Karnataka Bangalore News August 17 Highlights: The Karnataka government Tuesday launched a drive to evaluate post-Covid complications in people who have recovered from the infection. The drive, according to Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, will check the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) that might hit Covid patients after recovery.
“There are more than 28 lakh people in the state who have recovered from the infection. Since both Covid-19 and TB infect the lungs we have launched this special drive to ensure early detection of TB in people who have recovered from Covid,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka government on Monday issued a notification for formation of District Level COVID-19 Technical Expert Committees (TEC) for providing technical guidance to the district administrations. Signed by Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Jawaid Akhtar, TEC has been constituted based on the recommendation of the state Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) from the experiences of two waves of COVID-19 pandemic and as the third wave is anticipated by the experts in October-November 2021.