Health Minister KK Shailaja pays tributes to UK Ashwathy, a health worker who died of COVID in Wayanad. Shailaja’s teacher said that Ashwathy’s separation was a tragedy as the fight against COVID intensified. Ashwathy, 24, a lab technician at the Mananthavady district hospital, died on the spot.
NTEP at Sultan Bathery Public Health Lab under District TB Program Ashwathy was a lab technician. COVID was treated at Mananthavady COVID Hospital. He died on the way to Kozhikode Medical College. He also had kidney problems. Ashwathy’s separation is a tragedy as the fight against COVID intensifies. He shares the grief of the family over Ashwathy’s untimely separation.
Ashwathy died on the way to Kozhikode Medical College due to her critical condition. She was working as a technician at the Sultan Bathery Public Health Lab. Ashwathy also received two doses of the COVID vaccine. They stopped the vaccine a month and a half ago.
In the meantime, it was decided at the all-party meeting that there should be no complete lockdown in the state. The decision was taken at an all-party meeting convened by the Chief Minister. The all-party meeting also proposed to continue the restrictions over the weekend.
The decision was made to allow the shops to operate only till 7.30 pm. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala had asked for an extension till 9 pm, but COVID assessed the state of emergency and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s proposal was later accepted by all. There will be no weekend restrictions on May 2, Election Day. The important decision taken by the political parties together was not to hold a joyous demonstration on the counting day. The joyful display is not prohibited by any law or order. It was suggested at the all-party meeting that the political leadership should give instructions to the rank and file.
The need for separate counters for vaccine distribution to those above 80 years of age was also raised at the meeting. It was also decided to impose strict restrictions on the spread of COVID in the tribal areas. Restrictions in districts may not be general. Depending on the extent of COVID spread, district administrations may make appropriate decisions. BJP state president K Surendran said at the all-party meeting that Kerala should not blame the Center for the wax.