MP, MLAs condemn Kerala’s request to open Mangaluru-Kasargod border


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Apr 2: MLA Vedavyasa Kamath and Dr Y Bharath Shetty as well as MP of Dakshina Kannada Nalin Kumar Kateel have strongly condemned the pressurizing tactics of Kerala chief minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan with the central government to open the border to give access to the city of Mangaluru for people of Kerala state.

In series of tweets, MLA Vedavyas Kamath ridiculed Kerala CM Vijayan and said, "Why Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, who had challenged chief minister of UP, Adityanath Yogi that Kerala has the best medical facilities in the country, is asking for help from hospitals in Mangaluru?


(L to R): Vedavyasa Kamath, Nalin Kumar Kateel and Dr Bharath Shetty

"The man who had made a false propaganda that the King of Dubai has donated Rs 700 crore as flood relief to Kerala and insulted the country saying that PM Modi has not given any compensation is asking the help of the very PM today?

"One of the basic facility for citizens is healthcare and people of Kasargod rely on Mangaluru city for the same. What kind of development is yours then which you boast? No. We will not allow our borders to open come whatever may."

MP of Dakshina Kannada district Nalin Kumar Kateel also echoed the same sentiments of MLA Vedavyas Kamath and wrote on his twitter account "The only way to counter coronavirus (Covid-19) is to maintain social distance. The borders of all the districts in the state are closed in order follow the same. It is really foolishness to ask to open the border of Karnataka and allow the Keralites to be treated in Mangaluru.

"It is really a tragedy that the Kerala government, which boasted that theirs is #Kerala Model in the whole country, is depending on other state for medical facilities of its citizens. During a crisis like Covid-19, the protection of people of our state is our first priority. There is no doubt about it.

"No one has stopped people from Kerala coming to Mangaluru for medical treatment at other times. But protecting the people of respective states during the Covid-19 crisis is the responsibility of state governments. So Karnataka government has taken certain steps to protect its citizens.

"Covid-19 cases are in whole of Karnataka state are far lesser than that of Kasargod district of Kerala alone. If the border of Karnataka is opened for Kerala, there is no doubt that they will come to Mangaluru for treatment. It is not right on the part of Karnataka government to put our people in jeopardy during this crisis.

"People of Kasargod and Mangaluru have always lived in harmony. Till today, be it education or medical treatment, no one has stopped people from Kasargod from coming to Mangaluru. But the present situation is different. Dear Pinarayi Vijayan, do not create conflict between us and people of Kasargod, in order to gain political benefit. Please provide them with required medical facilities."

MLA of Surathkal constituency Dr Bharath Shetty also supported the decision of state government of not opening the border to Kerala and tweeted, "While your party was boasting about healthcare facilities in your state, why are you now approaching court to get your patients treated in Mangaluru? Admit that you have failed miserably to provide healthcare facilities in Kerala.

"Fifty per cent of Covid-19 cases in Wenlock are from Kasargod. With the failure of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's administration and healthcare facilities, Kasargod alone has more than 100 cases of Covid-19. We cannot let this Pandemic to spread to Dakshina Kannada."

 

  

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  • Lanslara, nakre karkala

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    kasargod, kerala, bhatkal, this all are same and we already allowed them through mangalore airport. to bring the gold enough

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  • William, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Thanks to our politicians for supporting our people. This is serious issue and if we do not care then we have to regret..

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  • Mr shetty, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    One thing what people of Kerala must understand that we are not doing this for some politically reasons
    When the dam is filled with water fully, they don't see that if they open the gates of the dam some people might have problems from it, Instead they open the gates of the dam so that the dam doesn't break and collapse, Because if that happens then the damage will be even more worst than just opening the gates of the dam.

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  • Ashwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    What does Kasargod and Kerala Have..
    Luxury Malls, Lulu, Luxury Cars, Single digit Number plates, Every Galli has a Cafe, Lavish houses, incredible Tourism, Tons and tons of Gold, Awesome Airports with best flight timings and amazing Connectivity, Low tax compared to Karnataka, And a lot more..

    What they Don't have?
    Basic Hospitals??

