State COVID Task Force Head inspects in Hassan District


Hassan: In order to facilitate COVID management Rs 10 crore will be released under SDRF on coming Monday for the district, DyCM & State COVID task force head, Dr. C.N.Ashwatha Narayana, stated.

During his visit to Hassan to inspect the COVID situation on Saturday, he told that Rs 10 crore under State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) would be released as per the request submitted by District Commissioner.

In the district, 3 lakh+ people have been inoculated with the first dose of vaccine, and 75,000+ have been administered 2nd shot of vaccine. The 2nd shot will be administered for all those who are eligible well within the time, Narayana assured.

50 ventilators will be provided for Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS), he told, and added steps will be taken to link more private hospitals who have been left out to the SAST portal, he informed

The state COVID head further said, “home isolation of the Corona infected will not be allowed and district administration has been asked to ensure admission of the infected to the Covid Care Centers (CCCs). In order to make villages COVID free, doorstep survey will be augmented and testing will be increased to identify the infected.”

As a preparedness to face the probable third wave of the pandemic along with the objective of containing second wave, oxygenated beds, ICU beds, oxygen generators, oxygen concentrators will be provided in PHCs, Community Health Centers, Taluk Hospitals, Medical College Hospitals, and District Hospitals, he explained.

Prior to visiting Hassan, Ashwatha Narayana visited the taluk hospital and CCC in Channaraya Pattana and PHC in Udayapura and inspected the Covid management. He then traveled to the district center and inspected the situation at HIMS and later held a meeting with district administration wherein District Commissioner, CEO of Zilla panchayat, SP, and Health Officials attended.

District In-charge minister Gopalaiah, MLAs Preetham Gowda, HD Revanna, Shivalinge Gowda, and others were also present.

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