains occupy their space & become more virulent & aggressive as scientists have found out when they did vaccinate teenage girls against one strain of HPV. German doctor wrote letters to WHO & other countries to stop vaccinating while pandemic is raging is one more point to be noted too, as the viruses inside mutate & are spreading the waves either real or not according to him. Lastly I want anybody to test 5 G radiation in the vicinity of people getting positive results as Maharashtra doctor showed live with the test meter, it crossed the danger limit there of around 7 & 8 while it was below 3.5 reading a month back when cases of corona were down. Strangely there too birds died!

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    "Health workers have to be model to the society in getting the vaccine. If they are not getting it, we cannot ask others to take it, he said."....!!!!!!! This means that even health workers are not believing in the Bhooth created by the Government...????

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  • Joe D'Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Joke of the day during these Covid days. Request by Cinema Halls for 100 percent capacity when Distant Rule is in effect. Health Minister is going to consult CM about it makes much sense. Let's wait and see who shakes big bundle of money and theater will be full with everyone hugging each other. There will not be any space for Corona Virus to enter.

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  • Hegde, Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    There has been irresponsibility in ---Public programs/Places of worship / Big marriages etc etc - No masks - Social distancing norms not followed- As though All Hunky Dory - in the last months and these are the consequences - Added the Virus is One /Two steps ahead as per experts and is mutating fast for its own survival - There are variants - UK /S.AFRICA etc which are more lethal It is also now being researched by Experts /Data collection in progress --- whether the efficacy of vaccines developed are suitable for the new variants - So extreme caution is necessary-

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Allow everyone above 18 years of age to take vaccines. 18 to 45 are the most found on roads, buses, theaters, malls , colleges schools and bars!!!

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  • Joe GONSALVES, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    This is a hundred year old person saying KUDOS to Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar for his interest in his people and taking appropriate action in ensuring that proper medical steps are taken to protect the people in Karnataka. Indeed the situation is taking a bad turn and it is expedient that all individuals follow the guidelines provided by The Health Minister and protect themselves

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    If we compare the second wave of covid to the second wave of Spanish Flu of 1919 exactly 100 years back there are some similarities and many differences.Those days there were no antibiotics like today and people died of secondary bacterial infection rather than the virus.Virologist say that faster the virus spreads less lethal it is.What is seen in the second wave is that younger people are affected and people without comorbidities are affected. Masks, sanitizers and lockdown ( and banging thaali , lightning diyas) have failed to stop the spread.the only hope is vaccine. Instead of exporting more vaccines, India should allow all above 15 to get vaccinated (if they wish) ,export the surplus vaccines only,- It is said "Charity begins at home."

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  • TJ, Mysore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Numbers and statistics are published to push their narrative and not reflect the ground reality.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    How can anyone claim 'high death rate' WITHOUT providing the actual numbers? Indeed, just the numbers will not suffice. The statistics will be meaningful if each and every comorbidity of the diseased in counted and included in the report (as is done in the First World countries). Otherwise it would be just info provided by the Medicine-Industry lobby.

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