Following the identification and quarantining of an Ethiopian national with monkeypox symptoms in a private hospital at Bengaluru on Saturday, the state’s chief minister, Basavaraj Bommai, called a meeting on Monday to consider the spread of the disease in the state.
Bommai stated that choices on the screening of passengers arriving from outside and the plans for treatment will be made at the meeting with the Health Minister and authorities. An Ethiopian national exhibiting signs of monkeypox was confined at a private hospital in Bengaluru, according to a statement made earlier on Saturday by the Karnataka health department.
The individual samples have been sent to the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute laboratory for confirmation and reports are awaited.
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While talking to ANI, he said, “We have taken the Monkeypox infections seriously. I have convened a meeting to discuss the issue tomorrow. The meeting with the Health minister and officials would take decisions on screening of passengers coming from outside and arrangements for treatment.”
While responding to the question pertaining to the recent protest by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists at the Home Minister’s residence, Bommai added that there was no lapse in security. Those who were to be present at that time were not there.
While talking about the Hindutva ideology of the party, the chief minister said, “Ours is a national party. Nationalism is our stand. There is no question of discrimination against anyone.
Speaking to media persons at Davangere GMIT helipad, Bommai said, “the leaders of previous regimes should introspect on their conduct then over such issues.”