Bengaluru: Immediate treatment of Covid positive persons essential - Dr Narayan

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Bengaluru, Apr 16: Deputy chief minister and higher education minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan have underscored the need for immediate treatment of the Covid positive persons, early detection and identification of all infected persons for effective control of the surge in the pandemic.

Holding a virtual meeting with the officials of the Ramanagara district administration under his charge, in which Lok Sabha member and legislators from the district participated, on Friday, Dr Narayan laid out a three-point formula for effective control of the pandemic through early identification, detection and treatment of the infected people.

Dr Narayan, who is a medical doctor, advised that even fever and cold that are considered as most common by almost everybody should not be ignored and such persons must immediately undergo testing. It is necessary to ensure that the testing reports must be made available within a few hours of the test so as to start treatment if the reports were found to be positive.

"It is not correct to categorise the persons as symptomatic or asymptomatic and as soon as any of the symptoms of the Covid disease were noticed, treatment should be started. Early detection and treatment without delay will ensure that the disease will not turn serious and such infected persons may not find the need for admission in intensive care units or even depend on oxygen ventilators for breathing.  This will also minimize fatalities or complications,’’ he said.

The deputy chief minister underscored the need for all persons below 45 years to get themselves vaccinated as per the norms specified by the government and the district administration must gear itself for such protocols,’’ Dr Narayan said.

When legislator Ravi raised the issue of the staff shortage, the deputy chief minister directed the deputy commissioner of the district to make immediate arrangements for posting personnel and if there was a paucity of funds, the money available under the Disaster Management Fund can be used.

Ramanagara district has sufficient beds available for the treatment of Covid infected people. In addition, Dayanand Sagar and Rajarajeshwari Medical Colleges have a sufficient number of beds, he said.

The deputy chief minister asked the district administration and elected representatives to convince the people to get themselves vaccinated.

Deputy commissioner of Ramanagara, Rakesh Singh gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Covid management and containment situation in the district. District MP D K Suresh, legislators Anitha Kumaraswamy, Manjunath and Ravi, zilla panchayat chief executive officer Ikram, SP Girish, DHO Dr Niranjan and other officials participated in the meeting.




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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Immediate treatment of Covid positive persons essential - Dr Narayan ---- whole world knows that there is no treatment / cure for Covid-19 disease.... if a person is covid positivie without symptoms, what is the treatment?

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    I have a few questions for the minister- Which Test is approved by any FDA? Are there any treatments at present for any Viral Infections other than symptomatic? Any positive false or otherwise does indicate disease? Now coming to the second wave which our Karnataka doctor had come across he found the virus is more contagious means spreads faster it can't be traced or isolated as at that single day it infects most in the family. Secondly the virus has now mutated into less hostile & not life threatening like the first virus was thought to be. This time the symptoms are no cough or sore throat, cold or infection in the lungs, which now doesn't cause breathing difficulty or oxygen saturation level is very optimal level of 98(reading). Other symptoms persist like tiredness, body ache which is like in any other infections. What will be optimistic benefit of this mutated second wave, it would infect more people & now herd immunity is more closer than the first wave which was thwarted by unscientific measures of last year from giving herd immunity to the people. As German doctor & scientist who was part of Gates Foundation had warned to stop vaccinating while pandemic is raging so it won't mutate again into more deadly form instead of present mild form. Other major causes of mutations are using experimental drugs or medicines which too irritate the virus & causes it to mutate to circumvent them.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Is it a joke VS reality.

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  • Akil, Udupi/Bengaluru

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    But do we have the sufficient medical facility(Beds, Ventilators etc) to treat the worst ?

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Though the mortality rate is low every life is precious. Prevention is better than cure, so when eligible one should take the jab.One can still test positive or get infection but as the person will have antibodies the morbidity and mortality will be less . Vaccinated or not,if one develops symptoms of flu,loss of taste or smell , cough, fever should be on extra alert. If the oxygen saturation is low( those who can afford should keep a pulse oximeter at home - not very costly),or if one has breathing difficulty- contacting your doctor is a must though most of the treatment is supportive only.One should not panic as mortality is low, at the same time one should not be overconfident. Be Happy Be Healthy - if you are happy your body will produce endorphins and antibodies which will destroy the virus!!!

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Looks like he is getting ready for the third wave.

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  • Samir, Manipal

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    This is what happens when you leave all colleges open. You reap what you sow. All you can do is state facts which we already know

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    First try to control Political Rallies & Kumbh Mela ...

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