In a grim revelation, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan has said that the state must prepare to handle at least one lakh coronavirus patients.
Speaking on the floor of the assembly on Tuesday, he said, “We have already placed orders for 1,000 ventilators. The government has around 300 ventilators while private hospitals have assured they will provide their ventilators to tackle the situation.”
Significantly, Narayana Health’s founder Dr Devi Shetty had revealed in a television interview that Karnataka alone was likely to have a minimum of 80,000 Covid-19 cases.
Listen to a clip in which the Deputy Chief Minister is speaking on similar lines…