Health Minister arriving in city this evening
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Health Minister arriving in city this evening

October 21, 2020

To review COVID-19 situation and Dasara illumination

Mysuru/Bengaluru: Taking strong note of free and careless movement by citizens without following COVID-19 protocol, Medical Education and Health Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar is likely to visit Mysuru city this evening to review Corona situation in city and district.

Sources close to the Minister told Star of Mysore that Dr. Sudhakar was very shocked to see pictures of large crowd moving inside the city centre to watch Dasara illumination at all important Circles, main roads and traffic junctions without following COVID-19 guidelines.

The attitude of people had caused a big worry for the State Government as Mysuru city and district did not have the adequate number of oxygenated beds in case of outbreak of Corona positive cases. The neighbouring Kerala State did not have any fresh cases during Onam Festival but it started reporting thousands of Corona positive cases only after 10-15 days. Similarly, the number of cases may be less now in Mysuru but it may explode if citizens continue to flout rules post-Dasara celebrations, the sources said. The sources further said that the very purpose of sending the three-member Technical Team to the city well before the start of Dasara festival is defeated if the illumination was not stopped immediately. 

Meanwhile, another team that was sent to the city two days back to assess the current situation was ‘shocked’ to see thousands of people on the illuminated streets without face mask and safe distance. This was immediately brought to the notice of the Health Minister who in turn briefed Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa. 

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The CM is learnt to have asked Dr. Sudhakar to keep a close watch on the situation and take a strong call on daily illumination in due consultation with District Minister S.T. Somashekar. 

“With a view to personally inspect the current situation, the Health Minister is coming to Mysuru today. He will review COVID-19 situation and also hold talks with the District Administration to discuss what could be done to deal with the citizens who are risking their lives as well as of others. One of the decisions may be to stop with immediate effect the illumination for the next five days anticipating heavy crowd. A harsh decision cannot be ruled out in the interest of the aam janata,” it is learnt.

The sources pointed out that the City Police have utterly failed to discipline those who do not wear face mask while coming out on streets to watch the illuminated spots. It is not known how many asymptomatic patients or home quarantined Corona positive persons would come out to enjoy Dasara illumination thereby putting the lives of others in risk. The Police Commissioner was strictly told to book cases against people not wearing face mask but it was not known how many cases have been registered so far, the sources pointed out.

9 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Health Minister arriving in city this evening”

  1. Hey Covid19! says:

    “”Sources close to the Minister told Star of Mysore that Dr. Sudhakar was very shocked to see pictures of large crowd moving inside the city centre to watch Dasara illumination at all important Circles, main roads and traffic junctions without following COVID-19 guidelines”
    His leader the brainless Yedi the RSS Cheddi and his colleagues are responsible for this. They have allowed this to happen, because in the name of Dasra celebration , a budget is made available and these ministers can pocket the money,
    Modi who preaches other countries should have stopped this.

  2. Srinivasan says:

    You open up everywhere, illuminate all circles, invite tourists but are alarmed to see so many people! Why the hell did state govt go ahead with massive celebration this year? They could have as well called it off. But govt wants both revenue from public at the same time control crowds. In India it doesn’t work this way. Let the government decide what are its priorities. Enough of the drama. Either open it up and accept cases to go up or be sensible and do only essentials. Or of course, reduce testing and report less numbers which is what the state govt is now doing! God bless..

  3. K Sridhar says:

    Who the hell asked the CM to permit even a “small” celebration of Dussera, especially during this raging pandemic?? Some idiot in the govt wrongly assumed that there will not be a rush of tourists. Added to this when the local DC wanted to close all the tourist spots in and around Mysore, the CM permitted this overriding the DC. All because the Hotel association represented to the CM. Shame!!!!

  4. Howdy Modi! says:

    The above poster is a cyber abuser

  5. Hey Covid19! says:

    So many worshippers of Modi, should realise that Modi who has addressed the nation with his wise words , should have stopped this. Ofcourse , he is a duplicitous person. This is happening in his BJP-led state. Shame on him.

  6. K.Sridhar says:

    @Howdy Modi! If you think what I said is an abuse , you definitely have some mental issues! Your arrogance and Narcissistic behavior is another clear symptom! Please consult a psychiatrist for your own good! You seem to be barking at everybody who may have different views than yours! At least post with your real name so that by reading your comments your family members may find some treatment options!
    For the sake of the readers to who can analyze your attitude I have listed some symptoms and you seem to exhibit every one of them
    This comment is not with the intention of abusing you but to help you cure!

    Signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder and the severity of symptoms vary. People with the disorder can:
    Have an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    Have a sense of entitlement and require constant, excessive admiration
    Expect to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
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    Be preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
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    Monopolize conversations and belittle or look down on people they perceive as inferior
    Expect special favors and unquestioning compliance with their expectations
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    Have an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
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    Behave in an arrogant or haughty manner, coming across as conceited, boastful and pretentious

  7. Howdy Modi! says:

    Hey Sridhar
    Your insane rant shows you are the real narcist, and a begot.
    Just look at yourself, how you reacted in the recent past with foul mouthed abuses.
    hence, I called you a cyber abuser.

  8. Howdy Modi! says:

    Correction: narcissist .

  9. Hey Covid19! says:

    I too have read your replies which abuse any one who criticises you.
    Look how you have reacted with a list of delusional symptoms, instead of simply refuting , which shows that you need further help as your medicines, you are currently taking, are not working.


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