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Karnataka Makes A Video Call For Kerala Model To Contain Coronavirus

Karnataka minister Dr Ok Sudhakar spoke to Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on COVID-19.


Karnataka’s minister for medical training Dr Ok Sudhakar on Monday held a web-based assembly with Kerala’s Health Minister KK Shailaja who has been widely-praised for her dealing with of the pandemic in her state.

Health needs to be above politics, however it was nonetheless uncommon for the BJP minister to achieve out to the minister of the Left-led authorities.

“As we all know, Kerala has set an example in handling the COVID disease in terms of mortality rate – which has really impressed me. So I had requested a video meeting with the honourable Health Minister of Kerala. I wanted to understand their best practices. They were kind enough to agree and we had a very fruitful meeting. We exchanged best practices. And since they had experience of handling prior pandemic of Nipah – so they were exchanging how robust their public health system is.”

Ms Shailaja tweeted:

Dr Sudhakar, a medical skilled himself, mentioned it was important that sufferers search therapy early.

“Their (Kerala’s) patients have alerted early and admitted voluntarily. Unfortunately in our state, the deaths that have happened, they have all come at the last hour. So it is humanly impossible for any system to save those lives,” he mentioned.

The two ministers mentioned the steps adopted for tracing, testing and therapy of the illness, the result, and measures to be taken to deal with the challenges following easing of lockdown restrictions, an official assertion mentioned after the 50-minute dialog

The two ministers agreed to have common dialogue to trade info on illness management and high quality therapy for sufferers.

Karnataka registered 14 new circumstances of coronavirus on Monday, taking its complete to 862 together with 31 deaths. Kerala, which reported India’s first coronavirus case in late January, has registered 512 circumstances and simply 4 deaths. The state has drawn worldwide consideration for managing to curb the unfold of the lethal illness.

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