THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Responding to Union well being minister Dr Harsh Vardhan’s assertion on the Covid-19 scenario in Kerala, state well being minister KK Shailaja on Monday stated that she referred to as up the union minister who knowledgeable her that his phrases had been misinterpreted by sections of the media and what he meant was that Covid-19 circumstances had elevated after Onam celebrations.
“In the present day, some sections of the media misinterpreted Union Minister Harsh Vardhan’s assertion, saying that Kerala was the worst in Covid-19 prevention actions. I referred to as him up for clarification right now and he informed me that he didn’t point out something of the type,” Shailaja stated.
She added that he clarified that he said that circumstances had elevated and clusters had emerged in Kerala after Onam celebrations.
“He informed me that he had stated that circumstances had elevated after Onam celebrations and clusters had emerged. That is true, we additionally agree with him. He used this for instance in order that different states don’t do the identical,” she added.
“I additionally identified to him that the mortality price was lowering in our state and he additionally agreed. In Could, it was zero.77 per cent, then zero.45 per cent in June, zero.four per cent in August, zero.38 laptop in September and now in October, it’s zero.34 per cent. This can be a very low price,” she stated.
She additional stated that the state was working onerous to avoid wasting peoples’ lives and on the finish that was what mattered, and that he Union Minister had all the time been appreciative of Covid-19 measure of the state.
“Sir has all the time given us inspiration and appreciated our actions a number of instances. This time additionally he stated that Kerala was doing a incredible job. It’s true that some folks didn’t comply with pointers and the graph confirmed a rise. We’re additionally of the identical opinion. Our Chief Minister has additionally stated the identical factor,” she added.
The Union Well being Minister on Sunday had cautioned folks to strictly comply with coronavirus pointers and keep away from being negligent, citing the instance of Kerala which throughout Onam noticed a spike in circumstances resulting from negligence.
“Kerala paid the worth of gross negligence throughout Onam festivities because the current spike in Covid-19 circumstances have been seen within the state. Noting that between January 30 and Could three, Kerala had reported simply 499 circumstances and two deaths resulting from Covid-19. Epi curve of Kerala modified fully resulting from Onam festivities throughout the State, the every day new circumstances practically doubled,” he stated.