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Special ward for Covid positive pregnant women at PHC in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, May 31(BPNS)

The Tirunelveli district administration in Tamil Nadu has created a special ward at the Reddiyarpatti Primary Health Centre at Palayamkottai for taking care of pregnant women who have tested Covid -19 positive.

A 38 oxygen bedded facility is created at the Reddiyarpatti PHC for taking care of pregnant women who are tested positive and this centre will be having separate entry and exit points.

Tamil Nadu Minister for Industries, Thangam Thenarassu while inaugurating the special vaccination camp organized at the Tirunelveli corporation’s marriage hall  on Monday while speaking to BPNS over telephone said, “This PHC at Reddiyarpatti is unique as we have designed in such a way that pregnant women who test positive are taken care of”.

The minister added, “If the pregnant women are having mild Covid symptoms, then they will be admitted at the Reddiyarpatti Primary Health Centre, but the Intensive Care Unit at the Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital is also available if there are some problems for the pregnant women.”

The pregnant women will be screened at the Gandhimathi School near Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital and then will be shifted either to the PHC at Reddiyarpatti or at the Tirunelveli Government Medical College depending on the gravity of the Covid attack.

Thangam Thenarassu said,” This PHC created by the district collector close to the Tirunelveli Medical college and Covid care centre is a boon to the pregnant women of this area”.

Thirunelveli district is witnessing a massive vaccination drive with around 9000 people getting inoculated daily as the district administration has created major awareness programmes among the general public on the benefits of getting vaccinated.

The minister said ,” We have vaccinated 1.32 lakh people in Tirunelveli district and has brought the Test Positivity Rate(TPR) from 24% to 13% and this is a remarkable progress.”

District collector M Vishnu, Member of Parliament, S Gnanathiraviam and Palayamkottai MLA, Abdul Wahab was present with the minister.