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Those who test positive for coronavirus should visit a hospital: MP Pratap Simha

Mysuru, May 28:- Those who test positive for coronavirus need to visit a hospital or Covid care centre (CCC) compulsorily, otherwise, they will be forcefully taken for further tests, warned Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha here on Thursday (May 27).

He said, “People seem to take ‘home isolation’ for granted and this is one of the reasons why there is an increase in Covid cases. There is no excuse for not going to a hospital.”

Responding to the allegation that the formation of the Covid task force is against the law, it is a non-profit making set-up formed to help Covid patients. No one here is paid for the work. When we saw laxity in administration, we decided to form a task force. We have support from many organisations. Because the administration in the state has collapsed, I took the decision. We are cooperating with the district administration to fight the pandemic. Don’t complain for the sake of doing it. Instead, cooperate with us in our cause.

From PM CARES Fund, we are getting an oxygen generator unit for Mysuru and it can produce 1000 litres per minute. It will be sent to either K R Hospital or the Government District Hospital. Seth Mohan Tulasidas Hospital will also get an oxygen generator unit from Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) in the coming days. In a month’s time, all the taluks in Mysuru district will have similar units.”

The Lok Sabha member said, “Because of reduction in Covid tests, the number of positive cases also came down and it is a mistake. We all are to be blamed for the lapse. Corona cases are on the rise in rural areas and we are trying to find a solution through ‘Covid Mitra.’  There was also confusion regarding vaccination. We are approaching this issue with five-point formula.”

On change of guard in the state, Simha said, “I don’t know about the issue and I don’t want to comment. Our workers have struggled to bring the party to power in Karnataka. Thanks to them, we could win 106 seats and with the help of other party MLAs, we could form the government.”

Simha opined that the Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is an able leader and he is able to run the show. “Given the pandemic situation and tough times we are in, I think he is doing a good job. Frankly, I don’t know anything about the change of leadership in the state.” (MR/KS)

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