Only notified doctors will give information on COVID-19: Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar

Dr Sudhakar stressed that the government order with names of doctors has been signed and will be issued soon to the media.

Published: 20th January 2022 04:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2022 04:36 AM   |  A+A-

Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar

Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar (Photo| EPS)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: With the aim of regulating medical health professionals from giving out wrong information on COVID-19 to the public, both in person and on social media, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Wednesday announced that a team of 15 "official spokespersons" from Bengaluru is being formed and only they will be authorised to speak to the media on the COVID-19 situation.

Explaining that a few medical practitioners were giving incomplete, inaccurate and unsubstantiated information and contradicting statements on COVID-19, which were not only causing confusion among the public but also deviates from well laid-out guidelines issued by the Health and Revenue Departments, Dr Sudhakar stressed that the government order with names of doctors has been signed and will be issued soon to the media.

"The team will consist of 15 doctors from both private and government sectors. Also, doctors from districts who have proper information on COVID-19 have been notified in the order," Dr Sudhakar added. 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp