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COVID-19: Centre to help Karnataka overcoming COVID crisis – DVS

In a statement released after participating in a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister

Pragativahini News, Bengaluru – Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D V Sadananda Gowda has said – Government of India headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been extending all possible assistance to state governments in their endeavor to combat the deadly Corona virus.
In a statement released after participating in a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister  B S Yeddyurappa in Bengaluru today, Mr. Gowda said he shared his views with the State Government on how to control the spread of COVID-19 in the State in general and Bengaluru in particular.
He said the Centre was in constant touch with the State Government on the issue. The Centre is more than happy to extend any help further if Karnataka requires so.
He said – “Being a Union Minister handling Pharmaceutical Dept also, I am closely monitoring the medicine demand and supply situation across the country on day-to-day basis. The availability of required medicines including HCQ & Paracetamol is satisfactory in all states including Karnataka. Also, there has been enough lifesaving drugs in our Jan Aushadhi kendras all over India. Over 600 such outlets exist in Karnataka alone”.
“If there is any issue related to medicine shortage or overpricing, one can bring it to my knowledge or call PMBJP tollfree number 18001808080 or NPPA number 18001112550 / 011-23345118 / 011-23345122. The grievances will surely be resolved to everybody’s satisfaction” he asserted
With related to state governments or private agencies seeking to import emergency medicines, medical equipment etc., Mr Gowda assured, we would facilitate required licences without any delay.
The Union Minister said – “I strongly feel that it is our collective responsibility to use everything in our armour to defeat the pandemic. We also seek public support in this mission. Together, we will win”