    Took away everything from Mangalore, Not only here but also in the UAE and other. Gulf regions.. And now they want DK to be infected? Utter Nonsense.

    A BIG BIG no on opening the border. any

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  • Naveen, Surathkal

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    I believe Kerala is apart of Indian Subcontinent and it is not in Pakistan
    Please don’t politicize the corona try to save the people
    Allow the people who are in Medical emergency
    If Kerala had ruled by bJP these three politicians would not have uttered any words
    Be an Indian first

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  • Nik, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Naveen, there's no telling who has corona or not without the swob test. Results will take a day. Anyone can be a carrier of the virus and not have symptoms. No fever, no throat pain. Nothing. They will walk among us absolutely healthy and make everyone sick with whom they come in contact with. That's why nobody can be allowed to cross the border as everyone is a potential carrier of the virus. The place is infected and many are immune to the virus carrying and spreading it to the rest.

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  • Thinker, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Sir I understand your humanity and concern but you need to understand that to save 10 people you can't risk live's of 1000, in times like this difficult decisions need to be made. You might b sitting in comfort of your house and writing this comment but there are 1000 of police, doctor, nurses, workers who are working out facing this danger who are daughter,son, father, mother, brother, sister so we need to think abt them also. Currently we r blessed to be going out getting grocery other items for r family if they allow infected ppl we wouldn't hv tat also. Plus you need to understand if this spreads in mlore then we need bed hospital for our ppl. If it's already filled then wre will we go.. I hope this makes sense to you and next time wen u feel the need to comment u will think and then comment.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    We will listen only to PM Narendra Modi ...

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Kerala state has taken it's people for granted. They have opened beautiful Shopping malls, Airports & Jewellery showrooms for the benefit of NRI's. Other than that there is nothing in Kerala be it industries or hospitals. Because of Kerala students, our local students are not getting medical or nursing seats in any of the private hospitals due to the NRI money. Please don't open the borders at any cost.

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Kerala is one of the few or probably the only State, where Government can’t afford to take people for granted as the political consciousness of people is very high and people don’t vote for money or looking at the stature of one state / national leader. I completely agree that there are no industries, but there are definitely very good hospitals across and in fact the best public health system in the country. Of course, Kasaragod is a lot neglected and also there is a dearth of good private hospitals.

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  • Alexies Saldanha, Kudla/Melbourne: Australia

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Naresh, Kerala

    Don't misguide people, I have lived and done Research in Kerala. There are no Industries, proper hospitals in Kerala and health system is pathetic. They don't have good educational Institutions, their NRI children study in neighbouring state like Karnataka & Tamil Nadu.
    All they done is built 4 International Airports, lavish houses, Jewellery showrooms and some cafe shops.

    Majority of Keralites work in other neighbouring states &in the gulf.
    High time they build hospitals & proper medical facilities.

    We have no ill feelings towards Keralites especially people of Kasargod & Kannur, due to dangerous situation of Covid 19, it is impossible to open the borders to treat their patients. There is 100% possibility the virus would spread entire DK district.

    So please don't open the border, let Kerala govt find the way to treat their own people.
    Follow the lockdown guideline & be safe, be healthy and stay at home all the time.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Neighborhood states must start caron hospital in their state to save people. The central and state government work on it without delay by using railway or hotels so that no life is lost

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  • Kudla da kori, MANGALORE

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    About 90%, nurses working in Mangalore - let me explain there r no good colleges in Kerala and the fees is very high... I have worked in their college and their educational system is the worst u can ever find. So their nurses come to Mangalore for better education and better career opportunities. They r not coming to serve our manglorean community. Once they obtain required experience they fly... We dont have to worry that they will not go back til they achieve their goal. And it is the manglorean nurses who work selflessly... If u want to weigh quality and quantity then manglorean nurses and quality and keralite nurses are quantity .. we are stil sufficient to provide quality nursing care in our hospitals.. and if they don't come to Mangalore for education and hospital we still have people from other states coming to mangalor for education and treatment... Mangalore is awarded 8th position with relation to health care.

