Udupi: Pramod Madhwaraj slams DC for callous attitude in quarantining pregnant lady

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Udupi, May 27: Former minister Pramod Madhwaraj condemned deputy commissioner G Jagadeesha for the ‘irresponsible’ way in which he handled the quarantining of a pregnant lady.

Pramodh tweeted to the Karnataka chief minsiter B S Yediyurappa asking him to take action against the Udupi deputy commissioner.

The tweet stated: "One pregnant lady who came from Dubai has been sent for hotel quarantine against the rules of the government and it is 15 days and she has not been sent home and even home food has been stopped to her. Take action against @dcudupi for his irresponsibility. @BSYBJP"

The tweet immediately went viral. The official handle of the deputy commissioner, Udupi @DEOUDUPI in clarifying to the tweet of Pramod Madhwaraj stated there is no question of irresponsibility. However, tests need to be conducted on more than 8,000 people who entered the district from outside the state and abroad. The lady being a primary contact of a positive COVID patient needed to be tested again.

The debate escalated as many followers joined in favour of and against Madhwaraj's statement.

Pramodh also stated, "Bold decisions can't be selective. No one can decide as he likes. They are bound by government orders and no officer can flout government orders. No officer is above the government."

The tweet is now a debatable issue among several persons including those who are in quarantine. Many people undergoing quarantine have also retweeted the tweet.

However, the twitter handle @DEOUDUPI is being shown as not valid at the moment. 

Further, Udupi MLA Raghupati Bhat offering support to DC said that Madhwaraj has been in home quarantine from the past 60 days the Dc has been working day and night for people's well-being. 






Comment on this article

  • smr, Karkala

    Thu, May 28 2020

    The Karnataka BJP government circular itself is wrong which District Commissioner is forced to follow and present as an justification.
    How an International passenger who traveled from abroad can get ICMR lab certified 'negative report' as soon she arrives?
    I think this rules need to reviewed and withdrawn for pregnant ladies, toddlers, special need people, critical care patients and old age group on life support.
    Moreover if government is unable to provide services despite charging the air passengers then responsibility and the blame should be taken by them.

    Jai Hind

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  • Shankar Shetty, Padukudoor / Oman

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Mr Raghupathi Bhat, the Dakshina Kannada / Udupi MPs & MLAs who got elected because of Prime Minister Modi, would have to answer a lot during the next election. All of you , perhaps with the exception of Sreenivasa Poojary, came well short of expectation, ceding all authority & responsibility on DC.

    In this case, Pramod Madhwaraj is right. Many of us BJP supporters back him on this issue. The who quarantine business is mismanaged & going to counter productive & eventually unmanageable, leaving the government no option other home quarantine.

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  • Shankar Shetty, Padukudoor / Oman

    Thu, May 28 2020

    My niece who is a Cancer survivor, with low immunity spent more than 2 weeks in Hebri quarantine. No allowances were made in-spite of repeated requests. Other family members are still languishing in hotels in Hebri, who not being released citing that no tests are done. If some guys believe there are no Quarantine Lobbys profiteering from this tragedy, please think again.

    The proponents who argue that forced mass quarantine in Schools / halls with 1 or 2 dirty toilets, please think of the probability of the people getting infected is more in these places or at home quarantine where a maximum of 4-5 people are housed. I

    Home quarantine is Safety protocols is the solution. If anybody breaks home quarantine rules they can easily be booked under relevant laws.

    In any case, government is going to get overwhelmed soon with this quarantine business & mandate home quarantine for people coming from other states / abroad.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Where is Udupi MP? Real long quarantine!!!??

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  • Viraj Holamoge, Udupi-Oman

    Thu, May 28 2020

    I am fan of both Mr.Pramod as well as Udupi zilla DC Mr.Jagadeesha. In this case I feel Mr.Pramods statement is unhealthy. We should not politicize the current situation. In fact all parties must volunteer and work as one in order to encounter and win over this pandemic. Mr.Jagadeesh and his team are doing a great job round the clock 24x7. Kudos to them. Mr.Pramod should have met DC in person and sorted out rather then tweeting. In fact if all of us stay united and collectively discuss more solutions will come out.

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  • Shanthi, Mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2020

    DC is doing great. Its not easy task to handle such situation of emergency. But the efforts that are being taken in Udupi are admirable. Even after such tragedies around us if we don't learn to appreciate the goodness and show attitudes what good can we expect???

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Please ignore Potato Pappu's chamchas!

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  • PB, Kudla

    Thu, May 28 2020

    First UT blamed DK admin and spoiled his image. Now pramod is following same. Appreciate the hatd

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi

    Thu, May 28 2020

    We Udupians hate failed, irresponsible, frustrated, unemployed politicians interfering in efficient, understanding, responsible administration.
    Please stay away, lest you lose the last one vote!!

