Chennai: J Radhakrishnan, who was today appointed as the Tamilnadu Health Secretary by replacing Beela Rajesh, has said measures are being intensified to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the State.
“We are intensifying our efforts. At the same time, the cooperation of people is very important to achieve the mission,” he told the media.
He said if people test negative for Covid-19 but still show symptoms of the pandemic, they would be quarantined for 14 days.
Amid exponential increase in coronavirus positive cases in Tamilnadu, especially in the State capital of Chennai, Radhakrishnan was today transferred and posted back as the health and family welfare department secretary.
Dr Radhakrishnan, who was hitherto Secretary/Commissioner of Revenue Administration, was transferred and posted as health secretary in place Dr Beela Rajesh, who was posted as Commercial Taxes and Registration Department secretary.
An order issued by State Chief Secretary K Shanmugam said Dr Radhakrishan would also continue to hold the post of Secretary, Commissioner of Revenue Adminsitration in full additional charge until further orders.