Karnataka Cabinet allocates Covid responsibilities to ministers

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Bengaluru, May 4: Obviously unhappy with the work of health and family welfare minister Dr K Sudhakar, who is also the medical education minister, of all responsibilities pertaining to the handling of the Covid situation in the state, the State Cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday has allocated responsibilities of the district in-charge ministers of the respective districts to be in charge of providing oxygen, beds, Remidisvir and other requirements in the district.

The State Cabinet at its meeting presided over by chief minister B S Yediyurappa, declared that media persons will be considered frontline workers and provided with free vaccine.

The State Cabinet has entrusted industries minister Jagadish Shettar as in-charge of oxygen centres and to coordinate with central government to see that there is no shortage of oxygen.

Deputy chief minister and higher education minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, who has already been appointed two days back as the new chief of the Covid Task Force, has been asked to coordinate with all medical colleges in the state and see to it that there is no shortage of Remidisvir medicine and human resources.

Home, as well as law and parliamentary affairs minister Basavaraj Bommai and revenue minister R Ashok, have been asked to look into the requirement of beds in government and private hospitals

Minister Aravinda Limbavali has been given charge of the BBMP War Room.

However, no specific responsibility has been given to Dr Sudhakar, who is apparently been under fire for his handling of the Covid management as well as the problems in Chamarajanagar district and other districts as well.

The chief minister said the state government has discussed with the central government to make use of oxygen supplied by Karnataka's Jindal Company in the state as the number of Covid cases in neighbouring Maharashtra has come down.

It also ratified the appointment of senior IAS officer Shivayogi Kalasad, managing director of KSRTC, to probe the deaths of 24 persons due to shortage of oxygen in Chamarajanagar district on May 3 and submit a report in three days.

The state government has coordinated with the central government for more supply of Remidisvir medicine, the chief minister said and mentioned that he had discussed the issue of distribution and availability of Remdesivir medicines with senior government officials.






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  • tds, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Arrived in the VIP park....

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 05 2021

    This shows the wisdom of chief minister

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Nataka company making preparation for " Go Corona go go go" We are dombarata Co. New Cow urine therapy Will make you all happy

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    No foresight, no planning, no preparations, absolutely unprepared. Now reactive measures and desperate fire fighting.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Hope all Cabinet Ministers and CM get Covid and face the situation no oxygen. Let them feel the the pain of every person.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Are they playing musical chairs - seems so in the photo. Run away when the corona music plays. When silence of death beckons hold on to you seats of power.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    With total failure of Modi govt. at centre, we should appreciate the state govt. under Yediurappa trying the level besttoamahe the situation

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  • Praveen, Kasargod

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Let each minister including the CM go o the roads and see what's happening there, as they went to ask for 'valuable' votes during election. Covid management is already out of control. They can take the example of Kerala in handling the situation. Don't sit within the four walls. Do something to the suffering people of Karnataka., Can think of distributing food kits every month as Kerala has been doing from past several months...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, May 04 2021

    BJP and its competent ministers is like day and night. If there is a single competent leader in BJP then it’s not BJP. If a professional doctor as health minister can not control a health issue in the state the it says lot about the credentials of that minister. Only god can help us and get out of this catastrophe.

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    Tue, May 04 2021

    Lack of basic medical facilities is the major reason for death other than covid. Total failure of the powers to be to provide the amenities.

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