Udupi: Need to save villages from fast spreading Covid – DC Jagadeesha

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (KR)

Udupi, May 18: Deputy commissioner (DC) G Jagadeesha said that during his meetings with the chief minister, chief secretary and the Prime Minister (PM), DCs were directed to take the initiative to tackle the coronavirus situation. He also said that the PM has also asked to safeguard the villages from the deadly virus.

Addressing media on Tuesday May 17, he said, “We will work according to the government’s decision from May 24. As of now we have not prepared any separate guidelines for the district. According to me, wedding functions are an issue. We have received many complaints about wedding function. Organisers take permission for 40 guests and there are more guests in attendance. Henceforth, we will have to keep an eye in the night time as well. There should not be any violation at village level. Our priority is to save our people in these places. We have less medical facilities in our district, so we have to check more people and identify the affected persons. Timely medical aid should reach them and that is our motive.

“On an average since the last 15 days, we have conducted around 2,800 tests per day. Positivity rate has also increased. Since the last 7 days, the positivity rate has reached nearly 34%. Depending on the day's outcome, we will come to know where we have reached. As there is lockdown, positivity rate is coming down slowly.

“I request the public to stay alert and take all precautions. We have 1,200 oxygen beds, and there are no issues with Remdesivir or any other medicines. ICU beds are increased to 136 from 90. Apart from Udupi, Kundapur, and Karkala, we do not have any such big cities. But currently, we can see the spread of the virus across the district. Initially, we saw positive cases in Udupi and Manipal which later spread across the district. By the end of April, the positivity rate in Udupi district was 14%.

"Cases increased when people came from outside the district and state. Now there is more vigilance at village level. For this, 67 teams with special vehicles for swap collections have been arranged. The teams will do all necessary arrangements at the spot wherever necessary.

“Our district gets nearly 8.5 metric tonne (MT) oxygen. We have requested for 10 MT. If we receive up to 10 MT oxygen, then we can increase 25 more ICU beds. Currently on a daily basis, we are getting the allocated quota of oxygen.

“We have arranged 2,000 beds at Covid care centres and nearly 106 people are being treated over there. This can be utilized for corona-positive patients who wish to shift to Covid care centres. By doing this, the spread of the virus within families and neighbourhood can be reduced. Our Covid care centres are having full-fledged medical staff to look after the inmates. Separate wards are there for males and females.

“So far, we have not received any complaints about black fungus. If we come across any case, we will definitely make necessary arrangements for the same. These are found at places where there is more usage of steroids. There is lesser usage of steroids in our district,” he said.







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    Wed, May 19 2021

    I appeal government to open Covid test at every cities with 8kms-10kms and make appointmented people to give information on certain places about covid . Such as Open covid test centres/Camp or clinic type In uchilla, Kaup, katpady, bramhavar , shirva etc etc cities which comes under udupi district . So that people don't have to Travel, Time-management, hassle free, Precise location tracking . Not only Udupi district , EVERY DISTRICT WHICH COMES UNDER KARNATAKA should follow this , so as to prevent covid to spread .

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Jam pack rush in malpe bunder fish area, no one is bothered to wear masks, fish market rush ,shoping rush is spreading virus , do not allow people to come city ,put barry cades while entry , no sante any where,

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  • Melroy C.F.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    After having spread hysteria,fear and propaganda in the big cities and spread the same throughout the world using tabloid journalism, the plandemickers have now turned their attention to villages. Be prepared for the next "village wave"! The scare-mongering has to permeate to the grassroots so that everyone can unquestioningly be "jabbed" 2 -3 times a year with their annual anti-COVID vaccine. Anyone of questions this will be termed .....................................

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Do something before dead bodies start floating in Netravati ...

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Our villagers more stronger and their immune system better than our recent generation. Don't disturb their fundamental rights without intimation directly entering their door steps.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    DC probably wants to completely seal down Udupi district for a 100 years and no contact with the outside world. Nice plan.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Only locals remain so i hope dc doesn't follow the current trend and start blaming 'people' because we're all doing our best in worst possible situation.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, May 18 2021

    "According to me, wedding functions are an issue. We have received many complaints about wedding function. Organisers take permission for 40 guests and there are more guests in attendance." Mr. Jagadeesha, you are worried about people attending the weddings which happen once in the life time for the couple. But our P.M was not worried about Khumb mela or the elections which could have been postponed for sure. i want you to think rationally if you have a brain which can think.

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  • Balu, Padubidri

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Do you want continue with the same mistake here.. What will happen if bride or bridegrom infected by cover in this Once in a life time event..

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Charles D'Mello, Pangala, What a mind-blowing comment? I request people to go through it and know what is happening all around. Now just talking will not help anyone but action is required if, this deadly Covid-19 has to be eradicated.

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