*All healthcare and front line staff must take Covid Vaccination to prevent Second wave: Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*
*Those entering the state from Kerala & Maharashtra must be in possession of RTPCR negative report*
*Bengaluru, February 20, 2021*: Covid vaccination is must for all health and front line warriors to prevent outbreak of second wave of Covid-19 in the state, Chief Minister himself will be issuing the instructions regarding this, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. He was speaking to the media here on Saturday.
PM Narendra Modi Government is providing free of cost vaccination to all. There is no reason for any one to hesitate from taking vaccine. All staff of every department should take the shot, Chief Minister will be giving a video message shortly urging the employees to take the shot, said the Minister.
Severity of the infection will be reduced after the vaccination thereby reducing the mortality rate. Public should strictly follow the guidelines, people should restrict large gatherings during marriage and other functions. Said Dr.Sudhakar.
We are observing strict measures to prevent second wave. The Brazil variant is not reported in our country. Covid is gradually decreasing , but nonetheless we need to be cautious said Dr.Sudhakar. On the measures taken to restrict entry from other states the Minister said that since number of cases increased in the neighbouring states like Kerala and Maharashtra and there are all possibilities that same may happen here. Therefore orders have been issued to passengers entering from those states to compulsorily have a RTPCR negative report while entering our state. District administrations of border districts have been asked to take necessary action in this regard, said the Minister.
A video conference will be held with DCs of all districts regrading further measures to be taken in the state. If we succeed in preventing the second wave then question of lock down doesn’t arise, he added.