Centre praises ASHAs’ role in Karnataka’s Covid-19 fight

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July 3, 2020

New Delhi, Jul 3: Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in Karnataka have emerged as a "crucial pillar in the state's success" in combating Covid-19, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

Acknowledging and praising their work, the ministry said they have been actively participating in household surveys in the state, screening inter-state passengers, migrant workers and others in the community for symptoms of the infection,

“Around 42,000 ASHAs have emerged as a crucial pillar in the state's success” in combating Covid-19, the ministry said.

"Recognizing the increased vulnerability of certain population groups to Covid-19, in a one-time survey to identify households with the elderly, persons with co-morbidities, and immune-compromised individuals, about 1.59 crore households were covered," the ministry said in a statement.

ASHAs regularly monitor such high-risk groups in their area with a periodicity of follow-up visits varying from once a day in the containment zones to once every 15 days in other areas, it said.

They also visit the houses of persons complaining influenza-like-illness (ILI) symptoms and severe acute respiratory infections (SARI), besides high-risk individuals who have called the state health department helpline numbers, the ministry said.

ASHAs are a part of the Rural Task Force, headed by Panchayat Development Officer (PDO) at the Gram Panchayat level, for addressing public grievances on both Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 related services.

ASHAs are trained female community health activists selected from the village itself and accountable to it. They are trained to work as an interface between the community and the public health system.

In the urban areas too, they have been at the forefront of dissemination of various awareness activities in fever clinics and swab collection centres in urban areas.

They have also actively screened cases of ILI and SARI in urban areas. They are also part of the screening teams at international and interstate check-posts.

Karnataka has reported 272 Covid-19 deaths and 18,016 cases, according to the health ministry data updated at 8 AM.

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September 13,2020

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Bengaluru, Sep 13: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Chief D K Shivakumar, who tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to hospital, has requested party activists and leaders not to meet him for the next six days.

In a video message released on Sunday, he requested the leaders and activists not to meet him as he is in home isolation. He was discharged from the hospital on Saturday.

Thanking all the supporters for their support and prayers, he stated that doctors advised him to take rest for next six days and not to meet anyone as he is still under treatment.

Shivakumar is in the touch with a few party leaders and taking daily updates on the party affairs in the state.

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September 22,2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 22: Mangaluru police has made a break through of theft in an apartment at Idya in Suratkal and arrested four persons including an ex-serviceman in this connection.

Speaking to mediapersons, City Police Commissioner Vikash Kumar Vikash said on Tuesday that the arrested are ex-serviceman Naveen, Santhosh of Belthangady, and Raghu and Amesh of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.

The incident took place on August 17, when thieves entered the flat belonging to Vidya Prabhu in Jardin Apartment Complex at Surathkal and decamped with Rs 51 lakh cash and 224 gram of gold ornaments. One of those nabbed, Naveen, was serving as the secretary of the apartment association.

the investigating police had arrested two persons from Thiruvananthapuram. As the investigation continued, they were able to arrest two more persons including an ex-serviceman. Naveen was serving as a manager in a wine shop while Santosh was working as a waiter in the same wine shop. The police have recovered Rs 30,85,710 cash and 224 grams gold ornaments along with the car and two-wheeler used for the crime.

The police are yet to arrest two more persons from Kerala who were also part of the theft. It was found that Vidya used to visit the flat once in a while and did not stay there regularly, he added.

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September 10,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 10: Indian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Reliance Industries is offering to sell a roughly $20 billion stake in its retail arm to Amazon.com Inc , BloombergQuint reported on Thursday, citing Bloomberg News.

The Bloomberg report, citing one unnamed person with knowledge of the matter, added that billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance is willing to sell an up to 40 per cent stake in the retail business to Amazon, according to BloombergQuint.

Shares in Reliance were up 4 per cent in midday trading in Mumbai. The company earlier on Thursday became the first listed Indian firm to cross $200 billion in market capitalisation.

Amazon has held talks about investing in Reliance Retail and expressed interest in negotiating potential deals, according to the report.

The news follows a $1 billion investment announced Wednesday by Silver Lake Partners in Reliance Retail, which runs more than 10,000 stores selling apparel, groceries and electronics across India.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Reliance did not immediately return an email seeking comment.

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