Prime News, Karnataka, Health, Disease, Vaccine, Mysuru, June 10:- At a virtual meeting held with Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa here on Thursday (June 10), Mysuru district In-charge Minister S T Somashekar requested him to supply more vaccines so that the district can meet its expected target.
He said, “Around 72% of the population has been vaccinated so far in the district. Our aim is to achieve 100% success in vaccinating people above the age of 45 years. We need more vials to meet the challenge.”
The minister said, “The ‘Vaidyara Nadige, Halli Kadege’ initiative has been successful as more people have been tested for coronavirus. We are able to keep track of positive cases. Our house-to-house visit is over and we are planning one more round in the near future. We are expecting the positivity rate to come down further in the coming week.”
Somashekar said, “Any person with coronavirus symptoms will be admitted to a Covid care centre on the doctor’s advice. It is exactly because of this reason that we are able to control the number of cases in the district. The district has 88 black fungus cases while there are 10 deaths. The remaining people have been discharged after medication.”
Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Dr Bagadi Gautham, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr B S Manjunathaswamy, Zilla Panchayat CEO A M Yogeesh, Mysuru Commissioner of Police Dr Chandragupta, Additional Superintendent of Police R Shivakumar, MMC&RI dean Dr Nanjaraj, district surgeon Dr Rajeshwari Devi, District Health and Family Welfare Department officer Dr T Amarnath, MCC health officer Dr Nagaraju and others were present. (MR/GK)