Bangalore, May 22 UNI | 2 months ago

Air Passengers from West Asia will be subjected to screening for Corona Virus at Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore and Mangalore International Airport, Karnataka Minister for Health U T Khader said today.

Addressing a press conference here, he said that as per direction from the Union Health and Family Ministry under Ineffective Disease Survelence Project, Survelence teams will be set up at these two airports in tie up with the Airport Authority of India.

He said that "patients having respiratory problems and nimonia systems. will be subjected to screening and the sample will be sent to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases."

Referring to H1N1, the Minister said due to this communicable disease eight people, including four this month, have died in the State since January this year.

The Minister said despite increasing the salary of doctors there was acute shortage at various government run hospitals and efforts were made to fill the vacant posts.

The salaries were increased for MBBS from Rs 40,000 to Rs 60,000, Post Graduate from Rs 65,000 to Rs 1,25,000. The vacancy is MBBS-2560 posts, PG-1457, Nurses-1491, 'D' Group-411 and ANM-2653.

(Posted on 22-05-2014)