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  • Gokul, Guruvayoor

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Please google the statewise ranking of medical facilities in india. And wat abt UM mk ister told abt kerala nurses.. the people from northern kasargode is comimg to mangalore as its near to their place. And number of corona cases reported more on our place os bcoz of the number or test we did.. on an avg we did 200 test per million people and u did 57 test per million.. any way our prayrs are with u....

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  • Pavana Nair, Cochin

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    You are having world class hospital shift them there . It is hardly 1 hour journey as roads are empty! Will you allow Tamil Nadu patients to be treated in cochin?

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Please open the boarder for our fellows kerlite They all good in heart.

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    No. Never. We can't put people of Dakshina Kannada in trouble. That is our first priority. After all when the border was open there was a free flow of anti social elements causing trouble during anti CAA protest. Better keep the border closed for an indefinite period.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    You mean to say border people along with farm house activities need to build farm hospital too... Huminitration basis we should allow emergency cases other than Corona patients otherwise where they will go?

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  • Irfan Nazir Ahmed, USA

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Sahil COVID-19 will not see whether the person is good heart or bad, nor it will see whether the person is from Keralities or Mangloreans. It better border to be closed for both the state, it will be good for coming lock-down weeks.

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  • Abdul Sattar, Saudi/Kasaragod

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    There is a saying in English that one cannot choose our families or our neighbours. Be wise mangalore politicians, don't paint every kasaragod patient as having corona. Get away from your ignorance and fear. We need to help each other in times of distress, and not fuel seeds of communalism

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  • Nik, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Dear Abdul. Educate yourself about corona first before talking. A person doesn't need to have symptoms to spread corona. He can be immune to it but be a carrier and get a 100 people around him sick. While that person will be healthy and be alive. So yes, Nobody can enter since they can be carriers.

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  • Mr India, Kudla

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    A state which calls itself No 1 in everything , let it provide the basic facility. Dakshina Kannada has absolutely got nothing from Kerala, except some intakes for medical colleges and hospitals. We can proudly stay for ourself. Kerala should remember DK at times of good as well.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Abdul Sattar,
    A very simple question for you. Do you guys really practice what you preach here to help each other in times of distress, that too especially in gulf at your place of work. I would say out of experience in majority cases 200% NO. Being neighbors forget about helping, instead first try to kick out by hook or crook all non Malabaris from their jobs and get one of yours in his place. Only the strongest can survive .. otherwise pack up and leave. Now what kind of help each other you are preaching.

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  • Citizen, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    This is one of the unified response what all the people of Mangalore were expecting from their leaders.
    Its not the time we take any chances and argue to who the Highway belongs during this epidemic/crisis.
    As they all echoed Kerala has enough medical collages to have their sicknesses/sick ones treated and it is not a right time to pull the legs of neighbors and ask them involve with their sufferings.

    We cannot jeopardize /sacrifice an entire city and let me people die just because the Kerala Administration/Govt does not know how to make the needful arrangements or to that matter of fact they may not have the credibility/tactics to face the crisis.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Looks like, after the crises, we will have to go to Potta and pray for forgiveness for having let down our brothers and sisters in dire need during the corona crisis.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Issue is not mangalore vs kasaragod or Karnataka vs Kerala. Its one of strict adherence to lock down rules to prevent the spread as much as one could keep a safe distance from ones own family members. I wish people of kasaragod understand this in a larger context. Its silly to discuss why kasaragod is not developed and rely on mangalore! We both rely on each other and meed each other but for now reluctantly compelled to close thd for sometime. Sorry kasaragodians!

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    It would be prudent not to vitiate inter state relationships with political rhetoric in such delicate matters and leave it to the PM to take a decision.

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  • SM Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    It's a totally wrong move, we must allow kerala selected patients, so many people from kasaragod already died due to lack of health facilities, today Mangalore city economy is risen because of Kerala students capitation and patients business, otherwise all commercial colleges, hospitals and doctors would not be so rich. However we accepted these three politicians, they are also not from Mangalore city including Kamath from Traci and why can't accept kerala people, Kasaragod was under South Kanara before divisions of Madras presidency... However first we are human and Vasudev Kutumbam is our tradition.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    S. Shetty, yes it is true that educational institutions, run by private wealthy individuals and institutions are reaping the harvest, from capitation fees, generated by NRI and out station students. The locals are left high n dry, with NIL employment opportunities for survival... These infected patients, will further threaten the lives of local residents. How will they survive if Covid19 pandemic, overwhelms, DK district ???

