Target to vaccinate entire adult population by November: Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar

Yogesh K Porwar & Avanth Kumar Kankaria

The Karnataka government is working with a target to fully vaccinate the entire adult population against Covid-19 by the end of November, Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said on Monday.

In a video conference with Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Zilla Panchayat CEOs of 23 districts,which are lagging behind in vaccination coverage,the minister said.

These 23 district administrations have been given a target to speed up coverage and complete the first dose for all by the end of this month.Target has been set to complete both the doses for all by November,Progress and achievement on testing,setting up of oxygen plants and other civil works were also discussed, minister added.

Even last year Government had allowed celebration of Ganesha Festival despite higher number of cases.This year we have a positivity rate of 0.7% and guidelines have been issued to ensure precautionary measures especially in public celebration.

We will review the situation district -wise and issue separate guidelines wherever the positivity is more than 2%, minister said.

A 12-year old boy who was detected with Nifha virus in Kerala has succumbed to it.We have taken strict measures to ensure it doesn’t spread here.We also need to be vigilant to prevent third wave,he added.

“Historic win”

BJP has secured unprecedented and historic win in Belagavi City Corporation polls.I thank people of Belagavi for giving opportunity to have a Mayor on its own.

This is the first polls after Shri BS Bommai assumed responsibility as CM and the results reflect the acceptance of his leadership among people.

People have also blessed the party in Hubballi-dharwad and Doddaballapura civic polls. This is a vindication of Development mantra of both Central and state governments,Dr.Sudhakar said.

Opposition parties have become politically bankrupt.They have no issues to go to people. Whenever BJP wins they call it misuse of power.

This is unfair and they must accept people’s verdict in the spirit of democracy. People have lost all hopes on Congress and today’s results have proved it again, Dr.Sudhakar said.