Thomas (Special correspondent)
Government has already initiated action to establish a Genome Sequencing Lab in the state. Health Secretary has been instructed to look into the needs of procuring necessary equipments and experts for the purpose,Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai said speaking to media persons at his residence in Hubball on Tuesday.
All the districts have Covid testing labs.Genome Sequencing needs expert systems and modern equipments.
Spread of new variant,Omicron,has necessitated sending test samples in suspect cases for Omicron,to Genome Sequence testing in NCBS. Arrangements would be made to get the test reports quickly,” Bommai said.
Replying to a question about former Chief Minister,Siddaramaiah’s allegations that,number of mandays under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been reduced,Bommai said that,Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister,KS Eshwarappa has already replied to the charge.
Reacting to Siddaramaiah’s statement that, Bommai is a liar, he said,I had immense respect for Siddaramaiah.I am disappointed at his recent statements he added.