From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, Apr 16: With chief minister B S Yediyurappa getting himself hospitalised after being tested Covid positive, Karnataka’s health and family welfare as well as medical education minister Dr K Sudhakar has decided to continue his work in the Covid management despite attending the high-level meeting held at Yediyurappa’s official residence, Cauvery, in the morning.
In a tweet, Dr Sudhakar has posed himself the question as to whether he should also self-isolate himself and get quarantined after the confirmation of the chief minister being tested Covid positive in view of the fact that he also attended the meeting in which state chief secretary P Ravikumar and experts from the Technical Advisory Committee for Covid management also participated.
Dr Sudhakar (file photo)
However, the health minister pointed out that the meeting was held in the lawns of the chief minister’s official residence and all the precautions and norms of maintaining physical distancing and wearing of masks were duly followed by all the participants including the chief minister himself.
In view of these facts, Dr Sudhakar has stated that he will continue with his official work by following all the norms of social distancing, wearing masks etc. and continue to interact with people by adhering to the Covid guidelines. "I will get myself tested for Covid after four days,’’ the health minister said.
The health minister clarified that his continuation of discharging the official duties as the state’s minister for health and family welfare as well as medical education has become inevitable and necessary at a time when the chief minister is hospitalised and the state is facing the second wave of Covid pandemic.
Meanwhile, deputy chief minister and higher education minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, home minister, as well as minister for law and parliamentary affairs Basavaraj Bommai and mining and geology minister Murugesh R Nirani, have in separate tweets expressed their shock that the chief minister has been tested positive for the second time and prayed that he will recover soon.