To fight COVID-19, the Kalyana Karnataka Region Development Board (KKRDB) has allocated ₹100 crores for infrastructure related to oxygen support and other medical equipment in the six districts of the Kalyana Karnataka region, including Ballari, Chairman of KKRDB Dattatreya Patil Revoor said.
Ballari district has been given ₹15.38 crore, Bidar ₹13.74 crores and Kalaburagi district get ₹6.25 crore under KKRDB grants for the year 2021-22 (micro fund).
Mr Revoor said that the State Cabinet which met on Thursday approved a long-pending proposal. The tender process has been initiated for purchasing medical equipment and oxygen containers, Mr Revoor added.
Addressing a press conference in Kalaburagi on Friday, Mr. Revoor said that KKRDB has released funds for purchasing oxygen generation plant, oxygen concentrator, nine ambulances, ECG machines, ICU beds, ICU ventilators, bulk oxygen generator and cylinders for government hospitals in Bidar, Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Raichur, Ballari and Koppal districts.