Veena George | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Pathanamthitta: Health Minister Veena George declared that Kerala aims to complete vaccination within a short span of time. “We are seeking all probable ways to get enough vaccine stock. 45 percent of people above 45 years has taken the first dose,” said the health minister.
At the same time, she assured that there is no need to panic over black fungus cases in the state.
The health minister alerted the public not to use steroid medicine without consulting doctors.
“We hope lockdown will contain the spread of the virus by June. The COVID cases are likely to decline after May 30. As strict restrictions were imposed, contact between people decreased. We can identify the benefits of lockdown in curbing the spread of the virus soon. Test results of those who contracted the virus two weeks back were published now,” added the minister.
She also reacted to the robbery of gold ornaments from a COVID patient at Alappuzha medical college. “Strict action will be taken if the patient’s ornaments are stolen. Ornaments of the patient should be handed over to the relatives before shifting the patient to ICU,” she pointed out.
Veena George also informed that a meeting will be summoned to discuss the development of Konni medical college.
At the same time, reacting to the controversy over her oath-taking in the name of God, she commented that she didn’t notice the controversies.