Express news service
BENGALURU: As BBMP officials blocked a road in Konanakunte and put up a sign outside the house of a doctor who tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid, local residents and experts criticized the decision, saying that the Identifying a Covid patient is a violation of the rule established by the Indian Medical Association.
BBMP officials on Thursday evening sealed the 6th crossing, the 7th main, in the RBI disposition with tapes, blocking the stretch after the 46-year-old doctor, who works at a reputable hospital, tested positive for Omicron. There are 15 houses on the road.
After the reviews, BBMP officials officially announced that the containment and cluster areas will now be sealed. They felt that this was done due to the fluctuating cases of Covid and that Omicron was more infectious than the other variants of Covid.
A BBMP official said the Palike also plans to resume swabbing the hands of anyone residing in containment and cluster areas for easy identification and tracking.
âThe idea is not to identify, belittle or shame anyone, but to ensure the safety of other residents. There are over 60 clusters in Bengaluru, and we have been forgiving. But now even the Chief Minister and the Minister of Health have asked people to be careful and take all necessary measures, âthe official said.
He explained, âPeople didn’t give us a choice. They are lethargic and careless. We need to take tough action.
M Ramakrishna, from the Bommanahalli area, co-commissioner, said the road was closed on Thursday evening and would stay for seven days. All basic facilities and support will be provided to residents, he added.
Vax objective: 100% in the next 10 days in Bangalore, suburb
Bengaluru Urban and Rural district administrations have set a 10-day target to complete the second dose of immunization of the eligible population in semi-urban areas outside BBMP boundaries and in rural areas.
To achieve this, employees of the water supply department were enlisted along with other frontline warriors.
At the same time, the door-to-door vaccination campaign is intensifying. Bengaluru Urban DC J Manjunath told TNIE that 85% of the eligible population have taken the second dose in areas outside of BBMP boundaries, and the vaccination campaign is further escalating.