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Tamil Nadu to prioritise vaccination drive in tourism spots

- June 25, 2021

Chennai, June 25(BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Medical and Family Welfare minister Ma Subramanian has said that the state will be prioritizing vaccination drives at its major tourist spots. The minister said that Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has directed to conduct special vaccination drives in tourist and memorial places.

In a statement on Thursday night, the minister said that directions have been given to district, administrators to achieve 100 percent vaccination in tourist and religious places like Velankanni and Nagoor. The Minister said that all the district administrations have been put on alert to conduct a special vaccination drive in the tourist spots of their respective districts.

The minister also said that special emphasis is done to vaccinate tribals and tea workers in the Nilgiris district and added that within a week the state is expected to achieve 100 percent vaccination of the tribals and tea workers of Nilgiris district.

He also said that it was the tireless efforts of the local legislator Anbil Mahesh Poymozhi who is also the state education minister and added  that the village was able to achieve 100 percent vaccination of all the eligible adult population except for pregnant women. The minister in the statement also reminisced that Kattur is the place where the memorial for late Chief Minister and doyen of DMK politics is coming up.

The minister also said that the government has taken stringent action against 40 private hospitals in the state where the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive health insurance scheme was not implemented properly.