Central team in Tamilnadu to assess corona situation

Chennai: Starting from today, a Central government team will be observing all the patients admitted in Covid-19 wards in Tamilnadu hospitals to gauge the situation.

The team will be visiting all the districts including Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, Ariyalur and Cuddalore for the next three days, said the director of the team, Rajendra Rathnu.

A Central team visited Tamilnadu in April too, it may be recalled. At that time, it was said that though the Central team was happy with Tamilnadu governmentt’s overall steps, its members were disappointed with Koyambedu vegetables and fruits market, where people hardly followed social distancing, and expressed it with State government officials, who upped their measures in the market area and shifted it to Thirumazhisai.

The Inter-Ministerial Central Team to assess the ground situation due to the coronavirus pandemic in Tamilnadu held consultations with Chief Secretary K Shanmugam and other officials, before meeting Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

The IMCT, deputed by the Union Home Ministry, met state government officials as well as authorities of the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC).

A senior government official said the ICMT studied the various steps being initiated by the state government to control the spread of the contagion

“The team studied in detail the several measures initiated by the state government in its fight against COVID- 19, the government orders passed and the implementation of World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines,” J Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary and Commissioner of Revenue Administration, said.

The central team was also very particular about the implementation of WHO guidelines, he added.


NT Bureau