Mangaluru, June 25, 2020: Mangalore MLA U T Khader said that the state government should take all precautionary measures to check the spread of Covid-19 among SSLC students, who will be writing the examinations from June 25.
“The officials should be cautious. All schools do not have basic facilities. Gram Panchayats had been entrusted with the responsibility of sanitising classrooms,” he told reporters on Wednesday.
They are sanitising classrooms using hand pumps, which is not effective, he added.
All the shops within a 50-metre radius of the examination centres should be closed and the movement of the public should be prohibited. Parking facilities should also be arranged near the examination centres, to help parents drop their children, he said.
The MLA said that the next three months is a challenge for Dakshina Kannada district to tackle Covid-19.
There is a need to chalk out a plan of action for the district, on how to tackle the surge in Covid-19 cases.
Reacting to the video on poor treatment at the designated Wenlock Covid hospital, the MLA said, “We have to instil confidence in the staff of the hospital who treat the patients. It was not right to record the video. There is a need to initiate suitable action against such individuals.”