Mysore/Mysuru: The new Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru Rohini Sindhuri reviewed COVID-19 situation in the district and also preparations for Dasara-2020 which will begin from Oct. 17.
Soon after assuming charge, she chaired a meeting here yesterday. The DC was informed that 70 static teams and 30 mobile teams were functioning in the district to conduct COVID-19 test. Health Department sought her permission to form more number of teams to deal with the growing number of Corona Positive cases across the district. She gave permission to form another 25 mobile teams and also required number of lab technicians and data entry operators.
Rohini also permitted to purchase 20,000 Viral Transport Medium (VTM) kits from the district administration funds in the wake of delay in the supply of the same from Health Department. The VTM kits are needed for the collection of samples from patients.
She directed officials concerned to take all measures to reduce the casualty due to the pandemic, and also said a meeting of all nodal officers deployed in COVID-19 duty will be convened soon to take stock of prevailing situation in the district.
MCC Commissioner Gurudatta Hegde, Additional Deputy Commissioner B.S. Manjunathaswamy, District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr. Venkatesh, District Surveillance Officer Dr. Shivaprasad, Family Welfare Officer Dr. Ravi and others were present.
Think of bringing Abhiram Sankar back to Mysore.
When covid cases go unabated, what is the sanctity of conducting Dasara and its procession in and around palace? Why cannot dasara be a low key family affair within the palace? what will the authorities do if cases rise due to Dasara ? stop immediately? Vinasha kale vipuritha budhhi.
The last legitimate Wadiyar, Srikanta Datta died a few years ago. Hence, the Palace should abandon the charade of legitimising some one who is not a direct descendant,and the nonsense f a procession, particularly at this time, when people are dying with Corona Virus infection. Those relatives of the late Wadiyar, if they care should suggest to the government to abandon this nonsensical Dasara this year.
The reported cases are at best a lower figure than what the actual numbers are. In India, it is easy to massaage these figures.