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  • Swati, Mang/dxb

    Wed, May 27 2020

    Situation is out of control in congi ruled states. Really we are lucky to be under BJP on time in karnataka.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, May 27 2020

    People like you are brining the virus from DXB to India. How can you be lucky when you are in covid-19 infested Dubai????????.....Don't bring virus along with you and spread in India. Stay Away.

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    Thu, May 28 2020

    oh really please google covid cases in Gujarat..

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  • Manojb, Mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2020

    swathi Dubai i believe your safe at home having nice food sitting ac room . come out and see the world and especially in India . and your saying we are luck after BJP COME . BJP did nothing i must tell you this all chore

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  • Manoj B, mangalore

    Wed, May 27 2020

    i dont have any words to say both are lovely people .. may be there is some miscommunication after-all they needs handle so many passengers

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  • Vikranth kadekar, Udupi

    Wed, May 27 2020

    Hey ::: !! Pramodh madhwarajs statement dosent sounds good Dc is doing his best for the safety of the people the pregnant lady was not sent home or making anyone of their relatives meet because of the scare that she has virus..if allowed to qvarantine at home if her reports come possitive dn again it will be tuff to trace the people who came in touch wth her..Deputy commissioner is one of the best dc i have found .. the oppositions are trying to find reasons to blame on the other party or the dc .. lol politics

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Wed, May 27 2020

    Jagdeesh is doing his best & already proved himself. However, this one incident should have been avoided.
     8.5 Months pregnant lady should have been given priority and sorted out any other issues in the beginning itself. 
    Stopping home food to the sick people or Pregnant ladies does not sound pleasant. Some provisions should be kept. OR hire a better cook in the hotel during this period.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, May 27 2020

    You can complain only if sufficient food is not provided on time!

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Wed, May 27 2020

    Elder brother
    Sufficient food is definitely available if you pay money, this is not an issue here. My concern was for sick & Pregnant women who are following different diet plan as per doctors advice. Hope you understand.

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  • anup D, kundapura

    Wed, May 27 2020

    I am fan of Pramod Madwaraj mainly due to the work and contribution from him for the Udupi district. but in this instance I feel our DC is doing good job. he can't please everyone. he is doing great job. I ended with travel back to bangalore @ lockdown 2 fue to work requirement and passes were required from District administration. our Kundapura Tashildar office requested to produce a bunch of documents along with medical report . I found government doctors and all government officials working to the higher standards than usual mainly due to the fear of DC. few expressed their fear to me. One of the officer from Kundapura Tashildar office called me around 9.30pm to update the pass is ready . I had a plan to travel next day morning and they have waited me till 10.30pm .
    all credits goes to DC. we need able leader like him to change our poor administration.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 27 2020

    DC is simply safe guarding people of Udupi ...

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  • Sameer, Mangalore

    Wed, May 27 2020

    @ Jossey saldhana..

    Yes we agree he is safeguarding, but no one above the book of law.

    When govt has passed the rule for 14 days quarantine and pregnant ladies even after completing 14 days if not discharged. Then whom to be blamed???

    DC should not bring the rules from his Home. Lets all follow govt instructions and be safe.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 27 2020

    Sameer, Mangalore
    Look at the number of Corona Virus cases coming from Dubai ...

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Wed, May 27 2020

    True. But pointing out mistakes/deficiencies is job of leaders also as ordinary people have no voice. Keeps the administration on its toes.

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  • Shakeel, Mangalore

    Wed, May 27 2020

    A big thank you for Mr. Pramod Madhwaraj!! May god give you more power.

    Irresponsible behavior from Udupi administration, despite of 2 negative covid reports pregnant ladies were not discharged in Udupi even after completing 14 days hotel Quarantine and in response Udupi administration confirmed that mix up in the reports from hospital so we have to take one more test and further extension of hotel quarantine.

    This pregnant lady in her 8.5 months already suffering from 14 days quarantine and again due to administration negligence they have been asked to further extend.

    In this situation, pramod is a messaiah. Thanks a million Sir ✌️

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  • Vikramth, Udupi

    Wed, May 27 2020

    Do u know corona virus ?? And how it spreads ? If u knew it you wouldnt have found that false allegation upon dc try to understand the logic not only supporting one political party ..

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, May 27 2020

    If corona spreads, then you will make district administrators responsible...

    So, i think DC right sending doubtful cases to quarantine...

    I think they were fairly treated.. so why complaining unnecessarily and wasting time.?

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  • SALIM, karnataka

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Mr Promad madwaraj has no write to speak about district administration n and MLA Mr Raghupath Bhatt who are doing good work in helping people in this Epidemic. Mr Madawaraj is not in picture to help people in this epidemic in past three months and he is making issues in twitter sitting in his lavish home . Mr Madwaraj has not done any donations for poor people or either he has distributed any food items

    Mr Madwary please dont comment sitting at home . Use your energy and money helping people and earn good name .

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