Union Health Minister chairs VC to review fight against TB; Dr.Sudhakar says state committed to achieve PM’s vision of TB-free India by 2025

Yogesh K Porwar.Avanth Kumar Kankaria

“Record 12 Lakh doses administered on Wednesday”

On the first Lasika Utsava on Wednesday state clocked a record 12 lakh plus doses and topped the entire country,said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar.

Speaking to the media persons,Dr.Sudhakar said, 10 lakh doses was the target set on Wednesday. Thanks to the voluntary participation by citizens and effective work of all the staff of Health Department,we could administer 12,04,402 doses.

1,85,488 doses were administered in BBMP limits.Belagavi stood first with 99,973 doses. Kodagu,Gagag,Chamarajanagar and Yadagiri administered less than 20,000 doses, Sudhakar said.

50,000,44,000,72,000 and 51,000 doses were administered in Chikkaballapura,Chikmagaluru, Mandya and Mysuru respectively which lead to high coverage.

We have now set a target of administering 5 Lakh doses everyday and 1.12 crore doses have been administered in August, Sudhakar explained.

Kerala is still witnessing high number of cases.

Therefore we have introduced mandatory institutional quarantine.All educational institutions and industrial houses must arrange for institutional quarantine themselves in the interest of their students and employees.

“Union Minister’s VC on TB eradication”

Health Ministers of States including Shri T.S. Singh Deo, Health Minister (Chhattisgarh), Shri Mangal Pandey, Health Minister (Bihar),Shri Anil Vij, Health Minister (Haryana), Shri Satyendra Kumar Jain, Health Minister (Delhi),Shri Rajesh Tope, Health Minister (Maharashtra), Shri Naba Kishore Das, Health Minister (Odisha), Shri Rajiv Saizal, Health Minister (Himachal Pradesh), Shri Banna Gupta, Health and Medical Education Minister (Jharkhand), Dr. K. Sudhakar, Minister of Medical Education (Karnataka),Smt. Veena George, Health Minister (Kerala), Shri Raghu Sharma, Health Minister (Rajasthan)attended the meet on behalf of their States. World TB Day 2019: Narendra Modi Says India to Be TB-Free by 2025, 5 Years Before the Global Target of 2030.

Speaking to the media after participating in Union Minister’s VC with all state health minsters to review the progress in the fight against TB Dr.Sudhakar said,PM has laid out a visit to make India TB free by 2025.

Karnataka is the first state to launch a campaign to find active TB cases in more than 29 Lakh people who have recovered from Covid-19 and their family members.

So far about 7 lakh people have been screened and 157 active TB cases have been reported, minister explained.

Union Health Minister has suggested that SARI and ILI cases must be evaluated for Covid-19 and everyone must continue to follow Covid appropriate behaviour.

Union Minister appreciated Karnataka’s progress in vaccination drive and Lasika Utsava,minister said.

We have been following strict vigilance in border districts.It has been instructed to widen the vaccine coverage in villages within 20kms in border districts.

Action has been initiated against college management where students returning from Kerala have tested positive for Covid in KGF,said minister in his statement.