Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, raising concern over the increase in the number of COVID 19 cases reported in the state. The CM Yediyurappa directed the district administrations to work towards bringing the death rate down due to Coronavirus on Thursday.
CM gives directions to concerned officials
He directed the concerned officials that district administration should ensure that special attention is paid to bring down the death rate while taking all the necessary precautions of not getting infected. He further added that the government is taking all the necessary safety measures to control and combat the pandemic.
The Chief Minister gave these directions during the meeting with Deputy Commissioners, Zilla Panchayat CEOs, Superintendents of Police, and District Health Officers. Others concerned officials also participated in the video conference, held from Bengaluru.
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa said, ” It’s a government priority to provide immediate treatment to those who are developing the symptoms of infection and thus, saving more lives of people affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.”
The CM also instructed the district administrations and top government officials to take various measures to step like strengthening booth-level task forces, conducting door-to-door surveys, and efficiently identifying contacts.
Further, he also pointed out that making an appropriate and adequate amounts of testing kits available to speed up the testing process and appointing doctors wherever necessary are important to enhance the state efforts for the current situation.
Aiming at death rate below 1 percent in the state
In the meantime, Medical Education Minister Dr. K Sudhakar on Thursday said that the state government is working and taking necessary actions to bring down the death rate due to COVID 19 below 1 percent.
He said, ” At present, the death toll due to COVID 19 in the state is 1.62%. We are trying to reduce this rate below 1 percent and necessary actions related to this are been taken now.”
As updated on Thursday, 6,937 people have given up in front of the infection, of which 2,390 are in Bengaluru (urban and rural) alone. The State has recorded a cumulative 4,30,947 Covid-19 cases since March 8. According to the statistics issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, as many as 1,01,537 cases are active in the state as on September 10.