Mangaluru: ‘Stay positive, coronavirus infection does no harm’, says MLA Dr Bharath Shetty


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 14: The first MLA from Karnataka to have been infected with coronavirus and healed, Dr Bharath Shetty, has advised the people never to lose heart after getting infected with the coronavirus. "It does not harm 98 per cent of the people. The secret lies in remaining positive and staying mentally strong," he said, speaking to a Kannada newspaper after getting discharged from the hospital.

Dr Shetty, who represents Mangaluru (North) constituency, was admitted into the hospital for coronavirus treatment on July 2 and discharged on July 12. He said that many do not even realise that they were infected by the coronavirus. People with good disease resistance do not suffer from the ill effects of the disease. At the same time, no one should neglect it. People who suffer from its symptoms, even if they remain at home, have to maintain social distance and wear masks to protect themselves and the family members, he advised. Saying that coronavirus infection is not lethal, he said that no one should get scared of it and fear should not be induced about it among the others. He said that the 14-day home quarantine after discharge is a must.

The MLA confessed that he does not know how he acquired the infection and that he got himself tested after he suffered from fever, after which his sense of taste and smell were impaired. 

 

 

  

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  • T.A.Moras, Bejai,Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    We have to appreciate MLA Bharat Shetty for the words of instilling confidence among people.When we hear the Kannada TV Channels of Karnataka State,people are horrified as they exaggerate the Corona Virus and make the viewers totally nervous.They broadcast the news in such a way that all those who get Corona Virus may not survive.We do not know why the Government is not advising such channels not to discourage people from morning till night.
    Corona Virus cannot be airborne.If so it would have spread at community level.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    While I understand if he wants to be circumspect or provide a message of hope, the reality is the 5~6% of those infected who need critical care are not able to get those. That is the real issue.

    Bangalore hospitals are turning away the patients. So, what is seemingly hopeful message may be misinterpreted and the risk is real. Most importantly, if infection does no harm, why go for a complete lockdown for a week. Politicians must be very serious in times such as these. They cannot blow hot and cold like WHO, whose credibility is lower than the trash can filled with dry waste.

    If his doctor training is what made him say this, he should know lot of doctors around the world have lost their lives to this infection that does no harm.

    Need of the hour is political leaders leading from the front and ensure all requiring critical care get it, and prevent opportunistic hospitals from ripping apart patients.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Well said.

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  • Gopinath, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Good Information to Public Sir

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Migrants who, due to sudden declaration of lockdown, got trapped had a torrid experience of rushing back to their native places! Thinking that things have settled they returned back to the city! Now, due to announcement of fresh lockdown, they panicked & rushed back to their native places in large nos! IMHO, this will be counterproductive both from infection control & economic point of view! These migrants had such a horrendous experience once earlier that they may not return soon creating a big economic impact on restarting the economic cycle!

    It's very important that we restart the economic cycle as early as possible as we have already hit rock bottom!

    The above is a very personal opinion only!

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  • Sethu Madhavan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Influential people like Dr. Bharath Shetty and others have got admitted in KMC and enjoyed world class treatment at the cost of common man.

    Distress call from middle class and poor is declined by KMC stating that beds are full.

    This MLA has no moral rights to climb on roof top and claim corona infection is nothing. It is everything affecting the lives and livelihoods of common man.....!

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  • Alex, Melbourne

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    madhava dont try to use ur kerala technology here to initiate public sentiments and rifts.
    If Brit PM receive special treatment then one cant blame it because of the responsibility one has to the society in a macro spectrum.
    KMC manages wenlok it doesnt matter where one get admitted for covid as long as basic and other treatment is provided
    enlighten madhava ur literacy idea only help u in kerala not here
    we stand united to over come this situation go and try ur luck in trivandrum it will work

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  • Ashwin, SooratKal

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Alex,
    Okay, if "KMC manages wenlok it doesnt matter where one get admitted for covid as long as basic and other treatment is provided", why this MLA did not choose Wenlok??
    You take care yourself instead of preaching to Mangaloreans. Help control corona in Victoria first.

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  • Jagdish, mumbai

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    sethu madhavan....i want to tell you one word..

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Govt should implement large scale in-house treatment at the homes of corona + cases... once a person tests +ve, along with the test report, the course of medicines should be handed over along with clear instructions....in case there is deterioration or worsening symptoms, patients should approach hospitals...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    There is no medicine for a viral infection, only symptomatic treatment! Body has to push it out!

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    There is a great difference between general public and VIPs. VIPs will get best treatment at best Hifi hospitals but general public struggles to get admission in the ordinary hospitals.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Now WHO is indirectly recognising Covid19 to be an airborne infection under certain conditions (floating aerosols which remain in the air for around 14 minutes) and not specifically spread through sneezing & coughing so it's imperative that COVID19 will not spare anyone; this is evident from the fact that it has knocked on the very rich & powerful! Amitabh who used to play safe & advise others loudly has been the latest victim!
    IMHO, unnecessary testing & admission to hospital should be avoided unless the victim becomes critical, treat it at home using conventional means by taking antipyretics, sipping hot water, taking mineral & vit supplements plus a healthy diet of light food, complete rest; for cough one may take a precautionary course of azithromycin!
    Checking the oxygen levels by using a pulse oximiter would be very useful; consistent oxygen levels below 90 requires immediate attention!
    IMHO, in a densely populated country like India lockdown is useless & counterproductive as the infection will spread with more vengeance post lockdown!
    Even institutional quarantine of asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients should be avoided on an overloaded system & home quarantine enforced!
    Treatment protocols followed by advanced & thinly populated countries cannot be extrapolated to a densely populated country like India!
    BTW, random declaration of lockdown is also counterproductive as migrants tend to run from home to city thus giving a scope for further spreading across diverse areas!
    BTW, new research in London shows that in 85% of recovered patients lose immunity in 90 days, which implies that mankind will have to stay with the virus!
    SOCIOECONOMIC EFFECTS OF CORONA CONUNDRUM WILL BE VERY VERY PAINFUL AND PROLONGED!
    Some poor people (Palghar) who have lost their jobs are said to be eating leaves of jungle trees & surviving in absence of any source of income!

