From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, Nov 27: Preventive measure are being taken against the new Corona virus Omicron, Health and Medical Education Dr K Sudhakar has said on Saturday.
“Omicron, has been detected in South Africa, Hong Kong, Israel and Botswana, but there is no sign of it in Karnataka,’’ he said.
The Minister said: “We had a meeting on preventive measure yesterday and released guidelines. People coming from these affected countries will take the RT-PCR once they land in Bengaluru. If found positive, they will stay in and around the airport, for treatment. Home quarantine will be mandatory after their arrival. We have deployed the Health Department officials at the Airport to monitor the situation.’’
Urging the people to take the second dose of vaccine, he said: ``I request the 45 lakh people who are yet to take the second dose to get it on priority.’’
Karnataka has achieved 90% in the first dose of vaccination while the Country has marked 80%. The State has marked 57% in the second dose of vaccination as 42% done in the Country.
Detailed report will be given to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai after a meeting of the committee scheduled on Monday.
“We have managed the pandemic situation efficiently with the guidelines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,’’ the minister said.
Commenting on the issue of medicines procurement, the Minister said a meeting will be scheduled to buy medicines. District Hearth officers were given Rs 38 crore to buy medicine. Due to Covid, there is a delay in buying general medicine this year. Tenders not taken place as issues are the matter is before the Court.
Funds have been released to buy medicines locally. Medicines will be available at all Taluk and District hospitals in the next three to four days, he said.
Dr Sudhakar said several Congress leaders including Kolar district Congress President Chandra Reddy and others have joined BJP during the run up to the legislative council elections.