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COVID-19 vaccination for persons with disabilities launched in TN

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin interacting with a person with a disability, who received the vaccination on Saturday   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday launched the COVID-19 vaccination programme for persons with disabilities in Chennai, and 26 persons were vaccinated at a wedding hall on TTK Road.

A State government press release said arrangements had been made for the benefit of persons with disabilities in the vaccination centres run by the Greater Chennai Corporation so that they need not wait. Persons with disabilities could register their names through 18004250111 and 9700799993 and they would be informed about the time and place of vaccination.

“In the case of persons with disabilities who cannot leave their home, arrangements have been made to vaccinate them at their place. They can register their names through the above numbers. Medical officials and nurses will visit their place to study the situation. They will be vaccinated at their place,” the government said.

The programme was attended by Medical Minister Ma. Subramanian, HR&CE Minister P.K. Sekar Babu, Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi, South Chennai MP Tamizhachi Thangapandian and others.

Temporary treatment centre

The Chief Minister also inaugurated a COVID-19 temporary treatment centre at the Wesley Higher Secondary School in Royapettah, Chennai.

“The centre has 136 beds with oxygen facilities. The air-conditioned centre will be managed by the Royapettah Government hospital. Every bed will have a fan and lavatory,” said Medical Minister Ma. Subramanian.


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