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    COVID19 is a temporary thing we cannot do this to our neighbors who helped big time to develop Mangalore city.

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  • Neil, Kasaragod

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Dont forget 90% of nurses and para medical staffs working in mangalore hospitals are keralites. If they go on strike protesting mangalore neta's attitude...... all hospitals in mangalore will have to shut their doors.

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  • riyaz, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    No problem...we have enough nurses from Mangalore. Very good move from DK leaders

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    It looks like you just landed in Kasargod from some alien land and have no knowledge about history of Mangalore and its medical and educational institutions. You first take care of your Kasargod and need not worry about Mangalore. We have more than enough hands to take Care of Mangalore and its institutions.

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  • riyaz, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    absolutely correct. its better to close down the border permanently.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    If they had options to work in their home state, they would have worked in Kerala itself. They wouldn't have come here. They enjoy in Mangalore more than in their home town. And haa, if they go on strike, Mangalore has sufficient population to come forward for doing social work and volunteering... You concentrate on your work and not on the work of our politicians... Please don't try to discourage us...

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    If Mangalore had not received patients from neighbor state, the story would have been different now.

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  • Cynthia, Cynthia

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Why story would have been different? Why the patients were coming? Not because to improve our state. But there are no hospitals... If they had neither their patients would come here nor their nurses would have been working here. You open for the reality... Just don't defend. You are speaking about foreign currency... They study here and work abroad and send currency there to their native place. Not to mangaluru. As I said, because of too much pouring commission to the agents we don't get seat here. Don't forget to have a look on our mangaluru railways stations which they have made mangalapuram...they don't want to call as Mangaluru. Till here we showed our humanity...

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  • Save my India, India.

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Neil, Kasargod.

    Kerala has too much money to build international air ports, why haven't they been able to build decent hospitals all these years given the fact there are too many NRIs from that state, and as you claimed, the so called brigade of Kerala nurses too??

    Let all Keralites in Karnataka go on strike, we will never allow them to return later, even if Pannari will beg us.

    We will also ban all Keralites from Karnataka, who are not bonafide residents of our beloved State.

    Remember my words.

    Jai Hind!!!

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Save my India it would be opposite if we stop keralites to come to Mangalore. It is easy to comment.

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  • Nik, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Dear Neil. I've worked in the HR of hospitals and I very well know how much these kerela nurses want to work in India. The minute they finish Thier 1 year experience, they come to collect their certificates to run to the middle East or the West. So get this fairytale out of your head that mangalore depends on keralite nurses. It's a loss for every hospital when they leave after a year. Hospitals have started making bonds of 2 yrs with them. I was admitted in Yenepoya, and all I saw was mangalorean nurses. Only 1 keralite nurse was there and that too a intern.

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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Same thing I heard from an administrator of a hospital in a metro city. Nurses from Kerala leave their job as soon as they get a year experience to go to middle east countries.He said it put tremendous strain on resources and system especially in critical departments like Operation theatre, ICU etc. He said nurses from other states do not leave so early.

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  • kp, udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    call ur CM who is always lauds kerala is number one in all. Karnataka is the first state to open first pvt medical college in india. Do you think so karnataka does not have medical professionals. why cant your CM shift patients to other parts of kerala.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    understand this you guys just come here to study & secure a job, train and later flee gulf because your state government has no capacity to secure you a GOOD EDUCATION nor a JOB. the only thing that your government has done so far is build some international airports because 90 % of your people are fleeing middle east

    Regarding your comment on nurses going strike - We have enough staff to fill all vacant posts and better ones.

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Do you know remitting money from abroad also helps India's Economy.

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    To all of you saying why did keralites come here, didn't mangaloreans go to mumbai in search of jobs. We are indians and this attitude shows how divided we are in times of need.