    The above is a very personal opinion based on my knowledge & understanding & NOT an advice!

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Dr Doland Trump also repeatedly says the same thing : 99% of the infections are harmless

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  • wilson, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Hello sir, we are not getting the same treatment what you get. You are lucky being politician of India.

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Go to italy

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  • wilson, udupi

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    I wrote nothing wrong. If you are sponsoring a return ticket i would love to make a trip ! and why not?

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    'Italy, Italy, Italy'... are you a cheddi gulaama? How Italy comes into picture here?

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  • sam, moodbidri

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Sunil Kumar, Mangalore compare to India the service in Italy at list little bit is good ..

    in India hall the hospital people are doing money from government and without any idea regarding covid-19 they put the patience in the hospital and they will charge him with long bill ...so before tell anything about an other country just look into u...

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Sunil Kumar, Mangalore — God forbid you contract Covid-19, your words will come to haunt you! Shame on you!!!

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Sunil Kumar,
    'Go to Italy'......Yenchina maraya.....Ajjer bokka Ajjee Italy'd ullera......????

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Please tell that to the families of 575000 people worldwide who succumbed to the infection.
    Do not dilute the harm caused by Covid-19. Even if someone is recovered, it leaves some permanent damages in the body including the brain.
    So everyone, be scared ob corona infection and stay safe from getting infected.

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  • Rohan Karkera, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    If in case you contract the virus, it doesn't mean that you have go under ventilation. Majority of the positive cases and asymptomatic cases don't need medications too. It won't even be as severe as a viral fever. But YOU can spread it to vulnerable weak immuned people. So stay safe, wear masks and most importantly MAINTAIN YOUR SOCIAL DISTANCE!

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    You are right! If everyone strictly follow "self protection" methods spread of the virus could be controlled!

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    If you stop watching TV News you will stay positive and healthy!! ! Specially some Kannada channels! They keep shouting the same thing 100 times 24x7 and make you mental as they have no other news other than Corona!

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    You said it right. Instead of watching these Kannada shouting and screaming channels watch Daijiworld channel that too Ajji Callers and our one and only Sri Aravind Bolar & Sri Walter Nandalike episodes to relieve oneself of all tensions and corona fear.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    This message should reach all people so that fear and panic should go away from minds of people.Also it should ring bells in the authorities concerned that lockdowns are not required.
    I again request Dr Bharat Sherry to donate plasma,as it can help serious patients of Corona,it has been proved effective all over the world.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Plasma is not proven despite widespread trial. No country in the world is using it. Where are you getting your information!

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    It is successful in India and many other countries around the world in majority of the clinical trials.You have to take some trouble to search the net so that you can also help someone critical patient or advice someone to donate plasma.
    If there is any doubt you may contact ICMR.

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    It is true. To fight this pandemic, it is very important that we keep ourselves very busy with various kinds of work like gardening, exercising, laughing & smiling, talking good about everything in life to family friends and relatives, have a peg or two every day (internal sanitizer), eat good food that keeps you happy especially home food, keep walking every day, meet friends every day keeping social distancing, wear masks and gloves, avoid being outside too much, Dont take tensions and stress yourself unnecessarily, Keep you body lively and so on.

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  • Vijay, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Finally, some words of sanity. The breathless hysteria over the virus is causing more harm than anything else. Time for the govt to stress on the 97-98% recovery rate and fast track normalcy.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    New treatment?

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Very true... People battle cancer why not covid. First minister who spoke his heart out and not politics ..

    The best way to stay strong is stay away from kannada news channels.. so u will live with a healthier heart and mind..

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  • Dr Michael Menezes MD, DGO, DNB, FRCOG, ST. ALBANS. UK

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Dr Bharath Shetty sir is absolutely right. Young, fit people who does not have underlying health conditions (eg. Diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, immuno suppression (by inherited or acquired like HIV or by organ transplant), will have mild symptoms and recover well. Of course there were few young people died in the world, they are very rare cases. Professor Dr Edward Nazereth (MBBS, MS, D ortho) has written articles on diajiworld, Please read, very informative. We request, every one to read the information. Mortality due to covid 19 for under 65 aged people is very low if they don't have underlying health conditions. Professor Dr Edward Nazerath, has suggested some immune boosting ideas. Me and my wife have been working full time in UK since Covid 19 broke out. One has to take adequate precautions. We wish good health and safety to all of you. We need to be positive, pandemic will be eventually over, but it will linger for some time. Latest UK study says herd immunity may not last. On going precaution is essential.
    Dr Michael Menezes MBBS, DGO, MD, DNB, FRCOG
    Dr Flavia Vilma Menezes MBBS, DA, MD, FRCA

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  • Manjunath Kamath A, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Hi Michael and Flavia, great to hear from you! Warm regards from Manjunath

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  • Sp, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Then why did you make a fuss about kasargod in april? It's the common person that doesn't get proper care. VIPs get royal treatment in hospitals.

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