He interacted with Deputy Commissioners, ZP CEOs and health officers of the six districts.
He said 590 beds were available at government hospitals in the district, and in a week, 428 would be added.
Significantly, Yediyurappa also took back the Backward Classes Welfare department from Sriramulu, retaining it with himself, in the minor reshuffle.
The minister directed that the authorities bring down the fatality rate to below 1% from 1.5%, and the positivity rate to 5% from 16%.
The Assembly on Wednesday saw heated arguments between former Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar (Congress) and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar. Kumar later apologised.
Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar has given a green signal to the New Pension Scheme, for teaching and non-teaching staff in medical education department.
Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Wednesday said that with over two lakh discharges, the recovery rate in Karnataka is improving, and stands at around 70 per cent.
The usual procedure in Covid testing is to conduct tests on primary and secondary contacts, but he was asked to meet a certain target of tests.
As many as 2,000 post-graduate medical doctors will be shortly available to boost the Covid fight across the state, said Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar.
The COVID-19 death rate in the country is about 1.99 per cent, while in Karnataka it is 1.8 per cent, and in Bengaluru it is 1.7 per cent.
Experts say discharge, home quarantine policy boosting recoveries
Dr Sudhakar, in-charge of COVID-19 management in the state, posted the bill of Apollo Hospitals on his Twitter handle and said the hospital has allegedly been overlooking the government guidelines.
The minister also held a video conference with heads of private medical colleges to review Covid-19 preparedness, where they were instructed to provide treatment for non-Covid patients too.
The government is facing an uphill task as it has set a steep target of collecting 30,000 samples per day in Bengaluru alone, but faces a crippling shortage of staff.
The week-long lockdown announced in Bengaluru to contain the spread of the Covid -19 is unlikely to continue beyond 5 am on Wednesday.