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Kerala Govt is not under BJP otherwise...............
    Let's see what PM will make decisions to open border in the coming days for poor and sick people.

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  • Nik, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Kerela better ensure they open hospitals. All the kasargodians keep telling that Thier people have opened up hospitals here. So I genuinely request them to open branches of Thier hospitals there. Its the need of the hour. And big govt hospitals also r needed there immediately. Corona is not a one time thing. It's come into this world. And will keep happening over and over again. So please start building hospitals. There will be more lockdown.

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  • Nik, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Proud of our Mp, mla today. And before anyone criticises. I am not a Bjp supporter. Letting 1 person in is enough to get our family members sick. I'm not worried for myself or my child at this moment since I know we may recover. What I'm worried about are the elders and cancer survivors alone in my family. I will have 5 funerals if corona spreads. Its my family before the rest at this moment. So its mangalore before the rest of the country now.

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  • Jrome, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Being in Mangalore, we are advised to stay at home - our movement is restricted...how is it possible to allow people from outside the state boundary to enter?

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  • bala, urwa

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    We don't know when the lockdown will end.Nation wide lock down may not end in time including Kasargod.Apart from the Tabligis Mangalore will be normal by 10 days. The inter district restriction will have to continue even after the sheduled time. If it is not done there will be another lockdown soon.
    Hope our political leaders take the right step soon.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Good the MP and the MLA s have raised the voice against the opening of the borders as per the request of CM of Kerala. If opened there are chances of people comming to the road to protest and has to be done to safe guard the interest of the
    Citizens of Mangalore.

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Nothing wrong in letting ambulances to treat other emergencies. Is this the true nature of us mangaloreans?

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  • sk, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Yes, For time being let us be uncompassionate. Else others will be showing compassion on us

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    This only goes to prove that life has no value

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  • Nik, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    A person may not have symptoms of corona or may be immune to it. But they can be carriers. Which is even more dangerous. Because they will clear from Thier fever test and no more tests will be conducted on them. But they will end up giving corona to a 100 around them. Please understand the seriousness at this moment. We don't want anyone to die. This last month has mentally drained us with the deaths. We have no option. There will be losses at this moment. Unfortunately kasargod has become the victim. But many more are going to live because of this block. Its sad that they even prefer going 35-40 km instead of building agood hospital at the proximity of 5-10 kms. Within Thier reach. Hope they learn. Yenepoya in the city was apparently a hotel. But they converted it into a hospital. Same can be done. Existing buildings can be converted into hospitals at the moment.

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  • Clara, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Jia Vedavyas Kamath ,Jai Nalin Kumar Kateel ,Jai Bharath Shetty . Our dynamic leaders of Mangalore .Blessed to have BJP Government . Thank you sir for safeguarding all citizens of mangalore .Jai Namo .

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Extremely bod step by city administrators and representatives. Kasaragod alone has 89 Covid-19 cases against 110 in all of Karnataka! We cannot risk social mingling from there

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  • Yashwanth, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Kudos to Vedvyas, Nalin and Bharath for their befitting response to Kerala CM. He is just known to create political disruption and create unrest between citizens of two states. Instead of all this drama he could have utilized the funds allocated for Covid19 and created make shift hospitals ans isolation wards in thier state run trains.. they should learn from example and especially learn from karnataka and particularly mangaluru..i urge all the other people representatives like Ramanath rai, Khader, Ivan and many more to come forward join hands and show solidarity. Afterall mangaluru citizens are family to all of you.. This is for such a good cause, educate people, spread awareness and stand united with the people who have looked upto all of you be it Congress, BJP or any other party.. Please stand together, dont politicize such issues and let the borders remain closed during this pandemic crisis.

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    I feel on humanitarian gounds ambulance should be allowed to enter. Also by acting smart we are digging our own graves. Already most if air transport has shifted to kannur. Soon hospitals business will also be lost.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Dear Alex,
    tomorrow some one tell in humanitarian ground govt should open all flights, govt trying to stop spreading of virus, and if they follow all humanitarian ground then it will be disaster to human kind.

    as unity we should support and back govt in each and every decision, if authority says dnt step out from home, just sit in home.

    they left house for work, so that we will be safe in house.

    border closed just to stop spread of virus, no one discriminate them.....

    by the way what is reason to open border? i guess for esential service its open already...
    just because people travel to kerala from karnataka to buy alcohol with doctors prescription??????

