While several states of India are claiming of running out of COVID-19 vaccine doses despite Centre's claim of "no scarcity anywhere", Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said the state has enough doses of vaccines.
"We are not at all short of vaccines.
I've been reiterating everyday that we're receiving vaccines almost twice a week.
Even now we have a stock of almost 25-30 lakh doses.
Centre has assured me that in a couple of days they'll send another 25 lakh doses," said K Sudhakar.
Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on April 19 on medical infrastructure amid COVID situation said that the issue is not oxygen but the issue is that big hospitals are not having any plans."The issue is not oxygen, but there are some big hospitals that don't have plans. So that logistical issue is still there, how to handle that is what we are contemplating. But we'll somehow resolve it," Minister said. "There is no dearth of oxygen but there are some logistical issues that we are sorting out. We will sort it out in a couple of days. We have called a meeting under our Industry Minister, all the producers and suppliers of oxygen. We'll sort out the issue," he added.
Karnataka government will issue new circular regarding social, political, cultural gathering, informed Health Minister K Sudhakar after meeting with state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. "We have already imposed night curfew. Today we will issue a new circular regarding gatherings-social, political, cultural- we will discourage all these. There should be no more than 100 people at weddings in closed spaces and not more than 200 in open spaces," said Karnataka Health Minister.
Amid continuous surge in COVID-19 cases, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa held an emergency meeting at his residence on April 16. State Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar and other senior officials were present at the meeting. Karnataka reported highest single-day spike with 14,738 COVID cases and 66 deaths in last 24 hours.
Migrant workers in large numbers are returning to their hometowns due to prevailing COVID situation. Lucknow's bus stand was crowded with workers returning from Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Several workers have lost their jobs due to pandemic.
Amid growing cases of coronavirus, Haryana government decided has decided to vaccinate protesting farmers and also test them for coronavirus. "It is my duty to worry about everyone in Haryana. Farmers are protesting here in large numbers. We have decided to vaccinate them and get them tested for COVID-19,"said Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij.
Maharashtra reported 67,123 fresh COVID cases, 56,783 discharges, and 419 deaths on April 17. While Maharashtra's capital reported 8,834 new COVID-19 cases, 6,617 discharges and 52 deaths in last 24 hours. On the other side, Karnataka today registered 17,489 new positive cases, 5,565 discharges and 80 deaths. Kerala also reported 13,835 new cases, 3654 recoveries and 27 deaths today. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh reported 11,269 new coronavirus cases, 6,497 recoveries, and 66 deaths in last 24 hours.
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