‘Patients with valid medical certificate can travel to Mangaluru’ - Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan


Stephan Kayyar

Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod (MS/EP)

Kasargod, Apr 6: “Permission to transport non-infected coronavirus (Covid-19) patients from Kerala to Karnataka has been obtained,” said Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday, April 6. “The entry to Mangaluru is allowed if they travel holding medical certificates. They should specify to which hospital they intend to go. They will be allowed to travel after a team of doctors at Talapady border examine them,” he said.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus infected people in Kasargod has crossed 150. The virus was confirmed on nine more people on Monday. Throat swab samples of a total number of 1,769 has been sent for testing. Samples of 102 people were sent on Monday. The results of 1,084 people have been received. Infection among 151 people them is confirmed. Results of 685 samples is awaited.


Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

As many as 10,844 people are under observation in the district. A total of 10,623 among them are at homes and 221 are in hospitals. Sixteen among them are newly shifted to isolation ward. Twenty-seven people have been discharged from the hospitals.

The Kerala government had earlier questioned the action of Karnataka government of closing the borders with the state in the Supreme Court (SC). It had appealed to the SC to allow them to use road connectivity.

In its appeal, Kerala government said, "Karnataka has closed the borders during the critical time of coronavirus infection. It has closed all the road access to Kerala. Due to this already eight people have lost lives." It had appealed to the SC to instruct the union government to take out an order asking government of Karnataka to open its borders with Kerala.

Earlier, the Kerala High court had ordered the Karnataka government to withdraw its order of closing the borders with Kerala. However, Karnataka had not changed its stance. The Karnataka government also has approached the Supreme Court questioning the verdict passed by Kerala high court. Karnataka’s appeal will be heard by Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 7.

Karnataka has closed all the 23 road accessed by Kerala as soon as the union government declared lockdown. All vehicle movement including emergency vehicles like ambulance and other goods vehicles carrying essentials is totally prohibited.

Karnataka government has taken this action to prevent the coronavirus infected people of Kasargod district of Kerala, which has reported highest number of infections, not to enter the state and spread the same in Karnataka also. In addition, the government of Karnataka is already fighting against the increasing number of infected people in its own state. So it does not want to take risk of opening the borders with Kerala as per sources.

 

  

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Com. Pinarayi Vijayan emerges a clear winner. Big Salute to the Comrade. But then two important things. Firstly Kerala should not take undue advantage of this situation and should send only emergency patients with only a single bystander and also provide a certificate to the effect that person is not suffering from COVID related symptoms. Secondly Kerala should stop neglecting Kasaragod and concentrate of getting the AIIMS to Kasaragod and get the same completed on a war-footing basis.

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  • Denzil D'Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    This is a really worrying decision. With influx of people from Kasaragod and other parts of Kerala, we have allowed our self to be vulnerable for a corona outbreak. What is the meaning of lockdown if patients themselves are allowed to pass between borders ? Kasaragod is one of the districts with highest numbers of Corona positive patients in the country. Also people from Kasaragod have shown very irresponsible behavior by roaming opening inspite of being advised to be quarantined. How can we gaurentee that they wont repeat this behavior again ?

    I wished our politicians if they had put enough pressure ( like how the Kerala CM had put and was successful ) we would have been able to avert this. The biggest worry is asymptomatic people/patients moving across the border. Also we all know how easily medical certificates can be manipulated. It is impossible to verify their authenticity. I am not sure how we can protect our district after this unfortunate decision and failure of our representatives.

    I hope our district authorities will make sure that proper process is followed before allowing anyone enters Mangalore and also make sure they follow the lockdown rules seriously within Mangalore.

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  • Madhur, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    In view of Kerala's inability to ensure healthcare of Kasargod people, let them handover the area to Karnataka. As it is, Kasargod was a Kannada majority district and rightfully belong to Karnataka. We will manage things better there.
    Let's claim back Kasargod.

