Karnataka | Private hospitals warned of action for violating covid tariffs

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August 7, 2020

Bengaluru, Aug 7: Action will be taken against private hospitals that were violating government norms and charging exorbitant fees charges for the treatment of Covid-19 patients and suspects, said Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi.

The government has taken action against private hospitals in Bengaluru and the same parameters would be adopted other cities, he said speaking to media persons in Belagavi on Friday.

Jarkiholi said that the government had noticed that patients were levied exorbitant charges for Covid-19 treatment. People too have complaints regarding the huge bills by these private hospitals and have demanded action.

“We are not under the obligation of any private hospital and stringent action will be taken against all erring and violating government tariffs. They will have to treat patients and follow the tariffs fixed,” he stated.

Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences District Hospital had been directed to install CCTV cameras in Covid-19 wards and install monitors at reception to facilitate monitoring of treatment and condition of the wards. BIMS management was taken to task for not following the directive and have been given a deadline to install CCTV cameras, Jarkiholi informed.

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September 22,2020

Bengaluru, Sept 22: The Main Opposition Congress party in the Karnataka Assembly, on Tuesday extended support to the Farmers, who are staging protest against the state government's controversial amendment to the Land Reforms and the APMC Act.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President D K Shivakumar, who had visited the Freedom Park, where farmers are staging dharna on the issue, and extended the party's solidarity with their demands.

Addressing the Farmers at the Dharna place, the KPCC president said that "You are agitating on an issue which is detrimental to the farming community as well as to the entire Farm activities".

Informing that the Congress party is also protesting against the two Controversial Ordinances on Land Reforms as well as Agriculture Marketing Produces Committee (APMC) Act both within and outside the Assembly, he said that "Party will stand with the farmers".

The KPCC president had also called for the Farmers to remain steadfast on the issue and defeat the very purpose of the Legislation, by not coming forward to sell off their landed properties across the state.

Meanwhile, the JD(S) leaders had also visited the Farmers, at Freedom Park and also extended their support for their cause.

It may be recalled that farmers, who had came from different parts of the state, are staging dharna near Freedom Park in the city opposing state government's proposal to bring amendment to the Land Reforms as well as APMC Act.

The Farmers Associations had also planned to call for a State-wide bandh in support of theri cause.

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September 18,2020

Mangaluru, Sept 18: Moodbidri MLA Umanath Kotian was tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

Taking to the Twitter, he wrote 'I had undergone a test for Covid-19 and have been tested positive for COVID-19.

'I am undergoing treatment for the same. With the blessings of God and my friends, I am confident of getting recovered from the infection shortly', he tweeted.

He also asked those who contacted him should go for test and take precautionary measures.

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September 23,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 23: Six people were arrested and Rs 6 lakhs was seized by the Central Crime Branch in Bengaluru for allegedly betting on the Indian Premier League.

According to Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police, all six have been arrested.

Two cases were registered in the Banaswadi and Malleswaram regarding the incident.

The IPL 2020 started on September 19 and will continue till November 10, across three venues in the United Arab Emirates -- Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai.

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