Mangaluru: DK receives 21.5 tonnes oxygen, 7,000 Covishield doses

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 5: Dakshina Kannada (DK) district has received a total of 21.5 tonnes of oxygen. As much as 5.5 tonne oxygen was received on Tuesday evening, and two consignments, one of seven tonnes, and the other nine tonnes, would be received by Wednesday morning. This oxygen will be stored in 26 private hospitals and five government hospitals. This was stated by deputy commissioner of the district Dr Rajendra K V.

He said that as of now, the district has no shortage of oxygen and in normal course, the district gets oxygen once in two days. "We have informed the government about the shortfall in oxygen supply from Palakkad on account of raw material problem. We have also suggested to get the oxygen needed from Ballari alternatively," he explained.

District in-charge minister, Kota Srinivas Poojary, said that only 15 percent of coronavirus patients in the district require medical oxygen. He said that the attention of Jagadish Shettar, who is in-charge of oxygen related issues, will be urged to provide additional quantum of oxygen to the district.

Udupi district surgeon Dr Madhusudan Nayak, said that the district hospital has stock of 3,000 litres of oxygen which might be sufficient for five to six days. He said that oxygen was supplied on Tuesday. As the number of patients requiring oxygen is increasing, 400 to 500 litres of oxygen is needed by the hospital every day, he stated.

Dakshina Kannada receives 7,000 Covishield doses

Dakshina Kannada district, on Tuesday May 4, received 7,000 Covishield vaccine doses from Bengaluru. From Wednesday, vaccines will be administered in the taluk and district hospital along with primary health centres and sub-centres too.

On Tuesday, first dose was administered to 166 persons aged over 60. As many as 472 received the second dose, the district administration stated.

Several health workers got the first dose while 39 got the second dose. Three frontline workers got the first dose while 27 got the second dose of the vaccine. As total of 350 persons in the age group between 45 and 60 got the first dose while 126 got the second dose. As the vaccine availability was restricted, a few centres hung the 'no vaccination board on Tuesday.

Health officials have said that the people who were administered Covaxin vaccine in the first dose need not panic, as it is enough if the second dose is administered within three months after getting the first dose.

Udupi district does not have enough stock of Covishield vaccine. Therefore, people who got the first dose over eight weeks numbering 947 have to be vaccinated on priority. Therefore, those who have exceeded eight weeks gap after the first dose can call the ASHA workers and get the second dose of the vaccine, the deputy commissioner said.

In a release, he further stated that the district does not have stock of Covaxin vaccine. He said that immediately after the same is supplied, those who got first dose over six weeks ago will be given second dose on priority. In the coming days, people who already have first dose will get preference. ASHA workers will convey information to the people and facilitate administration of first dose. Till then those who have not got the first doses have to wait for the vaccine, he stated.







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  • Melric Lobo, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Health officials say that Covaxin second dose can be taken upto 3 months later.i.e.12weeks.I dont think it is right.Everywhere it states as 4-6 weeks for Covaxin.Let not the health officials make such statements which will put the public in trouble.The co. website also states 28-42 days.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    They should have setup temporary branches for vaccine productions in each state.

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  • Souparnika, Kavoor

    Wed, May 05 2021

    What about covaxin?? My parents are given 1st dose of covaxin and waiting for 2nd dose. Already 30 days are over after 1st dose administration. But that vaccine is not available anywhere in dakshina Kannada as per cowin app. Clueless of what next.

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Which vaccine is having PM's photo?

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  • Brian, Mlore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Its studied Covaxin is more safe and effective over AstraZeneca Covishield. There is considerable difference between dosage intervals among these two vaccines. But cost is high for Covaxin.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    What about Covexin? Still not ordered? Or waiting for PM advise?

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    High preference should be given to public transports worker, shopkeepers , bank employee and those who indulge in public service..then only 70-80%of the transmission chain can be broken

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  • Munna, Dakshina kannada

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Those vaccines won't reach to common man. Lower cast peoples are still slaves here. This is based on my experience. Wen one of my frnd gone to visit his frnd house, unfortunately his frnd born in an upper cast family. They kicked him out. Still those people's are living in 19th century. Like wise these vaccines won't reach to poor peoples.

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  • jb, mlore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Misleading , Your friend who was lower caste was invited by upper caste friend and all of them threw him out the upper caste friends house ??? too much of binge watching movies leads to these idiotic comments . Grow up , it used to be many years back ,now its doesnot happen unless you have some other agenda

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  • Rahul Kejar, mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Munna Bhai MBBS...PPl should not rely on whatsapp university

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  • Munna, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Come down to villages. These r happening. Few of Old generation people still not have changed there mind . They think they r still king

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Please note that Udupi district gets it entire supply from DK and current stock is zero Also exactly how much is daily requirement because this only appears to be a few tankers at best. Please note that DK gets its entire supply from kerala which is also in the grip of covid.

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 05 2021

    DK population and kota for DK. But We have kota minister

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Only 7000 doses. .. What happened to the chest thumping of supplying vaccines to 80+ countries and keeping own country in excess shortage. He is just a prachar mantri.. Just cares about his image. People are dying and the prachar mantri is right now vanished. Health minister says we are well prepared compared to last year... I rest my case here.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Hussein Abudhabi,may be the said person is under quarantine for long?or is tired from election rally?Anyway we had our first shot of Moderna ,and second will be getting after 5 weeks.No Astra Z will be injected.only BioNtech and moderna.Some do inject Astra instead of throwing.Actuelly all these vaccines are produced in India .but why there isnt for own people?Anyone is hoarding to sell on higher price?

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    7000 vaccine doses is peanuts....

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    When vaccines were available in large numbers only peanut size amount of people went ahead to take it. Now when situation has gone bad all are scared and want vaccines.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Even if ALL had gone it would it still have been too little too late. Vaccination was planned only for senior citizens and that too not all if you consider rural population. That excuse should be buried now that we see the correct numbers. Even Covid panel had predicted 1.2 lac DAILY cases back in March for may considering vacation rates.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    If all aged and senior citizens would have taken atleast the number of hospitalisation and death would have reduced now we are having unimaginable death numbers...

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  • Karkera, Attavar

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Get your facts right Daniel. It was never available on large numbers which is why government made it eligible only for 60+ age group upto 31 st March. And ever since the 45+ were eligible in April vaccines fell there is no vaccine for anyone. What were they thinking when they announced 18+ to be administered from may 1st when they don't have stock for the second dose to be given to those who took their first doses early March.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Praise the Lord ...

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