- COVID-19 is not like natural disaster to make such a promise
- Former DC wanted ‘COVID-Mukta Mysuru’ by July 1, 2021
Mysore/Mysuru: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr. Bagadi Gautham today categorically said that it is not possible to fix any deadline to wipe-out Coronavirus but concerted efforts will be made to achieve this in a phased manner.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function to vaccinate newspaper vendors and media personnel at Vartha Bhavan here this morning, he categorically said it was impossible to declare Mysuru as Covid-free District from July 1 since no time limit could be fixed for the Corona-like epidemic. In case of any natural disaster, time limit can be fixed but not for the viruses like Corona.
“My predecessor, Rohini Sindhuri may have announced of making Mysuru Corona-free by July 1 out of good intention. The concept is good but it is practically difficult,” he added.
Dr. Bagadi said that Covid-19 management was not like any natural disaster management. But serious efforts are being made to flush out this virus from the district as soon as possible.
“I visited District War Room to study its functioning and will be visiting District Hospital and other Covid Hospitals. I will be going to rural areas next week. My support is for any good things done by Doctors, Police, Media and Frontline Workers to check the spread of Corona contagion. I took charge on Sunday and understanding the district. For any development, other than Covid, the support of Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA), Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), Media, Citizens and Associations/ Organisations, is always solicited.”
The DC said while pursuing his studies, he had thought that his home district, Vizag, is most beautiful. But his perception changed after he came to Mysuru for training at the Administrative Training Institute (ATI). The City of Mysuru is very beautiful and people are very cultured and intelligent, he opined.
MCC Commissioner G. Lakshmikanth Reddy, Department of Information & Public Relations Assistant Director R. Raju, COVID-19 Vaccination Nodal Officer Dr. L. Ravi, Department of Health and Family Welfare Manager Dr. Diwakar, MDJA President S.T. Ravikumar and others were present.
As many as 300-350 persons are planned to be vaccinated today at the venue.