Considering the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, the Health and Family Welfare Department has issued a circular on conducting widespread random testing in the State.
The same has also started in Belagavi.
Today 50 samples were taken at Chavat Galli where the high-risk category was tested. Their total body checkup with pulse rate, Oxygen levels were also recorded.
The Karnataka Health Department on Wednesday announced random coronavirus tests for slum dwellers, vendors, bill collectors and delivery staff employed with food chains and courier services.
The new measures are “in view of a recent increase of Covid-19 cases and to ensure effective surveillance.
Within these groups, preference will be given to people who are vulnerable such as persons who are more than 50 years and have comorbidities.
The government is working towards a treatment fee structure at private hospitals and a proposal will be finalized in a couple of days, Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said.