Bengaluru, Dec 1: All Medical and Paramedical Colleges in Karnataka reopened on Tuesday after a gap of nine months during which they had remained shut due to the lockdown imposed for checking the transmission of the coronavirus.
The Karnataka government allowed the colleges to reopen provided they follow the safety guidelines without fail.
Dental, AYUSH, Nursing and Pharmacy Colleges have also been reopened from today onwards.
Besides the reopening of medical and paramedical colleges, the state government has already reopened the degree, diploma, and engineering colleges from November 17 onwards.
Karnataka Minister for Health and Medical Education, Dr K Sudhakar had ordered the opening of the medical colleges.
According to sources in the Directorate of medical education, all necessary precautions have been taken in the medical colleges such as usage of face masks, hand sanitisers, and maintaining physical distance.
The state government has asked the faculty, staff, and students to produce a negative RT-PCR test report to attend the classes. The medical colleges across the country have been reopened as per the order of the central government.