Karnataka fixes rates for covid-19 testing for sixth time

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October 17, 2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 17: For the sixth time, the government of Karnataka has fixed rates for covid testing. The rates include the cost of PPE kits.

Sample collection and transportation of government and private samples to the testing lab can be charged not more than Rs 400. The RTPCR test for samples referred by government hospital to private labs should cost Rs 800. RTPCR test for privately given samples to private labs when samples are given at labs will cost Rs 1,200.

The RTPCR test for privately given samples to private labs when the samples are collected by the labs at home should be charged Rs 1,600. TrueNAT test for privately given samples at private labs will cost Rs. 2,200. TrueNAT test for privately given samples to private labs when the samples are collected by the labs at home will cost Rs 2,600.

CB-NAAT test for privately given samples at private labs will cost Rs. 3,800. CBNAAT test for privately given samples to private labs when these samples are collected by the labs at home will cost Rs 4,200. Rapid Antibody Test/ELISA for privately given samples at private labs will cost Rs 500. Rapid Antigen Test for privately given samples at private labs will cost Rs 700.

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October 17,2020

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Udupi, Oct 17: The Udupi district administration today launch a door-to-door anti-covid campaign under the slogan ‘My family, my responsibility’.

With Unlock 5, people have forgotten about the pandemic, and hence anganwadi workers and BLOs will visit homes to spread awareness on the issue, said Udupi deputy commissioner G Jagadeesha.

He told reporters that pamphlets will be distributed to every house, and health workers will speak about the preventive measures to be adopted to tackle Covid-19, read out a pledge on the measures to be followed, and take a signature from the family. A campaign by ASHA workers to check oxygen levels with pulse oximeter will be undertaken.

In a first of its kind initiative in the state, teachers who are taking online classes will have to speak for five minutes on how covid can be prevented. Zilla panchayat CEO Naveen Bhat said that the pamphlet will contain details on testing methods, contact details, hospital details and all aspects related to the novel coronavirus. The PDOs must ensure that the pamphlet reaches every house in the village.

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October 20,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 20: KIOCL Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Subba Rao on Tuesday said that after obtaining statutory clearance for operation of Devadari mines, the company had been planning to set up 2.0 MTPA beneficiation and 2.0 MTPA pelletisation plant, which will generate employment for the local youth.

Union Minister of State for Steel, Faggan Singh Kulaste also visited Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL) and reviewed its performance.

The Union Minister also studied efforts made towards implementation of new projects and the bottlenecks faced during the execution of projects.

The minister in turn emphasised that KIOCL has done pioneering work in the field of iron ore mining and beneficiation of magnetite ore in Karnataka and is a leader in the country for pelletisation. He further stressed that the centre is placing thrust on increased utilisation of pellets as a raw material in blast furnaces and sponge iron industry in the country. KIOCL can contribute immensely in utilising these resources in the national interest.

The minister lauded the efforts made by KIOCL in entering the field of solar energy and the setting up a 5 MW solar power plant in Tumakuru district.

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October 22,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 22: A teenager was killed and two others suffered critical injuries after a motorbike ran amok on NH 66 near Kotekar Sankoli on the outskirts of the city today.

According to police the speeding bike hit a pedestrian, before ramming into a road divider and electric pole. A 17-year-old youth who was riding pillion on the bike died on the spot while the bike rider and the pedestrian sustained critical injuries.

The deceased has been identified as Ashwith who was a PU student. He was the son of Manjeshwar Hosangadi Angadipadavu based Ananta Gas Agency proprietor Gopala and Shobha couple. Another son Ashwin (21), who has been critically injured in the incident has been admitted to hospital. Meanwhile, the pedestrian who also hit is yet to be identified.

The bike which was speeding from Manjeshwar towards Mangaluru initially hit the pedestrian who was crossing the national highway. The bike rider, who lost control after the hit, rammed the bike into the divider and the electric transformer. Naguri traffic police personnel then visited the spot and conducted inspection.

The injured have been admitted to Thokkottu private hospital.

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