The Health Minister’s visit to Thanjavur
The ‘Health Minister’ M Subramanian, paid a visit to Thanjavur. It is one of the badly hit districts by Covid-19. He took an inspection of the medical college. Reportedly, A COVID treatment centre with 220 ordinary beds and 80 oxygen-support beds have been set up. The number of cases have come down from 1,196 to 500 in the last 10 days.
The possibility of a outbreak of third wave
Referring to the information about the possibility of a third wave outbreak. The Health Minister assures people not to fear. He said that “The state has supplies to face it and more than 70,000 beds have been kept ready”. Moreover, special pediatric wards are set up in all government hospitals and medical colleges.
Tamil Nadu and Vaccines
Furthermore, Tamil Nadu got 1.10 crore vaccines so far. Among the doses 1.05 crore have been jabbed. In addition, 6.16 lakh vaccines were received on Tuesday.
By June 21, vaccines from seven firms would be available as said by the Prime Minister. This will help Tamil Nadu in administering as many doses as possible. Since the awareness of vaccination has increased, the state government requires a volume of doses.
Speaking about the black fungus disease, the Minister says 1,236 cases have been detected. The state government requested 45,000 doses of the drug. But, has received only 10,000 so far. “At the same time, we have alternate medicines too,” the Minister added.
He also points out that the strict implementation of lockdown has resulted in the decline of cases. The death rate, which stood over 400 per day, has gradually come down. The government is keen to make TN a zero death state. Subramanian also said that he has been inspecting all the primary health centres. Consequently, also studying the shortages that require rectification.
School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, Government Chief Whip Kovi Chezhian, Health Secretary Dr. J Radhakrishnan, and others accompanied him.