29 students tested positive for COVID at a private nursing school

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Twenty-nine students at a private nursing school in the Shivamogga district of Karnataka have been infected with Covid-19. This was informed by the deputy commissioner of Shivamogga, KB Sivakumar, who further stated that most of the students were asymptomatic.

“We are doing random sampling in many places and found that few students, who came from different states to a private nursing school, contracted COVID. We sealed the premises of the hostel. About 29 students became positive results from the institution, ”Sivakumar said. and as quoted by the news agency ANI.

To rule out any possibility of the infection spreading in the region, the deputy commissioner informed that samples from people in the region were being tested.

Meanwhile, in a bid to curb the transmission of the infection, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced that any area with three or more cases of COVID-19 would be classified as a cluster.

Amid concerns over the new COVID-19 variant ‘Omicron’ and a possible third wave, Karnataka’s health minister Dr K Sudhakar said the state had tasked medical schools with the State to make the necessary preparations for each possibility.

After chairing a videoconference meeting with the heads of medical schools, on a possible third wave and the new treatment linked to the Omicron virus, the minister said: “There are 21 medical schools offering health services at the district level. . Everyone, including the HOD, professors and senior doctors in medical schools have been urged to meet the demand and provide effective treatment. “

“They can also benefit from the help of medical residents and final year medical students. During the first and second waves, the state faced a shortage of nurses to treat those who were sick. were in the intensive care units. Now that problem has been solved. There are about 18,000 people in their final year of nurses and paramedics. Managers have been asked to provide them with a month-long training, together with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and other institutions, ”Sudhakar said.

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