*Hospitals are well prepared for Covid-19 treatment: Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*
*Strict action will be initiated if medicines are overcharged*
*Bengaluru, December 11, 2020*: State is well prepared for the possible second wave of the pandemic, 10 district hospitals and 30 taluk hospitals have been provided with 37.72 Cr for procuring Oxygen generator and other equipments, said Dr.K.Sudhakar.
He was speaking to the media at Vidhana Soudha after a meeting with task force committee. The Minister said that DCM Govind Karjol has been newly appointed as chairman of the task force committee and points have been discussed to contain the spread of the infection for next 3 months. 11.32 Crore has been set aside for purchasing rapid antigen kit and 22.50 Crore earmarked for medicine purchase for next 90 days. He said.
Government rate for Remidisvir is Rs. 1,800 . We have received complaints that some private hospitals are overcharging for this medicine. Action will be taken against such hospitals under KPME act warned Dr.Sudhakar.
*Covid review meeting with 10 districts*
Dr Sudhakar also held Covid review meeting with officials of 10 districts including Bengaluru urban. The Minister said that keeping in view the possible second wave, it is ordered to restrict public gatherings like, new year celebrations. It is also instructed to keep minimum gatherings during December 20 to January second week. Said the Minister.