Karnataka Bangalore News September 20, 21, 22 Highlights: Bengaluru Metro’s tunnel boring machine ‘Urja’ made a breakthrough today at around 10.15 am in the presence of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. Urja, which was drilling a distance of 855 metres for over a year now, is the first TBM to achieve a breakthrough on Namma Metro’s Pink Line.
Meanwhile, nearly a month after a student was raped in Mysuru, the Karnataka police have been able to gain the confidence of the woman to convince her to record her statement regarding the incident. The woman gave her statement before a magistrate on Wednesday, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai informed the state legislature Wednesday afternoon. The woman and her friend were attacked by a gang of men near the foothills of the Chamundi Hills on August 24 while they were on a outing in an uninhabited area.
Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Tuesday said 3,900 people in the state have been infected by black fungus so far. “Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus infections, are found after recovery from COVID-19 and 3,900 people have been infected in the state so far,” Sudhakar said.
Responding to a question raised by Congress MLA from Bhalki, Eshwara Khandre, in the assembly, he said, considering the treatment for the black fungus infection being costly, the government has decided to provide free treatment. “96,060 vials of Liposomal amphotericin (the drug required for black fungus) has been procured, and 51,000 have already been distributed to districts,” he added.