J Radhakrishnan

TN health secy Radhakrishnan rules out lockdown amid Covid surge

Health Secretary urges organisations to facilitate popular option to curb spread of infection

published on : 15th April 2021

Micro plan to curb disease spread to be implemented: Chief secy

RT-PCR testing will be increased in Tiruchy, Tiruppur, Tiruvannamalai, Krishnagiri, Salem, Dindigul, Nagapattinam and Ranipet districts, Ranjan said.

published on : 31st March 2021

No sudden decisions on Covid-19 lockdown: Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan

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.

published on : 29th March 2021

Fever surveillance stepped up: Health Secy

Bordering districts under watch, cluster testing being done at places with constant Covid cases, says Radhakrishnan

published on : 23rd February 2021

Second vaccine dry run on Friday: 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.

published on : 7th January 2021

Covid vaccine dry run begins in Tamil Nadu

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.

published on : 3rd January 2021

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.

published on : 24th December 2020

33 more test positive for Covid 19 as total number crosses 100 in IIT Madras campus

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. 

published on : 14th December 2020

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.

published on : 26th November 2020

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.

published on : 17th November 2020

Intensify surveillance, Health Secretary tells Collectors

Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan has written to all district collectors to intensify Covid-19 surveillance in the coming days. 

published on : 25th October 2020

COVID-19: Mouth, nose must be covered while wearing masks, advises TN health secretary

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

published on : 1st October 2020

Fewer than 10 COVID-19 deaths among daily toll due to direct viral hit: Tamil Nadu Health Secretary

He also noted that representations seeking a change in guidelines to count the deaths were sent to the Union Health Ministry.

published on : 17th August 2020

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.

published on : 9th October 2017

Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Radhakrishnan leaves for Delhi again over NEET issue

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.

published on : 21st August 2017