12 in Bhatkal test corona-positive following visit to Mangaluru First Neuro Hospital


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Daijiworld Media Network - Bhatkal (MS)

Bhatkal, May 8: The people are the district are shocked to learn that 12 people of Bhatkal origin have tested positive for Covid-19 in single day.

The people of the district were apprehensive after coronavirus infection was noticed in the 18-year-old girl of the taluk after 20 days. Now the confirmation of infection in 12 people has jolted the public.

Six people, family members of the infected young girl, six neighbours, one person of the next street, one person who lives near highway and four people of another street have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.



Areas namely Madeena Colony, Usmainya Colony, Nawayath Colony, Tengungundi Cross, Hindu Colony, Kukti Nagar, Jali Cross and Azad Nagar are sealed down by officials.

The infected people include a five-month-old baby, a three year old boy, elderly men aged 83 and 60, elderly woman aged 75, a 38-year-old woman, a man aged 30 years and four young women aged 25, 22, 12 and 11 years.

It is said that the source of this infection is the First Neuro hospital located at Padil in Mangaluru city. Elder sister and brother-in-law of the infected young woman of Bhatkal had gone to Mangaluru on April 19 as their child was not well. They stayed in the house of a known person, got the child treated on April 20 and had returned back to Bhatkal. So the 18-year-old woman, who was in contact with them acquired the infection.

The young woman had gone to the government hospital on May 4 as she developed body pain and fever. Her throat culture was sent for test. Lab report confirmed that the young woman is infected with Covid-19. Later the throat culture samples of the family members of the infected young woman and more than 100 others were sent for testing. Now it is confirmed that 12 of them are having the infection.

In the wake of the confirmation of coronavirus to 12 people, Dinakar K Shetty, MLA of Kumata-Honnavar legislative constituency has written a letter to the DC of Uttara Kannada district urging the complete seal down of Bhatkal taluk.

The letter written by MLA Dinakar to DC says, "As coronavirus infection is confirmed in one person on May 6 and further 12 people on May 8, the people of my constituency of Honnavar are under panic. I request you to completely seal down Bhatkal taluk and close all the approaching borders that connect Bhatkal to Honnavar and increase testing. Only allow emergency vehicles that taken patients for treatment and goods vehicles supplying essentials."

 

  

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  • Ash, Padil

    Fri, May 8 2020

    First Neuro was closed on April 10th!!!

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Fri, May 8 2020

    This is a most dangerous & deadly virus ever travelled on the earth in recent century after 1918.
    Of course it COST either side.. Lockdown Cost for "Economy", Un-Lockdown for "Cost Human Life"- ..Choice up to us..

    As of this moment only medication is " Social Distancing". That's only reason ....all Movie Stars, Leaders, Law enforcements officers Says.. only one word" PLEASE" > 'Please Stay Home"

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Fri, May 8 2020

    India is critically, in the third phase, of Covid19 pandemic... Community transmission has been irrevocably confirmed, in many regions of our nation... The rising graph of infections n subsequent deaths, are extremely alarming... Can we control this plague ?? has it snowballed out of control ?? The infected did not cooperate, refused to be identified and sent on quarantine, rather they hid themselves in their strongholds, spreading it more widely then ever to newer areas... When confronted they became abusive and assaulted doctors, nurses and medical staff, with sticks, stones, knives !! This was the fatal turning point of spreading this carnage !!!!

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    When the lady of Bantwal died due to covid19 and she was linked to First Neuro hospital in padil., it was the duty of the concerned to get the details of alk the patients admitted in the hospital and kept under coronation. Outstation patients should also been under coronation and today the case of Bgatkal would not have gone to such an extent.

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  • mangalore, bhatkal

    Fri, May 8 2020

    there are rumours that first neuro, has seen around 1500-2000 patients during the lockdown period. all these cases are NON_EMEGENCY cases, in spite of repeatedly telling all medical people to attend only emergency cases, he has just ignored orders from higher authorities. this could be true or untrue. if it's true the definitely we are sitting on a ticking time bomb. this man responsible should be behind bars. its crime to see him out loose.

