Tamil Nadu

200 ambulances, over 3,000 new medical staff to join fight against COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu

The Chief Minister chaired a meeting with Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar, Chief Secretary K. Shanmugam, Director General of Police J.K. Tripathy and other senior officials in his camp office on Friday

The Chief Minister chaired a meeting with Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar, Chief Secretary K. Shanmugam, Director General of Police J.K. Tripathy and other senior officials in his camp office on Friday   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami also apprised Prime Minister Modi of the steps being taken in the State, in a telephone call on Friday

As part of consolidating efforts against the spread of COVID-19 in the State, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami directed that newly recruited medical staff should join the service within three days of receiving their appointment orders.

An official release said the Chief Minister had directed that 1,508 lab technicians, 530 doctors and 1,000 nurses, who were newly recruited in accordance with rules through the Medical Recruitment Board, should report to duty within three days after receiving appointment orders.

Mr. Palaniswami has directed that 200 new ambulances join the fleet in the State. The Chief Minister would visit the new 350-bed hospital at Omandurar Estate this evening to oversee arrangements being made in this regard.

Earlier in the day, Mr. Palaniswami was on a telephone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the former apprised the latter of the precautionary and relief measures being taken against COVID-19 in the State. An official release said that Mr. Modi too reiterated that the lockdown be observed strictly while ensuring supply of essential commodities to the general public.

Mr. Palaniswami chaired a meeting with Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar, Chief Secretary K. Shanmugam, Director-General of Police J.K. Tripathy and other senior officials in his camp office.

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