Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan praises Karnataka govt on steps against COVID-19


Team Udayavani, Nov 5, 2020, 8:16 AM IST

Bengaluru: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has appreciated the Karnataka government over measures to control COVID-19 and advised it to evolve strategies during the festive season and winter to further curb the spread.

He was holding a video conference with the state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar and officials of the Health Department to discuss the steps taken to contain the infection and the preparations underway for vaccine distribution.

The Union Minister said infection and mortality rate have been reduced after a spike. Stringent measures are to be implemented for complete control in the future, he said.

“We should formulate sensible strategies during the upcoming festive season and winter. Also, there is a need to keep vigil on inter-state and international passengers,” the Union Minister said.

In return, Sudhakar assured him that the state would not allow any laxity during the festival season. Vardhan emphasised that influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory illness cases should be identified and make the patients undergo COVID-19 tests to control its spread.

Sudhakar too explained the measures initiated by the state government to control the virus.

He expressed gratitude for the assistance provided by the Centre. The Karnataka Health Minister said the serosurvey conducted by the state government would be factored in while formulating strategy for coming days. Sudhakar sought Centre’s assistance to set up more labs and establish oxygen plants.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Kerala Minister unfurls national flag upside down; BJP seeks his resignation

Meet Methuselah, the oldest living aquarium fish

Karkala: Auto driver killed, passenger seriously injured in car-autorickshaw collision

Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech blessed with baby boy

Modi wears Uttarakhand cap, Manipur stole this R-Day

Telugu star Chiranjeevi tests positive for COVID-19

Jal Shakti ministry tableau depicts challenges of water supply at altitudes of over 13,000 ft


Related Articles More

Over 21 million new Covid-19 cases reported globally last week, highest number of weekly cases recorded since beginning of pandemic: WHO

Active COVID-19 cases in country decline

Discharges overtake number of COVID-19 infections in Karnataka, as cases dips to 41,400

Low-cost smartphone-based test can accurately detect COVID-19 in 20 minutes

Don’t want people’s livelihood to be affected, Covid curbs to be eased as soon as possible: Kejriwal

MUST WATCH

KS Eshwarappa talk about Siddaramiah and DK Shivakumar

Hon’ble President Ram Nath Kovind’s Message on the eve of Republic Day 2022

PSI Shivananda Gudaganatti video viral

The bridegroom paid homage to Kafidore Siddhartha Hegde on the wedding day

Siddaramiah Reject peta of fan at Badami


Latest Additions

Omicron survives much longer on plastic, skin than earlier coronavirus variants: Study

Kerala Minister unfurls national flag upside down; BJP seeks his resignation

Meet Methuselah, the oldest living aquarium fish

Omicron survives much longer on plastic, skin than earlier coronavirus variants: Study

Jio-bp opens EV charging hub in Delhi; petrol pump count inching up

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.