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  • Kiran, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Dear countrymen ,
    Please refrain from giving communal angle to the corona cases or for whatever done by some individuals .Instead work on nation building by spreading positive spirit .Thanks for reading ,people who have commented about hatred in English are literate Class and will understand the importance of coexistence .
    Life on this planet is for few days, make it count with good deeds .

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Fri, May 8 2020

    First Neuro has become corona factory now.

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  • SK, Dubai

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Health services of Uttara Kannada district so weak, then public prefer better service nearest dist udupi & manglore, elected MP, MLA's & Dist administration should plan for better health treatment.

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  • Dingan, Calicut

    Sat, May 9 2020

    This is what people of Kasargod also did.They come to Mangalore for better treatment.But that time Karnataka bloked the highway and 12 lives were lost.That time your MP's and MLA's all refused the patients entry to Mangalore.Now that same Kasargod district have only 1 positive case and whole Kerala has only 16 active cases as of now.The officials should have bloked the district border with utthara kannada rather than bloking innocent patients from Kasargod district.What goes around comes around...KARMA.

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  • Ifthekar Ali, Udipi

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Vickey Bailoor It's not first in Karnataka but in India. His name Mohammad Hussain Sidduqui a 79 years old.. He went to saudi on Jan 29 and returned on Feb 29. Died in March 10.

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  • Sandesh Amin, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    There may be more cases like this. That means Hospital has not gave complete details of patients visited their facility since April 1, 2020. All hospital should keep a proper record of visitors.

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  • Sneha, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Unemployment, Hawala Money, no education, forced labour, early marriage, unhygienic, terrorism and now this in bhatkal ... not surprising really

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  • kaz, bhatkal

    Fri, May 8 2020

    you need to get your facts right and get rid of this blind hatred.

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Fri, May 8 2020

    What do u mean by this bhatkal??? They have contracted the infection from the hospital and no where else... Even the educated, cultured crown prince of britian prince charles was infected. ..

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  • Concerned citizen, Mangalore

    Sat, May 9 2020

    Do you know the total figure of the positive cases in india? Do you hold with similar view on China USA Europe and other parts of the world? Viewers have judged your qualification by hitting disagree to your comment for your weak knowledge. IT cell have no space here.

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  • Sameer, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    People need to understand. For a big country like India, No amount of lockdown is going to destroy the virus. It only slows down its spread. It gives time for the authorities to increase its health infrastructure, so that infected patients can be treated properly, when they come in increasing numbers. And numbers will slowly increase. No one is to be blamed for it. We have to do our part by social distancing.

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  • Rohit, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Can't believe people instead of first sending prayers for there recovery. They first judge to which religion they belong.

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  • Ramdas, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 8 2020

    This says they had stayed in the house of a known person. Are these people put under quarantine now ?

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Fri, May 8 2020

    How many from this are tablagis.

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  • AJ, mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Tablighis have donated their plasma and helped many people recover from corona. They were hailed by medical and police personnel. what have you done apart from spitting venom here?

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  • Guru, Mulky

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Where is question of venom here. He is just asking

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  • abu mohammed, KSA Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    All of them are tabligis, some are in Boloor now and some in Batwal

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Need to clean your brain first.communal virus is more dangerous than corona virus.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Fri, May 8 2020

    The dirty politics and religious animosity have destroyed what ever we have tried to attain in last 2 months. All the efforts of Majority of Indian population who obeyed the order is spoiled by few for their own ulterior objective. Had we kept ourselves inside for first 45 days ( where as 95% of Indian population as well as business could have managed) we could have removed this virus from our land. Now no one can stay back anymore and the virus is not eradicated. Once the lock down is opened most of us will get contracted to this disease. The bigger problem is some experts say that, even if we survive the Corona infection our lungs will take beating and may not work to the full capacity as before. So, this infighting of ours is going to destroy the humanity as a whole.

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  • Vicky, Bailur/Karkala

    Fri, May 8 2020

    First patient affected in karnataka is elderly person from Kalburgi who returned from makkah/madinah.

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  • Indian, Udupi

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Excuse me please correct your knowledge.
    First patient in Karnataka is from Italy returned. Kalaburgi case is 7th in Karnataka.
    .

