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BBMP official wants Covid tests hiked in Mahadevapura

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Zonal Commissioner D Randeep notes that Mahadevapura has a large floating population

BENGALURU:

Noting that Covid cases have been consistently high in Mahadevapura zone and are not declining on par with places like Bommanahalli zone and East zone, Zonal Commissioner for Mahadevapura D Randeep has proposed a 25% increase in tests in the area. He justified the proposal by pointing out that it is a densely populated area with a floating population.

Zonal Commissioner for Mahadevapura D Randeep

Randeep’s comments came during an online meeting organized by the Bangalore Apartments’ Federation (BAF) between the BBMP Mahadevapura zonal team and representatives of apartments from KR Puram, Basavanagar, Whitefield 1, Whitefield2, Bellandur and Bellandur Gate. During the meeting, the BBMP team provided guidance and answers to queries on Covid-19 management from apartment residents.

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BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta noted that vaccine supplies have not been regular but in the past couple of days are picking up. He said 3 new Covid Care Centres have been set up in Mahadevapura zone and similar facilities are being set up at places like Keys Hotel Brookfield and OYO Townhouse. He urged RWAs to drive home the message that apartment residents should stay confined to their homes and avoid any socializing that will lead to a further spread of the virus.

To avoid delays in bed allocation, a new SMS system has been implemented. Once the bed is allocated, an SMS is sent to the patient and the patient must ensure that within 4-6 hours he /she reaches the hospital. The hospital should enter the admission in the system to prevent bed unblocking issues, Randeep said.

The meeting was moderated by BAF governing council member Vishnu Gattupalli. He praised the pro-active work of BBMP Joint Commissioner-Mahadevapura Venkatachalapathy and his team in containing the spread of the virus.

New triage centres

Zonal Coordinator for Mahadevapura Dr Manjula said there had been good cooperation from the apartments in the zone. “Triage centres are functional in HAL, Hotel Navya and KR Puram Hospital. Please make use of these,” she said.

Around 25 curated questions were addressed by the BBMP team. Regarding the likely spread of aerosols via ducts in apartments and STP networks, Randeep said he would obtain clarifications from KSPCB on the issue.

The meeting was attended by BAF president Nagaraja Rao and general secretary Vikram Rai. BBMP Administrator Rakesh Singh also attended the online meeting.

Writer Vishnu Gattupalli is BAF’s Governing Council Member and director for “S4/HANA” product success at SAP. He can be contacted at vishnu080@gmail.com

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