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May 04, 2021

Karnataka govt to make District Incharge Ministers responsible for Covid containment measures

In Karnataka, the emergency Cabinet meeting called by the Chief Minister has decided to make District Incharge Ministers responsible for the Covid containment measures in all the districts.
Briefing the media persons in Bengaluru today after the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said that the Industries minister Jagadish Shetter will supervise availability of Oxygen in the hospitals and Revenue Minister R Ashok will be supervising the availability of beds.
He also announced that the media personnel will be considered as the frontline warriors in the state.
AIR Correspondent reports, in another press conference in Bengaluru today, the Bengaluru South Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya has brought forth a scam in the allocation of hospital beds for the Covid patients in Bengaluru.
He revealed that an investigation has revealed that Arogya Mitras appointed in private hospitals by the Government and bed booking system incharge in private hospitals have indulged in unscrupulous methods to create artificial scarcity in the city.
He alleged that based on monetary considerations or influence of authorities, the beds allocated online are reallocated to others. 
He said that a common man is made to run pillar to post to find the hospital bed due to this artificial shortage.
The Chief Minister has said that he will speak to Tejasvi Surya on this unholy nexus and initiate action against the culprits.

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