A day after the Union Health Ministry recommended the Karnataka government to prioritise saving lives and to step up testing, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa held an emergency meeting with ministers and top government officials in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa with the Central team, in Bengaluru on Tuesday. ANI
A Central team which visited Bengaluru on Tuesday to assess the response by the Karnataka government to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic has advised the state to scale up testing in order to bring the spread of the virus under control.
The two-member team, comprising Additional Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Arti Ahuja and Emergency Medical Relief Director P Raveendran, met Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, senior ministers and officials involved in the Covid-19 battle to assess the state’s response, especially amid a surge in cases in Bengaluru.
“They discussed a lot of issues on how to tackle the spread of the virus. One thing they said is that the more you test, the better you can control the spread of the disease,” said Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar, who was part of the meeting. Any queries and support related to COVID-19 in Karnataka, citizens can contact round-the-clock helpline numbers: 104(toll free) +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000
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