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  • Sachin D'Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Again we need to understand there is a lockdown in place. The main purpose is to prevent people from travelling from one lockdown area to the other. If we remove restrictions and allow people and patient to travel from a virus hotspot area into Mangalore, the whole purpose of the lockdown is lost. I hope our authorities and leaders will take this very seriously and put a break on this. They have done a great job so far to contain the spread in Mangalore. I hope they will continue to do the great job in the future as well.

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  • Tapas, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Its failure of Karnataka govt administration. Kerala finally won the battle. only God can save us . Mangalore get ready to face upcoming disaster.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Henceforth we should obey only Kerala chief minister is it if he has so much power to open up the border?? Very very sad... What's the point we people observe this lockdown? and sacrificing so many things in order to keep mangaluru safe?

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    In the bargain of current situation Kerala may be seriously think to construct hospitals like airports so one day karnataka may request Kerala to supply nursing manpower ?

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    See their development....why can't they build hospitals in Kerala?

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    The most important feature of their "development" is that nobody in his/her senses want to set up any business there.

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  • Dinesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Successive Kerala government ignored the plight of Kasargod people, shown step-mother treatment, since it should be belong to Coastal Karnataka. Any one who worked or studied with Mallus can understand their feudal and colonization nature, are bound to insult Kasargod Kannadigas who were forced to join Kerala.
    Due to their communist mentality and also to please smugglers of north Kerala, their government made all efforts to start international airports, but not a decent hospital. Who state depend on gulf money, but the poor where ignored! Health problems are too common there, thus they depend on Mangalore/ Manipal for treatment.
    Of late Kasargod is known for all wrong reasons, either terrorit link or COCID 19 hot spot.
    Mangalore might open doors for patients considering humanity, but each and every one should be careful while dealing with malayalis!

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Is it Supreme/High Court order. How the Kerala Chief Minister take exparte decision of his own. I think it is not a wise decision

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Whatever valid certificate they provide .. but shouldn't allowed to karnataka ... why they cannot treat their patient there itself..... are they dont have medical facilities???
    They are saying they have educated people .... .
    But in reality their government is one of most corrupt government.... they floading karnataka...for edgucation...medicals.... employment....also they are migrating other states., for living... ....

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  • Peter Saldanha, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Kerala is most under developed state, They do not have any job opportunity in their state, successive govt either congress or Left done nothing, State is running on gulf money, They travel to Karnataka or Tami lnadu for education and jobs, But they think they are the smartest people on this planet.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai/Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    It is a pity Kasargod does not have hospitals to treat emergencies. Since, it was a part of DK once and the nearness of Mangalore for treatment, the Kerala govt may not have realized the need for this.

    Emergencies can be these that requires quick medical attention:

    Chest pain and the complications related to heart
    Severe bleeding that doesn't stop after 15 minutes of direct pressure
    Fainting
    Swallowing poison
    Burns
    Suddenly not being able to walk, speak, or move a portion of your body
    Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
    Scheduled chemotherapy and kidney dialysis

    Considering the country as one, after taking precautions, it is good, finally govt has agreed to take the patients.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    CM Kerala has shown his wisdom and administrative skills once again

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  • Abhishek, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    People have learnt to take parecetamol on high doses to reduce temperature and look normal at check posts. This what the foreign travellers r and students returning to India dis.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    The cruise vessel MSC Lirica was denied permission to dock at NMPT, as reported by Daijiworld (Mar 8).

    That action was an overkill - considering that the passengers were from the 1st world countries, quite disciplined in their behaviour.

    And now, Mangaluru will face a real calamity!

    The patients from north Kerala (not only Kasargod but other districts as well) can come to Mangaluru.

    With the patients, there will be some family members.

    They will interact with doctors, nurses, pharmacies, shops, members of the public.

    I think this will be a catastrophe for Mangaluru!

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  • shagird, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Pls note Maximum Casualties are from so called 1st world countries.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    You have Four International Airports & you are sending your patients to Mangaluru which doesn't even have a proper International Airport ...

