The second wave of COVID-19 pandemic 2021 has resulted in a large number of infections and many fatalities in Karnataka. This is due to non-compliance with recommended Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) like Compulsory wearing of Mask, maintaining Social Distancing (> 2 meters), practicing Hand hygiene, etc. in public areas.
The Karnataka Government has issued various Regulations/Orders under the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act-2020 for the enforcement of Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB).
The Government has now established a Grievance Redressal mechanism for citizens to forward their complaints. The public are hereby informed that if they notice any Violations of Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) in public areas, they shall report the same to the following helpline.
In Bengaluru: The following Toll-free numbers can be dialed to raise complaints 1912, 100 & 112. Citizens can also e-mail their complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other districts of Karnataka: The following Toll-free numbers can be dialed to raise complaints 104, 100 & 112. Citizens can also e-mail their complaints to email@example.com.
The experts have also warned about a possible Third wave of Covid-19. In this context, in addition to large-scale Public Education campaigns, it is also important to enforce Covid Appropriate Behavior of people in public areas.
“BBMP Chief Commissioner in Bengaluru and Deputy Commissioners of respective districts will verify the Complaints received for their Authenticity and take appropriate action” stated Jawaid Akhtar, Additional Chief Secretary to the Government, in a press release.