Mangaluru: Dist administration equipped to fight second wave of Covid, says DC K V Rajendra


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Apr 20: Deputy commissioner Dr K V Rajendra has assured that the district administration is fully prepared to tackle the second wave of Covid. "There are 5,000 general beds, 250 ICU beds and 70 ventilators in Wenlock, of which 45 to 50 ventilators will be allotted to the district hospital. If required five ventilators each along with a doctor will be provided to private and taluk general hospital," the DC said.

He was speaking during the delegation visit of the Corona Warriors belonging to the District Congress Committee led by AICC secretary Ivan D'Souza on Tuesday, April 20 at the DC office.

"There is no scarcity of general beds, ICU and beds equipped with oxygen cylinders. The preparations are in full swing. There are three oxygen plants in Baikampady, I have also visited the plant. Further, I have asked the electricity board to provide them with a continuous power supply. There are two units where oxygen is being generated directly by extracting it from the air. There is also a supply of industrial oxygen from Ballari. For now, there is no scarcity of oxygen," he added.

However, in the event when cases are increasing in Bengaluru, oxygen supply will be directed to Bengaluru. In this situation, there is a possibility that we might face scarcity, but this is something that is being constantly monitored, said deputy commissioner Dr K V Rajendra.

Talking about the vaccination situation in the district, the DC said: "India has two vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield. In the district, over 8,000 to 10,000 people are getting vaccinated every day. The central government has assured to provide more vaccines."

"Earlier 51 staffs were deployed in the Covid testing lab, however, 20 personnel quit and are no longer working in the lab. This has caused issues in the process of data entry and for conducting tests. We are reappointing staffs, and trying our best to provide the test report within 24 hours in district hospitals. Now, 3,600 to 4,700 Covid tests are taking place, compared to the earlier 2,000 tests," said Dr K V Rajendra.

Congress leader Ivan D'Souza questioned the charging of Rs 8,000 to Rs 9,000 for cremating Covid victims. Responding to this, the deputy commissioner said, "I will look into it and I will appoint a nodal officer for the same. A list that will detail the payable amount will also be released."

With regard to passes for weddings and other events, the DC said, "The permission should be sought from the MCC commissioner for events under the MCC limits. While in urban local bodies, permission should be sought from the CMC commissioner, TMC officials and PDO in gram panchayat."

"While seeking permission for the program, the organisers should produce a guest list. This will be reviewed by nodal officers and only then passes will be issued. If they fail to follow protocol then the hall will be sealed down. Only 100 members are allowed to participate in the program which is conducted in halls. Whereas, if events are held in open spaces, then the number of people allowed is 200. If this order is not followed, then strict action will be taken against violators," warned Dr K V Rajendra.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • SNBangs, Thannirubhavi

    Wed, Apr 21 2021

    Vaccine is not available all over the district. And administration false information and advice. Make available Vaccine at all Government hospitals

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  • SNBangs, Thannirubhavi

    Wed, Apr 21 2021

    Vaccine is not available all over the district. And administration false information and advice. Make available Vaccine at all Government hospitals

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    There is no problem with anything. At least by the information provided by the administration. But in reality I am waiting for the vaccine since 10 day's. But no MLA/MP...or any politician speaks about it.

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  • Suresh, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    What about school's nd college? Aren't they children come on everyone in india getting pass promotion why student's of Karnataka 10th nd 2pu degree students dont worry everything thing is gonna be alright

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  • Babu Shenoy, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 21 2021

    ನೀವು ಏನು ಹೇಳ್ತೀರಿ ಅಂತ ಅರ್ಥ ಆಗೋದಿಲ್ಲ. ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಬರೋದಿಲ್ಲವಾದರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಸುಂದರವಾದ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲೇ ಹೇಳಿ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ.

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  • Prakrithi, Mangalur

    Wed, Apr 21 2021

    At least he has the guts to write in english. Its not easy 2 write in kannada. U hv 2 change in da settings and its not easy to write ottakshara, adi ottu etc. Let him express what he wants 2 be.

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  • Ms DSouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    All degree ,medical and engineering colleges teachers are forced to come. Many faculty have tested positive and still government is least bothered. We have no support at all. No one is talking about us. When will teachers get justice?

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Covid infection is real but the scam in (over)charging for test, treatment and cremation is a big scam. It is shocking that the loot continues even after death..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Please don't trust our Politicians ,,,

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  • Anonymous, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    All over India students exams are being postponed and this stupid state still hasn't taken decision about karnataka exams Shame on this government

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