Karnataka: Education Minister Suresh Kumar hospitalised
Minister for primary and secondary education Suresh Kumar, was admitted to hospital for COVID-19 treatment late on Saturday. Suresh Kumar had tested positive for COVID-19 on October 5.
Bengaluru: S Suresh Kumar, Minister for primary and secondary education, was admitted to hospital for COVID-19 treatment late on Saturday.
Suresh Kumar who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 5 has been shifted to a private hospital.
Suresh Kumar had been in home isolation since October 5. Taking to Twitter Suresh wrote as per the advice from doctors he had been admitted to a private hospital and was doing fine.
“I was in home isolation from Monday as I contracted Covid-19. Now, I am in a small hospital belonging to a friend, as per doctor’s advice. I am under doctor’s supervision and my health is improving. There is no cause of concern,” Kumar tweeted.
With Suresh Kumar’s absence, there has been none in the government to defend the Vidyagama scheme or take calls on anything related to education in the state.
On Sunday, it was Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa who issued orders declaring the three-week mid-term vacation.
In a statement to the media the Chief Minister stated “I have come to know through the media about many teachers contracting COVID-19 infection, so keeping in mind the health of teachers and students, I have directed senior officials to issue an order declaring mid-term holiday for three weeks from October 12 to 30”.