Bengaluru: Health Minister K. Sudhakar said that people will never forget or forgive the Congress party for their irresponsible behaviour during the Covid wave.
Speaking to mediapersons he further said, “I applaud the High Court’s directive on Congress’ padayatra. This is in accordance with Covid guidelines issued by the Centre and State governments. The irresponsible behaviour of Congress will not be forgotten or forgiven.”
The Minister also urged people to get Covid – 19 vaccines. “The only way to fight Covid is to develop a vaccine. As a result, everyone should get vaccinated as soon as possible,” he added.
Sudhakar welcomed Governor Thawarchand Gehlot, who was receiving his precautionary dose at the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute’s (BMCRI) PMSSY hospital.
“A total of 83,937 doses have been administered at BMCRI, with 420 lactating mothers and 1,179 pregnant women among those who have received them. The vaccination is the only means to protect against Covid – 19, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged everyone to get it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also stressed the importance of reaching 100 per cent vaccination coverage during his video conferencing with Chief Ministers,” he said.
He went on to say that experts believe the third wave has yet to peak in the State, but that it may do so by the first week of February. “Even though the number of patients is increasing each day, only around 5 to 6 per cent of them are admitted to the hospital. However, the fact that nursing staff is becoming infected is cause for concern. As a result, we should not be complacent since our health-care infrastructure may be overwhelmed,” he stressed.
“Since last week, weekend restrictions have been in effect. In seven days, we can’t expect the infection to go away. We needed at least 14 days to break the chain in the first two waves. This wave is smaller, but the illness is spreading at a 5 to 6 times faster rate. In the coming days, we will witness the outcome of the weekend curfew,” he added.