No need to panic about Delta Plus variant: Dr.K.Sudhakar

 No need to panic about Delta Plus variant: Dr.K.Sudhakar
Share this post

Genomic sequencing labs will be set up at six places

Bengaluru, June 25, 2021: Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar has asked people not to panic about the Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 virus.

“There are two cases of Delta plus variant, one in Bengaluru and the other in Mysuru. Both have mild symptoms. There was no severity in both the cases. The patient in Mysuru has completely recovered. Primary contacts of these two cases have tested negative. Therefore, there is no need to panic about these virus. Genome sequencing is being done everyday to detect new strains,” the Minister said.

The minister said that there was surge in cases in Kerala.

“Positivity rate is more than 10% there. We need to be cautious as we share border with this state. Same is the case with Maharashtra. We need to conduct more tests in border areas. We have instructed the district administration to conduct more tests in border areas,” Dr.Sudhakar said.

He however was not in support to close borders.

“It is not appropriate to close the borders. We need to be cautions at Bus and Railway stations. 6 genome sequencing labs are being set up at Bengaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Hubli, Mangaluru and Vijayapura. There is some difference in treatment protocol for Delta and Delta Plus variants. All these will be discussed with experts in the meeting with CM,” he added

Handing over of 500 O2 Concentrators

Dr.Sudhakr attended handing over of 500 oxygen concentrators and ten thousand concentrator tubes by Sneha Charitable Trust to the government of Karnataka. Trust has assured a help of 28 crore Rs for Covid control measures. It has also set up a hospital for care of Post Covid patients. Minister expressed gratitude for this gesture by the Trust.

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Other related posts

error: Content is protected !!