Prime News, Karnataka, Health, Disease, Mysuru, April 28:- District In-charge Minister S T Somashekar on Wednesday (April 28) visited Tulasidas Hospital in the city which has been converted into a Covid Care Hospital. Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) chairman, H V Rajeev, who has taken the initiative with the help of Cauvery Hospital, was present.
Somashekar said, “The hospital will have 100 oxygenated beds and the work is in full progress. Required equipment has already come. MUDA will bear 50% of the expenses and the balance will be borne by the state government. We already have 70 beds with oxygen facility and the remaining 30 will get ready soon.”
The minister said, “We had requested 20 Dura oxygen cylinders and 100 ventilators. Around 100 ventilators have been sanctioned. Private hospitals had requested 998 Remdesivir vials and they will be getting them shortly. After Bengaluru, the supply of medicine to Mysuru is more. Nobody needs to pay more for Remdesivir and if pharmacies demand more, they will face legal action.”
Somashekhar said, “During the lockdown period, people are allowed to shop between 6 am and 10 am. We are hoping to break the coronavirus chain in the next 14 days and if we fail, lockdown will continue. We expect people to cooperate with us.”
The minister said, “We are fully prepared to face the situation arising out of Covid pandemic. Private hospitals are cooperating with us by reserving 50% beds. We will be talking to private hospitals on Thursday (April 29). There is no need to worry about anything. The Covid situation in Mandya, Hassan, Madikeri and Chamarajanagar will be handled properly and there is no worry as such. All the eight Assembly constituencies in Mysuru district will get all the Covid help.”
Somashekar said, “The police department has been told to allow people to buy essential commodities between 6 am and 10 am. I have advised the Mysuru Commissioner of Police Dr Chandragupta and Mysuru Superintendent of Police C B Ryshyanth to be strict with the public during the curfew hours. If people are caught moving around unnecessarily, they will be responsible. We have to break the corona chain now or it will lead to a major disaster. Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda is also helping us with all the facilities. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is working 24×7 to bring the situation under control. The Opposition should not criticise for the sake of doing it. Our approach should be apolitical and only then, a right message will go to people.”
Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr B S Manjunathaswamy, MUDA Commissioner Dr D B Natesh, Cauvery Hospital’s Dr Chandrashekar, BJP city president T S Srivatsa and others were present. (MR)