Karnataka: Private Hospitals Will Be Roped To Treat COVID Patients; App To Protects Senior Citizens

Bengaluru COVID (5)

On Monday, the Medical Education Minister of Karnataka state, K Sudhakar announced that the private hospitals in the state will be roped in to treat COVID-19 patients. The Bengaluru Police Has also launched an application to protect senior citizens from the COVID-19.

He spoke to reporters and said,


“Private nursing homes and corporate hospitals, with a large number of beds, will have to set up isolation wards and come forward to treat COVID-19 patients in the coming days. The government will fix rates and if will be uniform across the state. Maybe there will be some variation for Bengaluru. Only government hospitals alone cannot provide treatment, hence both private and government sectors should join hands to control coronavirus.”

App For Senior Citizens

On Tuesday, the Bengaluru City Police along with Nightingales Medical Trust together have launched an application to protect senior citizens from COVID-19. The application is called Bengaluru Elderly Protection Project and was released by the Commissioner of Bengaluru Police Bhaskar Rao. He said,

“We will work endlessly to keep senior citizens safe by regularly taking feedback and suggestions. Senior citizens make up for 20 percent of the city’s population and their safety is our priority.”

Bengaluru COVID (4)
Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

On Monday, the state recorded 213 new cases of the novel coronavirus and simultaneously discharged 180 patients from the hospital. The total recoveries now stand at 4,135 and the active cases are at 2,987. The total positive cases reported in the state of Karnataka is 7213. Karnataka has reported 88 deaths so far. The worst-affected districts in the state are Udupi, Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Bengaluru Urban, and Raichur. Udupi district has recorded over 1000 cases whereas Raichur has reported 403. The city of Bengaluru has so far reported 725 positive cases. The least affected district is Chamarajanagar with only 1 positive case.

The cases in India have reached 3,44,015 out of which 1,80,335 people have recovered successfully leaving 1,53,718. The death toll has reached 9919.


The Deputy Chief Minister of the State, Ashwath Narayana inaugurated Tele ICU facilities in Gulbarga following the increase in the number of cases in the district. A team of 10 expert doctors is likely to remotely supervise and provide treatment for 26 patients.

Source: The Indian Express