Karnataka: Those over 60 and 45 with comorbidities to get covid vaccine from Mar 1

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February 28, 2021

Preparations underway for next phase of COVID-19 vaccination for citizens over  60 years & above 45 years with comorbidities

Bengaluru, Feb 28: Karnataka all set to give Covid-19 vaccination to people above the age of 60 years and those over 45 and having comorbidities from Monday.

Initially, in all taluk and district hospitals in addition to 79 private hospitals across the state are ready for the mass vaccination.

Vaccination will be free at government vaccination centers only.

All private facilities will be allowed to operate as COVID-19 vaccination centers under CGHS, Ayushman Bharat-Arogya Karnataka Health Scheme and other state health insurance schemes.

State Health official sources said 983 hospitals, including 582 private hospitals in Karnataka, have been cataloged and mapped with the nearest cold chain points to ensure uninterrupted flow of vaccines. However, in the initial phase, in addition to 19 private health facilities from all taluk and district hospitals and BBMP, vaccination will be implemented from March 1 in two identified private hospitals in each district.

In the initial few days, vaccination will be done for registered beneficiaries online in urban and private facilities and in rural areas both online and online. “The state will increase immunization and increase the number of facilities for other modes of registration. This will be done on four days every week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – from 12 noon to 5 pm on all working days in government facilities and private hospitals. The number of vaccinations per day will be limited to 200 sites per session and served on a first come first served basis. However, online registered beneficiaries will be allotted a specific time in a day.

He said that the ongoing vaccination for healthcare and frontline workers would continue simultaneously with the second phase.

Those taking the vaccine in any private health facility will have to pay a pre-determined fee of Rs 250 per sealing per person as per the dose prescribed by the center. He said that beneficiaries will receive a digital QR code-based certificate.

Ahead of the second phase, Health Minister K. Sudhakar tweeted a list of 20 specified comorbidities for determining eligibility for citizens between the ages of 45 and 59. He said that for people in this age group, a certificate of comorbidity signed by a registered medical practitioner is also required.

In a series of tweets, the Health Minister said that the registration process was simplified. “While advance self-registration is enabled through Co-Win 2.0 or Arogya Setu, beneficiaries can choose a center of their choice with the date and time of the program available. On-site registration is also available at the center, ”he tweeted. All the beneficiaries are advised to carry one of the following photo identity cards: Aadhaar, electoral photo identity card, photo identity card in case of online registration, employment certificate or official identity card with photo and date of birth.

Although COVID-19 experts suggested that the state conduct a survey to identify and map the beneficiaries for the second phase, Mr. Chandra said that there was no longer any need for this as the center had self-registered Is allowed. “People can walk into the centers, register on site and get vaccinated,” he said.

Earlier, the Health Department had planned to go to the voter list for the elderly population and the existing data on the combusted population in the state.

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April 1,2021

Mangaluru, Apr 1: A hotelier from Mangaluru has killed himself in Vijayapura after he suffered huge loss due to covid-19.

The deceased has been identified as Ganesh, owner of Amar Hotel at Indi in Vijayapura.

It is said that he had borrowed a loan of Rs 30 lakh to run the hotel. He was finding it difficult to pay the interest on the loan. At the same time, the business of the hotel was also down after the pandemic according to the suspicion of the police.

Indi city police station personnel did the spot inspection and registered a case in this connection.

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April 5,2021

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Mangaluru, Apr 5: An accidental fire at the dumping yard at Pacchanady on the outskirts of the city triggered panic among the residents of surrounding areas last night. 

A haze of smoke enveloped the entire area following the massive fire. Machines of the plant also gutted in the fire. The loss is estimated to run into several lakhs of rupees.

The fire tenders have rushed to the spot to douse the fire. Residents too are helping in dousing the fire.

Deputy Commissioner Dr Rajendra K V, MCC Commissioner Akshy Sridhar, Mayor Premananda Shetty, and others have visited the spot. 

The dumping yard receives an average of 330 tonnes of garbage per day from Mangaluru city and Ullal CMC limits.

It may be recalled that garbage sliding from landfill site of Pacchanady in August 2019 had affected several families in and around Pacchanady. 

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April 13,2021

Mangaluru, Apr 13: An Air India flight from Dubai to Mangaluru was diverted and landed at the Cochin International Airport due to bad weather conditions in the coastal Karnataka, Director of Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), ACK Nair confirmed on Tuesday. 

The flight with 118 passengers was expected to touch down at Mangaluru International Airport, at 12.30 am on Tuesday April 13. As the climate at Mangaluru was not conducive for its landing, the flight changed its path and landed at Kochi.

The incident follows a day after Kozhikode-bound Air India Express (AIE) flight from Riyadh was diverted and landed at the International Airport here in the wee hours of Sunday after the pilot detected a fault in one of its tyres mid-air, sources said here. Incidentally, the faulty tyre of the AIE IX1322, carrying 180 passengers, burst after its safe landing at the Kochi airport, they said.

The pilot decided to divert the aircraft to Kochi airport, after a tyre issue was noticed, sources said. The decision to land at Kochi airport was taken considering the safety aspect, they said.

While the Kochi international airport is the biggest one in the state, the international airport at Kozhikode is a tabletop one, which has limited space at the ends of the runway. The decision of the pilot to divert the flight to Kochi proved right as its faulty tyre burst immediately after the passengers were safely deboarded following its landing at the airport at 3.16 AM, sources said.

The Air India Express arranged another aircraft in the morning for facilitating the journey of the deboarded passengers to Kozhikode, they said. A Kuwait-bound Air India Express flight had made an emergency landing at the Kozhikode airport last Friday after a fire warning in the cargo compartment.

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