Bommai pulls up DHO for Covid mismanagement

Bommai pulls up DHO for Covid mismanagement

Mangaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has come down heavily on Dakshina Kannada district health officer for not procuring N-95 masks and glows for health workers who were deputed for the district's Covid-19 duties. 

During a review meeting with deputy commissioners and district health officials, the Chief Minister has noticed that DHO has not procured the N-95 masks and glows for health workers and supporting staff; he pulled up the DHO for dereliction of duty. The Chief Minister has also expressed his displeasure for the deputy commissioner for not monitoring the utilization of funds released to procure necessary infrastructures for Covid works. 

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Chief Minister said that in the third wave, as experts told, many children get infected to Covid.  

“I have asked the district authorities to conduct health camps for children in the schools across the district. Priority should be given to conducting health camps in village areas. I have also directed to supply nutritious food to the children. Children who are suffering from malnutrition should be provided nutrition food”, the CM said. 

In Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, frequent health camps will be conducted to treat children. Government has implemented Vatsalya scheme for the children. Besides special care has been taken to treat the Covid patients who have other ailments like health diseases. Vatsalya scheme will be extended to all districts in the coming days, the Chief Minister said. 

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Chief Minister said that the district authority had been told to take special vigil on border areas. Besides regular monitoring in border areas, contact tracing, home isolation will be taken up. 

CM has ordered district authorities to improve the health infrastructures, beds, ICU units, and Oxygen supply to all government hospitals in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. 

In the meeting, officials have complained about a shortage in the supply of vaccines to the district. Chief Minister has assured that he will take steps to supply sufficient vaccines to the border district. He will meet Union Health Minister next week to request for supplying enough vaccines.