Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday inaugurated the Covid-19 mobile testing van in the City.
The van will be used for collecting throat swab of suspected coronavirus cases in all the municipal wards in the City.
BJP Lok Sabha member Tejasvi Surya has extended financial support to the project and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences has provided technical support.
The Chief Minister also launched ‘Naliyona-Kaliyona’ You Tube channel for children designed by the State Primary and Secondary Education department.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Yediyurappa said that the State will have its own mobile testing booths soon for testing people with symptoms.
He launched a booth at this home office “Krishna” and said such booths would start functioning in all Wards of the city to collect throat swab samples of persons suspected with coronavirus.
The booth is placed on an auto-rickshaw for easy mobility. These mobile booths would start working in all wards of the Bengaluru to collect throat swab samples of persons suspected with covid-19 infection.
Karnataka is battling Coronavirus pandemic with a multi-dimensional approach so far, making it one of the most proactive states in the country. It has launched a host of measures to check the spread of the virus in the state.
The State launched a new critical care support unit to monitor the progress of Covid-19 patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Calling it the first of its kind in the country, Minister for Medical Education Dr K Sudhakar said this would link the ICUs of different hospitals across the state that are treating Coronavirus patients.