681 ventilators from PM-Care fund installed in Karnataka

  • | Wednesday | 5th August, 2020

The chief minister directed the officials that all ventilators should be installed immediately, a release from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) mentioned.

Karnataka has received a fresh batch of 681 ventilators from the Centre under the PM-Cares fund, officials at the state health department Tuesday confirmed. Another batch of 1,279 ventilators is expected to arrive later this month, they said.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, who is admitted at Bengaluru’s Manipal Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, held a review meeting over phone to assess the situation in the state.

“Of these, 335 (including 166 in Bengaluru) have already been added to hospitals to be used to assist COVID-19 patients in need of the same. The remaining 346 ventilators will be installed by the end of this week,” officials apprised Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.

The chief minister directed the officials that all ventilators should be installed immediately, a release from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) mentioned.



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