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  • Sandesh Amin, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Stop communalizing. Educated fanatics like you will distroy our country more than carona virus.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Fri, May 8 2020

    lets not make it religious. what ever we do one thing is sure no god will help us if we don't care and if we don't care about our fellow citizens.

    Corona have hit everyone without discrimination. All our religious leaders and politicians must understand that, it's life first and rest is last be it religion, god or party. I am not Atheist but, we are over doing the god thing.

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Fri, May 8 2020

    The virus is not biased like us human beings... Does not consider caste, creed, economic status, political influence, gende.. more sincere than us human beings... Let's learn to be secular and non discriminative like the corona virus

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  • Johnny, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    This virus is here to stay....no amount of lock down would prevent it from spreading. Let the authorities prepare more hospitals, beds, etc to overcome this menace. Please don't blame the citizens.

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  • GP, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    How was the family allowed to travel all the way to Mangalore from Bhaktal when medical facilities are available in Manipal?
    There are people on 2 wheelers with 2 and sometimes 3 people on board without helmets plying in Mangalore.

    And what is our dear MLA focusing on?
    1) Getting chinese companies to Mangalore (when from the last 15 years they have been promising an IT Park which never came up)
    2) Capturing a BISON and posing with it. What next? Contact Tracing of the BISON to identify its primary and secondary contacts?

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  • Nagarjuna, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Why are bhatkal people coming to treatment in mangalore ? Always u go highland, athena, wenlock, unity, kmc there is bhatkal people.. this must stop

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  • ray, HOSANAGARA

    Fri, May 8 2020

    they pay MONEY

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  • Aneesh, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    @ray they give money as well as corona

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    They got infected from the First Nero . .....

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  • Usha, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Bhatkal belongs to Karnataka, if your so much concerned about things then you should not step out of the house. Since most of the things are imported to Mangalore.

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Don't u know if neighbouring city doesn't have good health infrastructure, theu ll go where good healthcare is.

    So it Uttara Kannada ministers have to think, but they only know to spit venom twitter. India in following days must invest in health infrastructure, we need good science research labs, we need smart clinics.

    Lockdown is just pause solution. This will not help us for long period. How long human can stay at home, our body is designed to outgoing and incoming.


    Atleast now open mobile clinics every districts.

    Our karnataka s reddy brothers is alone enough to create such clinics.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, May 8 2020

    But people should have avoided inter district travel during lockdown..
    Now difficult to control there

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Looks like this will continue june

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  • Amin, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Lockdown was imposed not to roam in streets, if lockdown was strictly followed this would not have been the case. Wake up people govt can only give Guidlines and bring some rules, but its upto the people to care about themselves.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Well said.. social responsibility very less in this country

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Omg, this is so contagious.

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  • Vicky, Bailur/Karkala

    Fri, May 8 2020

    One more virus so called Kawasaki is making round all over european countries UK and America. Here in which childrens below twelve are much affected. It looks like silsila..of virus wont stop so early. Will go on do damgaes much every where. Cannot take it easily anymore.

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  • Vicky, Bailur/Karkala

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Looks like havala money wont help to rescue from crises. Bhatkal is epic centre in havala-hundi trading. Baathe bada bada...kaame chota chota..

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  • Thousif, Manglore, Bolar

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Vickey,Bailur . Here virus spread form Bantwal to neuro hospital to Bhatkal Now stop barking ..

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  • KV Kamath, Mangalore

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Bantwal persons got contacted in First Neuro, But you know whenever a minority community patient is admitted, Relatives friends, neighbors all flock to Hospital and make it a marriage hall. Unless the Hospital bars such persons, it is impossible to control infection. Some one from Arabia in that community is the source of infection for sure because the bantwal patient's abroad visitor did not show symptoms till date.

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  • Ganesh Bhat, Bantwal

    Fri, May 8 2020

    This kind of communal mindset is more dangerous than the virus

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  • Ifthekar Ali, Udipi

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Commual minded people found in all communities.

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  • Vicky, Bailur/Karkala

    Fri, May 8 2020

    Please seal down immediately. Otherwise it will affect neighbouring cities...murdeshwara, kundapura..kota, kundapura to sastan. Now more of them ready to come from abroad..to bhatkal please keep watch on them also.

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