Health Secretary urges organisations to facilitate popular option to curb spread of infection
RT-PCR testing will be increased in Tiruchy, Tiruppur, Tiruvannamalai, Krishnagiri, Salem, Dindigul, Nagapattinam and Ranipet districts, Ranjan said.
J Radhakrishnan added that among the public and official levels, there is a certain callousness and cautioned against losing the hard-wrought gains in the battle against Covid.
Bordering districts under watch, cluster testing being done at places with constant Covid cases, says Radhakrishnan
The State health department will conduct the second dry run of Covid-19 vaccine in all the districts of Tamil Nadu on January 8.
The Health Secretary said that not more than 100 people will be given shots at each centre in a day, owing to social distancing restrictions.
Priority list for COVID-19 vaccine ready, 21,000 personnel getting trained to deliver shots: Tamil Nadu
Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said 46,000 centres for the purpose of vaccination has been identified and requisite infrastructure to handle the immunisation drive was ready.
Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said this was a lesson for other colleges and stressed the need to follow the safety protocols on campuses.
Tamil Nadu health secretary directs district officials to contain spread of infectious diseases post-Nivar
Radhakrishnan told officials to ensure that Covid fever camps, mobile medical units and Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram health teams are suitably relocated in post-impact areas.
Enforcement of mask extremely poor in public places: TN Health Secretary to district administrations
Radhakrishnan pointed out that unless testing is increased to pre-festival levels, the State is likely to miss emerging hotspots and clusters. “Next 14 to 28 days is important,” he added.
Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan has written to all district collectors to intensify Covid-19 surveillance in the coming days.
He warned that people who do not wear masks outside their homes would be fined Rs 200, as per section 1939 of the Tamil Nadu Public Health Act
He also noted that representations seeking a change in guidelines to count the deaths were sent to the Union Health Ministry.
DMK leader MK Stalin calls dengue deaths a health emergency in Tamil Nadu, slams AIADMK government inaction
A day after Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said 35 perons had died due to dengue in the state, Stalin, leader of the opposition in the Assembly, hit out at the ruling AIADMK regime.
Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan along with senior officials from the Directorate of Medical Education left for New Delhi on Sunday again over seeking exemption for the State from NEET.