Chennai: Stepping up its battle against Covid-19, the Tamilnadu government has placed orders for 43,000 finger pulse oximeters to monitor the oxygen level in blood in coronavirus patients.
According to Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar, “Through Tamilnadu Medical Services Corporation, orders were issued for 43,000 finger pulse oximeters. Till now 23,000 were received and remaining will be procured in one or two days.”
He added: “The oximeters will be used in monitoring asymptomatic people in home isolation, fever camps, Covid Care Centres, and also Covid-19 treatment hospitals.”
He said finger pulse oximeters to monitor the oxygen level in blood in Covid-19 patients are being procured in large numbers as ordered by the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.
On Sunday, though the share of new cases in Chennai has come down compared to a trend seen till last month, they went up in other districts. Coimbatore reported 117 cases, Kanyakumari 104, Madurai 319, Theni 115, Tiruvannamalai 151, Thoothukudi 136, Tirunelveli 131, Trichy 103, Vellore 151 and Virudhunagar 246.