Central team reviews COVID-19 situation in Chennai

South India

A Central team led by a senior official of the Union Health and Family Welfare department reviewed the pandemic situation in Chennai on Thursday.


 On Thursday, the central team monitored the pandemic situation in Chennai, where the total registered Covid cases are nearing the 75,000 mark and continues to be Tamil Nadu’s worst affected district.

The central team led by Additional Secretary of Union Health and Family Welfare Department, Aarti Ahuja.

As per the report, the team held discussions with state Health Minister Dr C Vijaya Baskar, Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan and other senior officials.

The team also visited the exclusive Covid-19 hospital at the Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Specialty Hospital at Omandurar Estate and inspected the Covid-19 facilities at the Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital, a designated Covid-19 treatment facility and government Covid-19 facilities at Guindy.

The five-member team later held discussions with the Greater Chennai Corporation commissioner G Prakash and other officials.

Tamil Nadu has reported 4,231 new cases of Covid 19 infections on Thursday. According to data released by the state health department, the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state stands at 1,26,581 including 46,652 active cases and 1,765 deaths. The total number of recovered patients increased to 78,161.

In Chennai, cases continued to witness a fall in comparison with previous days. With 1,216 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, 73,728 cases have been reported in the city till date.



With inputs from media reports

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