Colleges in Karnataka will re-open after vaccination: Deputy Chief Minister
Colleges will re-open after full vaccination of students, teachers and staff is completed, Deputy CM and Higher Education Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said in Hubballi on July 12.
The Karnataka government has not taken a decision on reopening of colleges yet. However, the department is making preparations for starting, keeping in mind the fact that they may open once complete vaccination is done, he said.
“The process or reopening colleges and universities is filled with challenges. However, how long can we go on like this? Life should be back on track as soon as possible. We have to take enough safety measures and target at reopening colleges. In this regard, universal vaccination of all college students is the only way to achieve this,” he said.
He denied allegations that the state government had neglected its duty of vaccinating citizens.
“On the one hand, we are innoculating people and, on the other hand, we are equipping hospitals to treat larger number of patients. There are more than 6,000 beds for COVID-19 patients in government hospitals. We are appointing over 2,000 doctors, para medical staff and Group D staff for covid-19 patients. All this will help us better manage the global pandemic,” he told journalists on his arrival in Hubballi.