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Stalin sanctions 100 crores towards facing third Covid- 19 wave

Chennai, June 29(BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin sanctioned an amount of Rs 100 crore from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF) towards procuring liquid oxygen for treating Covid -19 patients. The CMPRF fund which was sanctioned would also be used to take precautionary steps to face the possibility of a Covid-19 third wave.

An official statement from the Chief Minister’s office said that an amount of Rs 353 crore was received by the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund(CMPRF).

The Chief Minister had earlier sanctioned Rs 50 crore from CMPRF towards procuring essential medicines and another 50 crores for sanctioning RT- PCR test kits.

The official statement said that the Chief Minister had sanctioned an amount of Rs 41.40 crore for importing oxygen concentrators and other equipment. Rs 25 crore was allotted for buying essential medicine to treat patients with mucormycosis (black fungus).