Chennai, May 30(BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Chief minister MK Stalin on Sunday visited medical facilities at Erode, Tiruppur and Coimbatore districts as the Covid-19 pandemic is on a surge in these western districts of the state. Stalin also reviewed the treatment provided to the patients at these facilities.
He also inaugurated “Car Ambulance” facilities at Coimbatore and Tiruppur districts. He also gave appointment orders to doctors and nurses who were appointed on temporary basis in Covid care faciltiies at Erode and Tiruppur.
He also inspected additional oxygen beds which were set up at Erode Government Medical College Hospital in Perundurai where a temporary shed with 300 oxygen beds was inaugurated on Friday. Here oxygen facility will be provided using oxygen cylinders and concentrators.
The Chief minister also was apprised upon the building plan of a new permanent building with 400 oxygen beds with a cost of Rs 14 crore.
The “Car Ambulance” which the Chief minister inaugurated at Tiruppur aims to help Covid patients receive quick access to transportation to health centres. It is available to patients in home quarantine who call the Zonal-level volunteers ,after which the free vehicle will arrive at the door steps.
These ambulances will also be used for patients to travel from screening centres to hospitals or covid care centres. This will help reduce the waiting time for 108 ambulance services.
MK Stalin also flagged off as many as 50 car ambulances to ferry Covid-19 patients to the health care centres. The car ambulance model was earlier initiated in Chennai and mooted in Coimbatore to contain the spread of viral infection while transporting the patients.
Health minister Ma Subramaniam, was present with the Chief minister.