From Our Special Correspondent
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Bengaluru, Dec 2: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who visited Delhi on Thursday, called on Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and sought his advice on administering booster doses to all frontline health workers engaged in Covid control work in the State.
With Karnataka’s Covid Technical Advisory Committee of experts recommending booster doses for all frontline health workers engaged in Covid control work, the Chief Minister requested Central approval for the proposal.
Speaking to reporters after meeting Mandaviya, the Chief Minister said the Union Health Minister suggested that the Centre will take a decision on administering booster doses to the frontline health workers after consulting the health experts and will be issuing separate circulars on the issue.
Bommai said the Union Minister appreciated the vaccination efforts and the proactive measures taken by the State Government on vaccination as also on the containment measures pertaining to dealing with Covid variants.
In addition to the vigilance and testing measures on the travelers from Kerala State, the Union Health Minister has advised that similar steps must be taken on the travelers from Tamil Nadu too, the Chief Minister said.
The Union Health Minister has promised to visit Karnataka soon to review the situation, Bommai said.
The Chief Minister said Mandaviya, who is also in charge Chemicals and Fertiliser Minstry, was requested to release additional quota of DAP fertilisers to Karnataka.
The Centre has promised to release the entire quota of 45,000 tonnes of DAP allocated to the State for the months of October and November, Bommai said.
The Chief Minister said that he had discussed the question of developing courts and legal infrastructure in the State with Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju.
Bommai said former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will discuss with State JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy on the alliance between BJP and JD(S) in the Legislative Council elections after consulting the party’s national leaders.
On the complaint of BDA Chairman and Yelahanka MLA S R Vishwanath on the alleged conspiracy to kill him, the Chief Minister said a case has already been registered in the Rajanukunte police station and the accused will be produced before the courts soon.
Lok Sabha Member from Haveri constituency Shivakumar Udasi and Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary N Manjunath Prasad accompanied Bommai during his meeting with the Union Ministers in Delhi.