Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar, is preparing to challenge the possible third wave of COVID-19, and the government has taken several measures. The Karnataka government implemented measures including reserving 20 percent of beds in district hospitals and community health centres for children.
CM reacted to a question raised by Congress MLA M Krishnappa. The government is ready to tackle the possible third wave of COVID-19, especially concerning children.
The experts have suggested that children are vulnerable during the possible third wave of COVID. The government has readied 25,870 oxygen supported beds and 502 paediatric ventilators both at the government and private level.
CM said about 285 paediatricians, 1,250 medical officers, 1,202 nurses, along with 85 paediatricians recruited on July 6-7. They are provided with special training regarding providing treatment for the third wave of COVID.
Additionally, K Sudhakar said that equipment and infrastructure are ready. Accessibility will get ready within 15 days in all district hospitals.
The Minister K Sudhakar arranged 20 percent of beds at district and taluk hospitals, community health centres to be reserved for children.
Since, COVID numbers have dropped, as a result, there is no shortage of beds. Raichur reports of shortage of beds and immediate measures have been taken.
Congress MLA Shivanand Patil marked a shortage of beds for delivery at mother and child hospitals in Vijayapura district. Where the highest number of deliveries are taking place in the state.
Minister K Sudhakar reacted to this and said the government will take steps to enhance the number of beds. At some district centres more deliveries are happenning, especially in border districts, as people from neighbouring states also come there.
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