Exclusive mini-libraries set up in Covid-19 wards in Karnataka

South India

The COVID-19 hospitals located at Sagar and Shivamogga have got an exclusive library for patients. 


Health department's employees union have been set up Mini-libraries in COVID-19 wards of the McGann district hospital and the Sagara Taluk sub-division hospital in Shivamogga for quarantined COVID-19 patients.

The move by Health Department is aimed at helping patients overcome distress and anxiety during isolation.

"Many patients here are under a lot of stress and are anxious about their sickness. Reading will help them relax and will distract them from stressful thoughts," Dr Sridhar, Director of the Shivamogga Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) and the McGann district hospital, said.

He further said that the library had about a thousand books and they have been gifted by printers, publishers, and bookshops from nearby areas. 

As many as 10,517 new COVID-19 cases and 102 deaths were reported in Karnataka on Saturday, taking total cases to 7,00,786. This includes  5,69,947 discharges and 9,891 deaths. There are 1,20,929 active cases in the state.


With inputs from ANI

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