The BJP Government in Karnataka will take a decision on lifting restrictions imposed on public movement due to COVID-19 second wave based on scientific advise, Health Minister K Sudhakar said today.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will take a final call on this.
Speaking to the media, Dr Sudhakar said that since elected representatives work very closely and directly with people, they would know the ground reality. "Many legislators and local elected representatives have booked their concerns based on the opinion of the people. But the government has to ultimately take a decision on lifting restrictions based on scientific advise by experts. Once the Technical Advisory Committee submits its report to the government, it will be discussed in the cabinet," said the Minister.
The Medical Education department has augmented the necessary human resource to tackle the pandemic. As many as 12,353 MBBS and AYUSH students have been provided training to manage home isolation. As many as 250 AYUSH and MBBS doctors and nursing staff have been deployed at COVID care centres. Three hundred interns and nurses have been deployed at triaging centres. 5,737 medicos and 247 have been deployed to guide those under home isolation.
Meanwhile, today's Karnataka COVID situation is as follows:-
Total discharged cases - 44,473
New cases - 16,604
Active cases - 3,13,730
Deaths - 411
Total deaths - 29,090
Positivity rate - 13.57 per cent
Case mortality rate - 2.47 per cent
Bengaluru COVID situation:-
Discharges - 20,332
New cases - 3,992
Deaths - 242
Total deaths - 13,346