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    You are afraid that people will die due to coronavirus whereas on the contrary a woman died at the border because the ambulance wasn't allowed to pass. What hypocrisy is this?

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Dear before they come to border they know border is closed,
    First question why ambulence driver doing trial and error?
    He would have approced any nereby hospital in kerala instead of knocking border gate.

    Authority and govt trying to avoid thousands of death, you please understand.

    Time is very very important...

    Dnt blame authority for ambulance drivers mistake

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Dear Shashidhar, you are speaking about that lady who expired recently (RIP) . For your kind information may be she was serious when she was brought out from her home. It's the irresponsibility of her family members. You are holding responsible for Mangaluru for her death. Tell me, in spite of getting admitted in the hospitals all over India, there are 50 cases who died out of corona. Tell me who is responsible for the deaths of these people? They died in the hospital. There are so many people died due to the non availability of liquor and family disputes and do on during this lock down. Their family members are not blaming the government.... Law is a law which we all should follow. Here, we don't have to cross the border. But many of us till yesterday didn't get essentials but we never blamed or pointed out at govt officials for imposing such laws. Kasargodians coming all those years to Mangaluru and henceforth also let them come.. But during this crucial time, yes... It's the responsibility of their government to look after them, start shift hospital instead of calling, writing letters and filing cases in sc wasting their time...

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  • Alexies Saldanha, Kudla/Melbourne:Australia

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Alex, Mangalore,
    Be sensible, look at the situation in Kasargod, do we need Coronavirus to spread to whole of DK District. There is no compromise in such situation. Preventing the people crossing the border is the best humanitarian gesture.
    Let Kerala govt organize makeshift hospitals, ask centre for help for such facility like medicine & medical staff by airlifting if required.
    Please for god sake don't open the Karnataka border.
    Stay safe, be safe, stay healthy, stay at home.

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  • Nelson D'Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    People are getting worried about infections from Kasargod and Alex is worried about hospital business. Are you into pharmacies or medicine my dear Alex?

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  • Nik, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    The world is crying for the lives lost and here you are crying that business will be lost.

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    If the Kasaragod people stop coming to Mangalore most of the business, schools, malls and hospital will have to shut down. As Indians we should unite and fight this monster corona. This is not the time to fight by the borders, color and religion.

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  • Roshan, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Schools ? Lets look at the positives too, Mangalore will regain its old charm if we see less of KL14 . For hospitals we already are getting patients from other districts in Karnataka . and with NEET coming into picture pan india people will come and study in the medical colleges across the district.

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Roshan I agree what you are saying but the reality is 50 percent business gets form Kasaragod district. COVID is temporary issue. Most of the medical staff are from Kerala. Do you want them to go back to their state this time?

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  • Nik, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    It's human tendency to think of oneself during disaster. No human will think of others when their lives are at risk. Even a child will not touch fire once they know what it feels like. So why would anyone want to risk Thier lives. Mayb you have family there. That's why you are grieving. But we have family here, and we are also trying to keep them alive.

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  • Irfan Nazir Ahmed, USA

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Please do not open kasaragod border, otherwise we will suffer coming weeks.

    MR.(CM) Pinarayi Vijayan instead of building Airports in your state , if you could have built Hospitals it would be help you out for your peoples today.

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  • Clara, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Rightly said Irfan . Superb

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  • Guru, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Well said, instead they can ask for the new railway coaches. Southern railway has been a under Kerala lobby since ages. Atleast they can make use of these medical facilities for now.

