Continuing with his tour of border districts with COVID infection high-load, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is touring Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts today. In the district headquarters of Mangaluru in Dakshin Kannada, the Chief Minister inaugurated a 32-bed ICU unit in Wenlock District Hospital.
Speaking to media persons on measures taken to contain the pandemic, the Chief Minister said that the experience from COVID first and second wave showed that close watch over Maharashtra and Kerala border will help combat pandemic in the state. Hence, he said that RT-PCR negative report is made mandatory for entry into the state from these two states.
On preventive measures being taken to prevent spread of the COVID infection among Children, the Chief Minister said that Vatsalya Yojana launched in Haveri and Udupi districts to survey children vulnerable to the viral infection and provide nutritious food to malnourished children will be extended to other districts too. He added that Paediatric Wards are also being set up in all the district hospitals to treat Children infected by COVID.