Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus December 4 Highlights: Former PM Deve Gowda urges Centre to make Covid vaccine affordable
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News December 4 Highlights: According to sources in the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, a decision on the measures taken to minimise the effects of a possible second wave predicted in January 2021 in Karnataka will also be taken during this meeting.
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News December 4 Highlights: A couple of days after a technical advisory committee (TAC) suggested measures like the imposition of night curfew between December 26 to January 1 and a ban on New Year celebrations to minimise the impact on the state, Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar is likely to meet TAC members in Bengaluru on Friday.
The final decision will be announced after consulting the Chief Minister and ministerial colleagues, he told reporters on Thursday. The Minister said that further steps will be taken after carefully considering factors such as level and area of impact and measures to be taken.
According to sources in the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, a decision on the measures taken to minimise the effects of a possible second wave predicted in January 2021 in Karnataka will also be taken during this meeting.
Meanwhile, 1446 more people contracted the infection across the state on Thursday while another 894 recovered from the same. As many as 24,689 cases are active as on December 3, with the total tally since March 8 rising to over 8.89 lakh in the state.
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Meanwhile, former Congress corporator Abdul Rakeeb Zakir, who was on the run for nearly two months, was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) in connection with the Bengaluru violence case. Confirming the arrest, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said, "Zakir, the accused in DJ Halli case, has been arrested yesterday (Wednesday) night."
At the same time, in the backdrop of the massive protests by farmers in and around the national capital, Karnataka Agriculture Minister B C Patil on Thursday stirred up a controversy by calling farmers who have died by suicide "cowards".
Meanwhile regarding salaries to resident doctors who have been deployed on mandatory service, Dr. Sudhakar said it has come to his notice that the salaries have not been credited. The delay is due to technical reasons, he explained and assured that salaries will be released within a week. Until then, the administrative bodies of the colleges have been instructed to pay the doctors. The chief secretary to the department has discussed the matter with the Department of finance, he added.
The Minister said that arrangements have been made to distribute and store the vaccine. Several rounds of discussions have taken place with the concerned personnel in this regard. He explained that infrastructure has been improved in comparison to the times before the Covid-19 break and added that vaccination will take place once the decision of the vaccine to be taken is made and other necessary factors are decided.
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