Karnataka Arogya Nandana Scheme is going to be launched to improve immunity in Children. Arogya Nandana Yojana will be started as the govt. felt its need in the COVID-19 time and its potential impact on children. All precautionary measures would be taken in order to monitor children’s health. Arogya Nandana required as it is expected that children may be predominantly affected during the current health emergency like situation.
What is Arogya Nandana Scheme in Karnataka
For enhancing immunity of children, Karnataka Arogya Nandana Scheme to launch soon. The scheme aims to lower the impact of COVID-19 on children. Govt. will monitor children’s health as there are more than 1.5 crore children in the state. All of the kids will be subjected to test under Arogya Nandana Scheme. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will launch Arogya Nandana soon. Children with less immunity power and other comorbidities will be identified. Such children would be provided with nutritious food and supplements to boost immunity.
Placing Request for Additional Covid Vaccine
Karnataka state government has set a target to fully inoculate the entire eligible adult population by December. Health Minister said “I will soon visit Delhi to seek additional supply of vaccine to our state. Private sector can procure 25 per cent of the vaccine production. We are having discussions with corporate companies to explore possibilities of companies procuring vaccines under CSR and providing it to the state government. This will significantly accelerate the vaccination drive.”
On reports that a couple infected with Covid-19 committed suicide in Mangaluru, Minister said people should not panic if they are infected. “Covid-19 is curable and lakhs of people have recovered,” the minister said.
COVID Recovered must Test for TB
Health Minister urged the people who have recovered from Covid-19 and their family members to voluntarily get evaluated for tuberculosis (TB). “We have initiated a special drive to evaluate post-covid complications in people who have recovered from Covid-19 infection. Since both Covid-19 and TB infect the lungs we have launched this special drive to ensure early detection of TB in people who have recovered from covid,” Health Minister said.
“People who have recovered from Covid-19 should voluntarily get themselves evaluated for TB. If it is detected at an early stage treatment will become easier,” he added. Since 2017, 75 lakh suspected cases have been identified and 88 per cent of them have been tested. About 3.9 per cent have been detected with TB.
“Due to Covid pandemic, the TB evaluation drives have been slightly hit. PM Narendra Modi has laid a vision to make India free from TB by 2025 and our state government is working towards this goal,” the minister said.