Karnataka warns medical practitioners against spreading false Covid information

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS): The Karnataka government on Tuesday warned medical practitioners of the state to exercise restraint while giving opinion on the Covid-19 situation in the state, otherwise they would be booked under various laws if they issue unsubstantiated comments in public.

The circular said: "It is in the notice of government that few medical practitioners, while communicating to public on various media platforms, are giving incomplete, inaccurate unsubstantiated information about Covid-19. Medical practitioners, being proficient in both clinical and health fields, should exercise utmost care and caution while communicating with public on Covid-19.

"Such misinformation leads to confusion in public at large on the prevailing Covid scenario in the state and encourages them to deviate from well laid out guidelines from authorities.

"It is expected that medical practitioners shall refer to the guidelines/circulars /orders issued by Govt. of Karnataka and any media/social platform," the Commissionerate of Health stated.

Any misinformation or non- factual data on Covid-19 shared on such platforms would be deemed as an offence and necessary action would be 54 of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and section 4(K) of Karnataka Epidemic Disease Act 2020, the circular warned.





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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    Moderna a loss making company till 2020 minted 7.8 billion$ profit in 9 months of 2021??

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    Just check the qualifications of present union health minister and then comment?

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    Already Maharastra Governor gave permission to file a case against Maharastra Government ? following blog by secretary of Indian bar association, mumbai says so, following part of Google transalation from Marati to English... "Finally, the Governor gave permission to file a case against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and others for serious criminal offenses. January 16, 2022 ... IPC 109, 166, 167, 115, 52, 192, 193, 199, 200,302, 505, 304, 120 (B), 34 and Section 51 (b), 55 of the Disaster Prevention Act. Among the co-accused are Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Health Minister Rajesh Tope, Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray, then Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Chahal and Suresh Kakani. The court has the power to issue an arrest warrant. Signs of action soon against Jitendra Awhad too. Allegations of corruption, forcing the public to get vaccinated by imposing illegal restrictions to the detriment of thousands of crores of rupees, misuse of government funds and position, murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder. Hundreds more cases are expected to be filed. Millions of people have applied to the government for compensation for damages caused by illegal lockdowns, night curfews and other restrictions"... Ref: https://rashidkhanvaccineblog.blogspot.com/2022/01/blog-post_30.html

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    This applies to all state and union territory governments too as they have all flouted Disaster Management Act and Epidemic Acts too. If they want to use them against people of the state then people too should apply same yardstick and file criminal charges against them under relevant sections of the acts and ask for compensation from them for enforcing illegal mandates and causing losses. Again through them transferring taxpayers money to vaccine industries which too is punishable offence as by neglecting natural immunity causing losses to the state revenue by enforcing vaccines to those who had covid.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    A Plea already in Supreme Court against covid vaccine mandates in following states says following recent news... "Plea In Supreme Court Challenges COVID Vaccine Mandates Of Delhi, MP, TN & Maharashtra" "The applicant points out that while the Central Government has said that vaccination is voluntary, States have made it mandatory for some purposes."... Ref: https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/plea-in-supreme-court-challenges-covid-vaccine-mandates-of-delhi-mp-tn-maharashtra-189646

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  • Madhav, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    If spreading misinformation warrants action under disaster management act, the government should first put a few ministers and motor mouth MLAs behind bars for blabbering nonsense on public platforms. I believe, when doctors share their knowledge and wisdom in public, it is mostly with good intent and to boost the confidence of the public. Where as government publishes guidelines for public to show they care, but these are flouted with impunity by government functionaries and politicians without attracting any action. So why should public believe what the government says ?

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    The govt along with WHO is mishandling the whole covid issue since it began. Lockdowns are threatening the livelihood of many ..including new entrepreneurs. Many have resorted to suicide and have died of heart attacks. The govt should put rational measures to balance both.

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  • Jb, Mlore

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    This measure was required by the government. Not everyone can give vague thoughts about Covid. Luckily as of now 3rd wave is spreading like fire and is mild for majority of the people as most of them are vaccinated. Nobody knows when it will turn again into something else. No people or government can predict the future . Current situation, we have oxygen cylinders ready where crores have been spent but no patients. People who blame will only complaint later all units have got rusted without maintainence and all are fraud. Covid is a lesson everyone learnt in life no matter rich or poor, any religion or caste when it hits nobody knows how it reacts on each individuals body

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    Who decides which is right information or misinformation? The politicians, the government babus? Doctors are trained professionals and they got to decide what is right or wrong due to their education and experience of treating patients. Doctors it is a direct threat to your freedom and time to regain it by opposing the medical tyranny by corrupt vaccine mafia. The doctors are exposing the lies and unscientific mandates by them for this reason they want to blackmail them to fall in line or remain quiet. Since 2 years awakened had been warning about this and step by step tightening of screw is happening. In an Emergency government takes away our freedoms and to keep that total power they will Create Emergency was the saying of last year and we can see the beginning of that through this warning.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    Any rewards for true information....

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  • Kevin, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    Karnataka govt will tell go n jump to well will public follow it ... The personal who r guiding govt have no idea regarding medical medical field as the r selected on merit basis ...

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  • rahulraj, kadri

    Wed, Jan 19 2022

    respected Dr Bm hegde told on febraury 2020..."April 2020 nanthara coronave illa"

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