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  • Bhaskar, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Prime consideration must be given to the prevention or delay of the spread of the virus across the border and into Mangalore and our dense population. Kasargad is a hotspot. The people of Kasargad deserve access to proper health facilities . However the most basic of medical methods to stop disease or pandemics is to close ( prevent) the mode or route of transmission . This is standard procedure in every hospital, medical setting, nation and society around the world. Opening the route of transmission might increase transmission of the virus on both sides of the border. We should support our leaders that they make the correct decisions. We should support the people of Kasargad in their efforts to receive timely and proper necessary medical care.

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  • Vikram Amin, Bengaluru -- Dubai

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Let us not bring Politics on opening the border. Karnataka has closed its border with Keral due to specific reasons. Kerala has to abide by it. Also Kerala must take some initiation in developing some good hospitals in and around Kasargod so that the people around this place use this. It is not building big houses that is suffice. We must all be united so that the viurus doesnt spread.

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Dear DK Administration, please keep the Kerala DK borders closed to keep the Virus away. No use in repenting later. Plz take a very strong stand to protect Karnataka!

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  • PB, Namma Kudla

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    In present situation opening the border will be big disaster for DK.
    Instead of wasting time on arguing and begging the Kerala govt. should arrange with additional doctors, nurses and facilities to the Kasargod govt hospitals to deal with the local patients.
    Kerala govt. and kasaragod administration are not at all trying to arrange anything for kasaragode people.

    God bless you all.

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  • True Indian, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    INCOME OF HOSPITALS AND COLLEGES OF ALMOST 50% COMES FROM KASARGOD AND MANJESHWAR. THERE IS NO PROPER HOSPITAL NOR ANY GOVERNMENT WILL CARE FOR THEM BECUASE THEY ARE BORDER PEOPLE. IF WE SEE KARNATAKA BORDER THERE MIGHT NOT EVEN HAVE WATER TO DRINK FORGET ABOUT HOSPITAL AND SCHOOLS.

    ITS ALWAYS HUMANITY WHAT MATTERS THE MOST.

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  • Roshan, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    If that was the case why was Pinarayi boasting about having the best medical facility in the state. If its a border is it OK to not have it developed ? Have u heard of Belgaum in karnataka ? its a border area and Karnataka has developed it like any other Tier 2 city.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    All boarders districts of Karnataka are well organised . Be it with Tamil Nadu , Kerala , Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra . We have one of the best health and education facilities in all districts of Karnataka when compared other states. Name one state on which people of Karnataka are depended for Medical ? But I can tell you all boardering states come running to Karnataka.

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  • Yashwanth, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Shashi - Exactly, Andhra border (Kolar and KGF) have their own hospitals, Tamilnadu border (Hosur and Mysore), Maharashtra border (Belgaum) Goa border (Karwar) and Kerala border (Mangalore) all of our borders have good hospitals and medical facilities and during this time of crisis we have added the following as response to battle covid19 crisis - District kalyan mantaps are turned into refuge centers for the needy, trains turned into isolation wards, Quarantine response teams deployed, 27 covid testing centers are being set up all through the state, hotels if needed will be turned into hospital wards to take care of additional covid patients, make shift hospitals are also created, ambulance turned into testing centers and many more. Here even the police department, education department, cleaners and Asha workers have joined hand to enfore home isolation, door to door awareness and check or families are being conducted. What is Kerala govt.? Busy thinking of liquor consumption and creating unrest by filing cases. Kerala should note all this and act soon on developing its infrastructure and not just tell plain old lies and keep its people in the dark.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Kasargod might be small but what about Cochin, Kannur don't you have medical facilities over there ? When you have four major international airports why there is no proper health care facilities ?

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  • Avil Dev, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Very good move from DK leaders. The Cong brigade would not have done this . Meanwhile, I still cant fathom what is the development that Kerala boasts off, if their people have to come to Mluru for treatment.

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  • Charan, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Avil Dev, Mangalore
    There are no hospitals, education systems, job opportunities , co existance etc. Immediately after graduation boys and girls, run off to Blore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Mlore. If not they go to Gelf.

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  • Vignesh Prabhu, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Very good stand taken by Representatives, very well explained also.

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  • michael, mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Do not open the border at any cost. Let them go to vellore or madras where the positive cases are less.

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  • Rajesh, Manipal

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Ohhhhh.........

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