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  • Ashraf, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Y we need to take risk.
    There will more than 3 bystanders for each patients .
    Its a great risk.
    Mangalore is in safe zone till date.

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    This fellow has got many patients already but none could be granted... Instead of approaching the supreme court or PM for permission y can't he make arrangements ??? Population in Mangalore is more than kasaragod... Lockdown will b lifted soon... Looks like he has no plans of improving his health facilities . God save our parents and our innocent children.

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  • William, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    we are happy for the moment as we have very few cases. It will be a disaster in Mangalore if Kerala people enter. Mallus aate hain lekin jaate nahi hain...This will be a big headache for the doctors.and nurses who are risking their lives. Less patients less risk...My request to all our political leaders to keep the same unity in this case please..

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  • k b r, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    infected or not, people from hotspots should not be roaming....if one patient is accompanied by his relatives, how it is possible to test all of them plus the driver? the test result takes a day...until then where to keep them?

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Blockade shud be enforced for the betterment of mangalorans.
    Requesting the mla's to do the needful

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    This is totally absurd and ridiculous for a state which has best medical facility!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    "Covid-19 sickness is terminal":- Who told you so?

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  • ChrisP, managlore

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    good luck mangalore, we're screwed.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Most of CORONA -ve cases would be treatable in Kasargod or if not serious can wait for elective treatment! Problem is that some may show positive test days after getting infected, be asymptomatic & not warrant a test or even show a false negative! Also the border check with thermometer is hardly reliable! Also, if influential, one can manage to get a fake certificate to gain entry! All these problems are there!!

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Kannur has closed the borders is it Mr. Vijayan?? Kannur has less infected patients... Please send the patients there or other connecting districts....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    What's the point of lock down ?? What does it mean?? This applies just for the citizen of mangaluru to sit inside and others can break the lock down.... Again and again my question is why Kerala chief minister can open up shift hospitals to treat non infected patients? Who gave the permission? Supreme Court asked the secretaries of both the states to conduct meetings and solve the issue. If such infected people come with the fake certificates ?? Chief minister of Kerala just take example of some of our great temples like Tirupathi and Kalahasthi etc... They converted their guest houses into shift hospitals to treat the covid infected patients including muslim brothers too!!! In Whole India, temples are doing marvellous jobs... All blessings and cheers for our temple management..... 🙏🙏 Same thing chief minister of Kerala can't convert his empty buildings??

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    I fail to understand - why isn't the patients in need taken towards Kannur ? Why are they forced towards Mangalore ? Hmmmm ???

    Have you by-any-chance blocked their entry downsouth through Kannur ? ??

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  • Abdul kader,, Vidyanagar , KASARAGOD.

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Right person Right place Right time. That's Pinarayi Vijayan.

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  • Jacintha, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Because we stopped Kerala vehicles to Mangalore atleast we are far better . It's so scary to see the covid patients in Kasaragod. In fact we don't know who carry virus with them . Since symptoms cant be seen in the beginning
    So better our government/dept look into the matter seriously

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  • Sanjay, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Hospitals needs to take an undertaking that if they take such patients and they end up being infected, they will also be held responsible. that way hospitals will be careful and not accept any tom dick and harry

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    I guess all of us forgot the pledge that we took
    "India is my country and all Indians are my Brothers and Sisters.
    I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.
    I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
    I shall give respect my parents, teachers and all the elders, and treat everyone with courtesy.
    To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.
    In their well being and prosperity alone, lies my happiness." Source, Wikipedia

    If you have forgotton about it time that you read through it, especially the last line

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    This is very nice!

    We should not have states and therefore no state governments....
    When that happens, No borders, no blockades.

