Ashoka says BBMP finding it difficult to trace and treat ‘mobile off’ persons
Revenue Minister R Ashoka has expressed the fear of the situation in Bengaluru worsening as nearly 4,000 Covid-19 infected persons in the city have switched off their mobiles phones, with many of them leaving home, thus making it very difficult for BBMP to trace them.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday after inaugurating a Covid Care Centre at Dasarahalli, Ashoka wryly said that “these are the same people who will later shout about beds not being available in the city.”
Ashoka said the government was aware of the fact that thousands of Covid-positive persons have switched off their cellphones. “These people have got themselves tested. After they received an SMS on their cellphones that their report has come positive, they have switched off their phones,” he said.
Police help sought
“Once the infected person’s cellphone is switched off, it becomes difficult to track him/her and provide treatment. We will seek police help to trace these cases,” he said.
Ashoka appealed all such infected persons to come forward and get treated before the severity of the infection gets worse.