It has been decided to extend the precautionary guidelines on Covid till the end of this month.
*The meeting discussed about rise in cases among school children. A decision has been taken to authorise the Deputy Commissioners of respective districts to take a call on closing schools based on the number of cases, reports from the BEOs and Health officers.
*Officials instructed to arrange children’s ward, ICUs and other treatment facilities for children at Taluk and District hospitals.
*Education and Health department officials asked to conduct a general health checkup in schools every fortnight.
*DCs and SPs are instructed to strictly enforce Covid guidelines at public places.
*Instructions issued for monitoring the health of those home quarantined and timely distribution of health kits for them.
*The CM wanted the officials to strengthen the Triaging to ascertain whether an infected person needs hospitalisation or not immediately on getting the test report.
*It was decided to utilise the services of House Surgeons and Final Year Nursing students in the Home Isolation and Triaging process.
*27 Covid Care Centers to be started in Bengaluru immediately.
*Revenue and Endowment departments instructed to issue appropriate guidelines to be followed during the coming Sankranti, Vaikunta Ekadashi and other festivals.
*Daily testing in Bengaluru to be raised to 1.30 lakh.
*CM instructed the officials to take stringent action against those holding public conventions.
*Action to be taken to decongest the market areas based on the ground realities.
*Ensure there is no chinks in the preparations to tackle Covid spread.
Ministers Dr K Sudhakar, BC Nagesh, Araga Jnanendra and senior officials participated in the meeting.