Corona positive Karnataka Minister shifts to hospital in B’luru
Bengaluru:Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar, who tested coronavirus positive on October 5, said on Sunday that he had shifted to a city private hospital for treatment.
“I have been in home isolation since last Monday after getting infected with Covid-19. On a doctor’s advice, I am admitted to a friend’s hospital in the city. I am under a doctor’s watch,” he tweeted in Kannada.
Kumar, 64, is the ruling BJP’s legislator for the fifth term from Rajajinagar segment in the city’s northwest suburb.
“No one needs to worry. By all means, my health is improving,” added Kumar.
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, his deputies Govid Karjol and CN Ashwath Narayan, and Ministers JC Madhuswamy, Basavaraj Bommai, K Gopalaiah, Byrathi Basavaraj, Prabhu Chavan, Shivaram Hebbar, KS Eshwarappa and B Sriramulu had tested positive earlier.
According to Assembly Speaker Vishwanath Hegde Kageri, about 70 legislators of the BJP, opposition Congress and Janata Dal-Secular contracted the virus ahead of the 6-day Monsoon Session in September.
Congress leader Siddaramaiah, state unit President DK Shivakumar and party lawmakers HK Patil and Dinesh Gundu Rao were also among the infectees.