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    I think you should remind this to the Kerala CM himself as he has some surveillance in Kannur border itself so that Kasargod patients don't enter interior Kerala.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    But this is not applicable to carona virus. Even if one infected in family, even family members not allowed to see their near and dear one. Allowing Kerala patients to enter is like suicide bomb. I think lot of private hospitals in Mangalore are depend on Kerala patients. Now after the lock down they are struggling to maintain. If they admit these patients they should be treated separately till they are tested negative for carona.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Everyone knows the pledge and abides by this. In this critical situation, suppose, if any one of the family members gets infected, why that person is isolated from the other members? Why he/she denied the entry into his own house? This pledge is not binding here? Same thing applies here... Kasargod also. Big big topics don't discuss here. Just apply common sense. Let them take to the neighbouring districts. You are speaking about the pledge? See, try to get some news on some famous temples converted their guest houses into shift hospitals and open for all communities.... Same way, instead of preaching, why can't you all convert empty buildings into shift hospitals?? You are speaking as if kasargodians/keralites denied facilities/comforts/entry from ages irrespective of the activities with whatever they dealt with?

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  • R.krishna, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    One should practice what he preaches. Kerala will certainly welcome such
    idealist with open arms to serve as volunteers in covid care.

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  • M. DSouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    More than 25 percent of the people do not have symptoms but they can transmit the virus to others and they can die.
    If someone is ill please call your doctor or do tele medicine visit and get treated at home.
    If you are really sick then go to hospital.
    It is time for Kerala state to have better healthcare facilities near Kasaragod and lower the dependency on Mangaluru.
    This virus is unpredictable. One person can transmit the virus to thousands of people. It is time to think about others.

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  • Arun pinto, Kulshekar

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    I confused y they need to travel here to managlore for treatment during lockdown time even managlore people not entertained in hospital for fever and cold they ask us to go wenlock hospital so y this keralites need to come here please no excuse if they allowed please allow us also y managlore police need to confesicat our vehicle police person only told if any emergency call ambulance dont use private vehicle .. MLA and MP please stop this

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  • VISHUKIRAN FERNANDES, Kalasa

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Unnecessary risk for Mangalore people

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    We are coming to Kalasa... It looks like both states are governed by Kerala minister.. See how he gives statement!!! We should listen from him?? 👻👻

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  • G Veer S, Nagpur

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Why non- infected patients need to travel to Mangalore now during lock down period?????...

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    The answer to your question would be-for any treatment other than the coronavirus .however ,the question should be -why should anyone travel during the lockdown period?

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  • Sameez Ahmed, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    For Dialysis or Cancer treatment....

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  • Sanjay, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    So whoever is coming for the treatment will not come alone.. He will come with 1 or 2 persons. What if one of them is asymptomatic and carries the virus and becomes a silent spreader ?

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  • Sameez Ahmed, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Checking at check posts is being done and hence would not be an issue ...

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  • Nik, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Dear Sameez, a carrier of the virus will not have symptoms. What checking will they do at posts then. His fever and everything will come clear. Only swab will give results. Which takes more than a day. So this person will infect the hospital and everyone else in the city.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    Let's stop arguing with them. They know everything. Purposely they are irritating us. Same thing they vomit again and again... If same thing happened here and mangaloreans wanted their help... Would they helped? So many shops /bakeries are here. Still they are speaking about pledge.. and saying brother and sister... Tell me how many of us have set up business in Kerala?

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  • G Veer S, Nagpur

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Covid-19 sickness is terminal and caught everyone off guard without prior preparedness and appropriate resources so it is understandable to share with other states if available. Whereas other diseases are since long and continuing hence the states should have had enough resources and preparedness to coop with especially now during lockdown period.

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Mr Sameez ahmed. Person carrying virus can have no symptoms for many days. So how does checking in talapadi help if he has no symptoms ?

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Who gave permission 😠?

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  • Rohan, Mangalore / Dubai

    Mon, Apr 6 2020

    Pinarayi Vijayan called Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday night and gave Pinarayi Vijayan the permission.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    😆😆😆😆😆😆....mind blowing comment......crookedness isnt it? Anyway I had a gammath laughter... Thanks

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Tue, Apr 7 2020

    I had the same question as well..

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