Six areas in Narasimharaja Constituency completely sealed down with 6 am to 10 am shopping window
Mysore/Mysuru: Mysuru DC Abhiram G. Sankar has declared certain areas of Narasimharaja and Chamaraja Constituency as restricted zones from 6 am today till 6 am on July 24.
In the wake of rising COVID-19 infection rate and deaths in Mysuru, especially in Narasimharaja (N.R.) Constituency, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abhiram G. Sankar, who also heads the District Disaster Management Authority, has declared certain areas of the Constituency and some areas of adjoining Chamaraja Constituency as restricted zones. The orders will be in force from 6 am on July 17 (today) till 6 am on July 24.
The order has been passed using the powers bestowed on the DC under Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act, COVID-19 regulations Rule 12 and Disaster Management Act 2005 Column 24 and 34 and the areas where the order will be implemented will come under the jurisdiction of Narasimharaja, Udayagiri, Lashkar Mohalla and Mandi Mohalla Police Stations.
The decision has been taken in consultation with District Minister, area MLAs and other elected representatives, religious leaders, doctors, Police and the officials from the Mysuru City Corporation. Under the restricted zone rules, all kinds of hotels, tea shops will be closed for dine-in service but will be open only for parcel service.
All commercial activities have been banned except for essential services like groceries, food, milk, vegetables, medicines, banks and Government offices. Meat and fish stalls can open only on Tuesdays and Fridays. All religious, festival and customs gatherings have been barred and entry of public has been restricted to prayer halls and religious places.
Marriages and other pre-decided ceremonies can be held but they must have attendance below 50 and not more than that. There will be no restrictions for movement of people to the above said relaxations but unnecessary movement has been banned.
Six areas sealed down
In the first stage, Muneshwara Nagar, KHB Colony, Udayagiri, Rajivnagar, Beedi Colony and Sathagalli Layout has been sealed as deaths have been reported in these areas. A 400-metre area around the houses of the deceased will be sealed.
In the areas where there are sealed down rules, essential services, groceries, fruits and vegetable outlets can be open only from 6 am to 10 am.
In the areas that have been sealed down, only Government officers, contract workers with valid identity cards will be permitted to move around and any other public movement has been banned.
Officers from the Health Department and the Mysuru City Corporation have been asked to test all members of families in sealed down areas every day and if need be, use Rapid Antigen Test Kits for faster results.
In case positive cases emerge, they must be immediately shifted to the designated hospitals or care centres through ambulances without any delay.
For the first phase of COVID test and survey work, a minimum of 400 Rapid Antigen Test Kits have been reserved and District Tuberculosis Control Officer Dr. Ravi has been instructed to hand over the kits to the field staff.
Asymptomatic COVID-positive patients or patients who have mild symptoms must be shifted to the nearest COVID Care Centre and the MCC Commissioner has been instructed to identify facilities to be converted into care centres.
Covid spreading in Mysore as police, administration and public is equally part of it , who said large gathering are not happening in mysore, police is taking their cuts to give permissions for huge weddings, no where it is less than 200 people, On Bangalore Mysore highway there are around 6 convention centers since sunday is lock down all weddings are taking place on weekdays. Do check ??
In one way Doctors are looting and in other police is compensating their loss of lockdown period !
How can you expect to control epidemic when on other side you are allowing to happen fat weddings by corruption ?
And only seal down and lock down will not help, Isolate, sanitize and test, this has to be the formula.
All commercial areas, public areas and main roads footpaths has to be sanitized with disinfectant sprays everyday.
Seal down and sanitize deceased person street, do sampling for all primary contacts and random testing for secondary contacts .
The corruption took its roots i India, just 3 years after independence.
Just 5 years after independence,Kengal became the CM, in 1952, moved the capital of the then Mysore state from Mysore to Bangalore ,. His plan was to construct a palacial building for the legislature, arguing that Mysore state required that kind of building. He then contracted out the work to contractors he knew and made a lakhs of money. The enquiry he set up when people accused him of spending money many times over the budget to construct this building, cleared him of misdeeds-a whitewash because the enquiry team consisted of his favourite officers. He got away with swindling tens of lakhs of Rupees.
Roughly at about the same time, then Madras state had a chief minister Kamaraj, a bachelor , from a very poor family, ruled with just 6 minister and industrialised that state, with free education for the poor. He was scrupulously clean without any scandal, never tolerated any kind of corruption from his ministers and officers, served for 10 years as the CM, and until he died he remained just a humble and not a rich man.
Kamaraj was the only CM and arguably with Lal Bahadur Shastry, the most honest and in-corrupt politician that India has had to date.
The only police officer, that we knew who was honest and in-corrupt was Inspector Kuttappa, the traffic police inspector in 1959s in Mysore, who every one, politicians and Maharaja alike dreaded. He charge -sheeted whoever broke the traffic rules, irrespective of their positions. He reputedly warned the then Highness Jayachamaraja Wadiyar and his driver, for breaking the speed limit while they whizzed in their Rolls Royce car through Ramanuja Road to Chamundi Hill to have the darshan of the Goddess at the noon pooja.
The only doctors who did not care for money, and very often treated their patients free were the English missionary physicians and surgeons at the Mission Hospital , Mysore. This they did,at all hours of the night.
This Covid-19 spread can be contained if the VIPs like Minsiters, MLAs , religious leaders etc.. follow the strict rules, not assuming that they are above the law. But in a corrupt cesspit like India, this is impossible.
Correction: 1950s in Mysore