Mangaluru: MP Nalin asks private hospitals to be ready for coronavirus patients

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jun 30: MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, observed that with the increase in the number of coronavirus patients in the district, Wenlock Hospital's inpatient capacity for these patients might be breached shortly. He therefore advised the health department to prevail upon the private hospitals to set aside enough additional beds to accommodate coronavirus patients.

He was speaking at the COVID-19 progress review meeting held at the auditorium of the deputy commissioner's office here on Monday June 29.

He said that as per the guidelines of the government, services of retired MBBS or AYUSH medical officers can be utilised to treat coronavirus patients. He asked the officials to utilise services of private nursing college students if there is shortage of nursing staff. He also advised the concerned to hire additional ambulances from medical colleges if there is a need for them. He also asked district health officials to ensure that the private hospitals keep the district administration abreast of the conditions of corona patients being treated by them from time to time.

Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, MLA Vedavyas Kamath, deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh, and additional deputy commissioner M J Roopa, in addition to several other officials were present.

Case against unconnected persons at funeral

Nalin noted that during the funeral of the patients who die of corona infection, as per the government direction, only the connected staff wearing PPE Kits can participate. He advised the officials to make sure that unconnected persons are not allowed to be present there, and if they violate rules, cases should be registered against them.





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  • Umesh Rao, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    The ventilators purchased by the PM Cares Fund are proving useful in ventilating the donations elsewhere....

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  • Vijay Benedict, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    MP Nalin is brimming with confidence especially after seeing the turn out of the huge crowd of 29 people in the Cong led massive strike in Mangalore yesterday. He now knows that he may get a 4th term if allowed to contest.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    You seem to be enjoying the petrol/diesel prices in the country very much ???

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    ಒಂಜಿ ಡೋಲರ಼್ಗ್ 15 ರೂಪಾಯಿ ಯಾಪೊ ಆಪುಂಡ್ ಪನ್ಲೆ.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    As soon as Covid-19 started, older doctors were asked to stay away (quite understandable - their immunity system is not as good as youngsters). Private Hospitals have young doctors or MD interns to attend regular patients. Secondly, Wenlock does not have sufficient number doctors as regular staff - not even required numbers of doctors. All who serve there as visiting doctors who have their own clinics/hospitals.

    This is the bare truth. Government representatives are asking Private Hospitals to send on routine turns, doctors to Wenlock to serve the current rush of patients. The number is not one/two they are asking for almost fifteen doctors at a time. How can private hospitals free that number of staff ?

    People, please think. This is the situation of our country. No Doctors are appointed though there is vacancy. Why ? Because the funds that should be paid as salary to health services staff is used somewhere else. That is the reason we don't get jobs - our youngsters leave the country in search of jobs. This is the reality.

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  • AShetty, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    I think we have been thought from our school days prevention is better than cure. The government should take strict action against people not following covid safety norms first. .They should be made to loose their government privileges they get for a year or some stringent measures like that. It s not a normal situation so it warrants a different deterrent, why should the innocent , hardworking medical fraternity suffer for others carelessness.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Readers, Dakshin Kannada district residents, should now be extremely cautious and not be complacent, about not getting infected, with this dreaded infectious virus !!!! Mumbai has been become a terrible fiasco... The epidemic has become monstrous and literally out of control !!! This serene land should never get afflicted with this cursed plague !!! Kindly take every precaution diligently... Prevention is better then cure !!!!

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  • ASHETTY, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    First thing we were thought is prevention is better than cure. Let violators of Covid
    Safety rules be severely punished. Remove their government privileges or some other really stringent punishment. It’s a question of health of innocents .

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    What Modiji had said at the beginning of pandemic virus
    Mahabharat Yudh (Kurukshetra War), fought in 18 days, as and when it happened.
    Similarily Covid 19 virus will be defeated within .................?
    Merely, chanting go Corona go.............................. it will not go back to China from where it came .

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    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    waise tho MODIJI,, bahuth kuch bola haii... kya kare inka tho AADATH hai kaali bolne kiii..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Private Hospitals are all waiting for PM Care Funds ...

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  • Nivrutti, Karkala

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    To curb pandemic in state what initative taken by opposition parties discussing with ruling government. While doing cycling sporting jeans can virus wiped out completely.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    So government have no sufficient infrastructure

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  • Nivrutti, Karkala

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Instead of pouring money on various bhagyas would have utilised same towards good infrastructure to the state. Only given free things to poor people who latter refused to go to work. For that reason people from other states migrated in large numbers. Make our people capable so they can able to access successfully in any environment. Aatma Nirbar...not Andaman Nicobar as telling by congress putta.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020


    Who is refusing to go to work ? Only those, whom the communal heads of political parties have kept like 'Basava'. The get into action when they see a boy-girl together, even if they are brother-sister. For common people, there is nothing like 'not going to work' - there are no jobs available to educated youth. All educated youngsters from village based families are coming to cities to work in A/C malls as sales staff while youth from cities are going out of the state looking for jobs.

    Bhagyas ? Say, 'Anna Bhagya' - what will you do with 30 Kgs of Re. 1/- white rice ? Neer-dosa ? Everyday ? Bhagyas are for the poor, not for those who pay taxes (APL people). Outside people come to our state because they are not educated, can't speak English, can't work in malls.

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  • Allauddin, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Yes, I am wondering people have started realizing that we are lacking of infrastructure only after 70 years. All started looking at present government for all shortcomings in our system but conveniently sat silent and kept supporting government previous to this.....

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Government previous to this ? When did 'This' government take charge ? Yesterday ? Last month ? Last year ? Hello.. your hero was roaming the world shouting 'Make in India' 'Make in India' - did he have no time to think that there is not sufficient staff to 'Make in India' ?? Where is the business he brought roaming the world earlier full term ? Why did he not appoint staff to hospitals ?

    Granted, earlier government was inefficient, did nothing in seventy years. India had no hospitals, no School/Colleges, no road network, no railroads, no ports, no satellite building factories - nothing was there. Granted. Couldn't this man do in seven years ???

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  • Anil Wilson Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Anna. Give another 50 years he will keep on blame a Neharu.

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