K’taka Health Minister appreciates Kerala’s Health Infrastructure: ‘will take cues to improve ours’

  • | Monday | 12th October, 2020

K Sudhakar, who was only Medical Education Minister, was allotted Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday making him in charge of both the Ministry handling for the overall health infrastructure and Covid-19 Management in the state.

Soon after getting charge of Health and Family Welfare too, Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar express appreciation towards the public healthcare system in an opposition party ruling state – Kerala.

He said, “Our neighbouring state Kerala is known for its strong public healthcare system. Setting this as an example and in fact trying to take a step ahead, we will begin with our collective efforts to set up a commendable healthcare system in our state.”

However, Sudhakar added that his immediate focus was to bring down the case fatality rate (CFR) in the state, especially in Mysuru. “While measures will be taken to lessen the case fatality rate first, identifying all contacts (of a Covid-19 positive person) within 48 hours will also be worked upon by our officials. Providing comprehensive treatment to those in need to help them recover from the infection is another area we are working on,” he said.

K Sudhakar, who was only Medical Education Minister, was allotted Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday making him in charge of both the Ministry handling for the overall health infrastructure and Covid-19 Management in the state.

As of Sunday, Karnataka has recorded a 1.4 percent CFR (since March 8) while the same at Mysuru is 2.1 percent, as per data issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services. At the same time, even as Bengaluru tops the list of most coronavirus-linked deaths among 30 districts in the state, the CFR is 1.2 percent.

Karnataka has reported over 7.1 lakh cases with 5.8 lakh people recovering from the infection. At least 9,966 people have succumbed to the infection so far.



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