Bengaluru, Feb 14:
Fatalities during the COVID-19 pandemic was way less compared to other parts of the world due to effective management, opined governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Monday.
The session will go on till February 25.
Addressing the joint session of Karnataka Legislature, Mr. Gehlot said, “Karnataka won the E-governance award for its effective COVID-19 management using technology. The state relied on five Ts – Testing, Tracing, Tracking, Treatment and Technology.”
The vaccination drive was carried out at 6,000 centres and 9.33 crore doses were given to the eligible citizens.
“The state succeeded in vaacinating 100 per cent first dose and 85 per cent second dose. The state conducted over six crore tests,” he told.
It is a proud mement for the state as it managed to cope with the third wave by increasing the oxygen production and by effectively utilising the Rs 840 crore grant.
The state is the second place in terms of telemedicine- based health services under the National Health Mission, he announced.
The Governor said the state gave a total of Rs 85.86 crore to 85,862 families.
The government also paid Rs 135.73 crore to those whose houses were damaged.
Similarly, Rs 1,253 crore were paid to 18 lakh farmers through direct benefit transfer under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
Congress legislators attended the joint session by wearing black ribbon alleging that Hijab row was the BJP’s creation and the rejection of Narayana Guru’s tableau during the Republic Day parade.
The assembly was adjourned for the day after paying tribute to former minister and former chief secretary J Alexander, former MLA M M Sajjan, former minister H B Patil, eminent playback singer and Bharat Ratna awardee Lata Mangeshkar, Prof Chandrashekhar Patil, religious orator Ibrahim Sutar and Justice K L Manjunath.