A day after testing negative for covid-19, Siddaramaiah discharged from hospital

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August 13, 2020

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Bengaluru, Aug 13: Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here for Covid-19 infection has been discharged after recovery, his office said in a statement on Thursday.

He has been discharged after reports of the second test also came out negative, it said.

The statement said Siddaramaiah was admitted to hospital on August 3 for urinary infection and subsequently he had tested positive for the coronavirus infection.

As per the advice of the doctors, he will take rest at home for one week, it added.

The 72-year-old leader of opposition has thanked doctors and medical staff who took care of him at the Manipal hospital for the last ten days.

He has also thanked people of the state and others, who wished his speedy recovery, the statement said.

Siddaramaiah's son and Congress MLA from Varuna Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah had tested positive on August 7.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa who was also undergoing treatment for Covid-19 infection at the same Manipal

Hospital was discharged on Monday after recovery. He is currently under self-quarantine at home.

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September 18,2020

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Mysuru, Sept 18: Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Mminister Suresh Kumar said on Friday that even though the schools opening from September 21, but no classes would be held across the state.

Speaking to the media, he further said that until Centre instructs, no classes would be held.

However, admission for the students from classes 1 to 10 would be continued till September 30.

If any parent faces any problem with the admission process he/she have to contact concern block development officers they would resolve the issues, the Minster stated.

He stated that wherever he visited the children were asking him about opening of the schools , but parents were anxious and fear to send their wards to the school, hence the department taking all necessary steps and responsibility.

Replaying to question of the change of Chief Minister, he said it was only creation of media houses and B S Yediyurappa would remain as the Chief Minster.

With regard to expansion of the Cabinet, he added that the CM would take a decision on the issue.

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September 23,2020
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Bengaluru, Sept 23: A day after Congress Legislative Party leader Siddaramaiah slammed the state government over alleged purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), gloves and sanitisers from blacklisted companies, Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar, president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, on Wednesday accused it of being steeped in corruption and making money by compromising the lives of the poor.

He was reacting to a reply by Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar to questions raised on COVID-19 management in the Assembly.

"The Yediyurappa government has chosen a path to make money by cheating people. It is making money over the bodies of the poor," he alleged while speaking on the third day of the current Assembly session on Wednesday.

Earlier, speaking in the House on the second day of the Assembly session on Tuesday, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah slammed the state government over purchase of PPE kits, gloves and sanitisers, presenting data of different prices paid to different companies, including those blacklisted.

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September 20,2020

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Udupi, Sept 20: Relentless downpour has caused massive flooding in the coastal district of Udupi throwing normal life out of gear, with all low-lying areas under four to eight feet of water. National Disaster Response Force was called in for rescue efforts as four villages in Udupi taluk were inundated.

According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell dashboard, up to 64.5 mm rainfall was recorded since 8.30 am of Sunday morning in several pockets of coastal region.

The District Collector has directed the citizens affected by the extreme weather to contact the emergency number 1077, to receive help from the assigned control room. The parking area at Udupi Krishna Mata and the city’s national highway routes have been completely waterlogged due to the heavy rains. Several shops and godowns in the district have been flooded.

Extreme rainfall has resulted in the sinking of 3 boats, causing heavy damages ranging in lakhs of rupees. During this ordeal, the fishermen managed to rescue themselves by seeking refuge in the rocks and boulders by the sea.

The road at Gundibail has worsened due to the rains. Udupi-Manipal main roads have deteriorated, while many shops and houses at Badagupete have experienced flooding.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa directed officials from Udupi and Bengaluru Urban district to take measures to prevent any untoward incidents. According to a release from the CMO, Yediyurappa spoke to BBMP administrator Gaurav Gupta over phone, with instructions to prevent flooding along storm water drains of the city. All officials should be available round the clock as rainfall is forecast to continue in the city, the CM said.

He spoke to Udupi DC G Jagadeesh to review the rescue efforts being carried out in the district. Udupi and other coastal districts have received very heavy rainfall over the past two days.

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters in Udupi that army helicopters will be used for rescue efforts if required. Due to heavy rainfall in the Western Ghats, rivers are in spate. Several bridges in Karkala taluk, Udupi district were washed away, he said. Efforts are on to rescue the staff at Baje Hydro Project in the district who are stranded in the flood waters.

India Meteorological Department has issued red alert for very heavy rainfall in coastal districts till Tuesday, and in Malnad districts till Monday. Extremely heavy rainfall events exceeding 204.5 mm rainfall per day is also likely in isolated parts of these districts, along with thundershowers.

Also Read: DK faces massive destruction due to heavy rain; road was split in two near Mangaluru

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