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TN health minister calls up meeting of health department officials

- January 7, 2022

Chennai, Jan 7 (BPNS)

With fresh Covid -19 cases on the rise in Tamil Nadu, the state health minister Ma Subramanian is meeting senior health department officials at the state capital. The state health secretary Dr. J. Radhakrishnan and other senior officials of the health department are taking part in the meeting called by the state health minister.

Ma Subramanian while speaking to BPNS said, “There is a hike in the number of fresh Covid -19 cases and the meeting will lead to fresh curbs to tackle the surge. Caution is necessary and people must adhere to Covid -19 standard protocol wearing masks, effecting social distancing and use of sanitizers and washing of hands other than taking both the doses of vaccine.”

The state has already arranged more than 1.25 lakh beds across the state with the oxygen beds also in place.

Of the  6983 fresh cases of Covid -19 reported in Tamil Nadu on Thursday nearly 75 percent are from Chennai and adjoining districts of Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, and Tiruvallur.

While Chennai reported 3759 cases, Chengalpattu has 816 fresh cases, Tiruvallur (444) and Kancheepuram (185).

State health secretary J. Radhakrishnan while speaking to media persons said, “ There is a cascading effect of the infection into the adjacent districts of Chennai and efforts are on to curb the spread.”

Coimbatore with 309 cases and Vellore with 223 cases reported the next highest number of cases after Chengalpattu and Tiruvallur.