Tamil Nadu

Industries Minister contributes ₹55 lakh from MLALAD funds

M.C. Sampath, Industries Minister. File

M.C. Sampath, Industries Minister. File   | Photo Credit: S. Siva Saravanan

Chidambaram AIADMK MLA K.A. Pandian also offered ₹32 lakh

Industries Minister M.C. Sampath on Wednesday allocated ₹55 lakh from MLA Local Area Development Fund (MLALAD) to help meet the medical requirements for treating COVID-19 patients in Cuddalore district.

Mr. Sampath handed over the letter releasing the funds to Cuddalore Collector V. Anbuselvan. The fund would be used to procure medical equipments to fight COVID-19, he said.

Chidambaram constituency AIADMK MLA K.A. Pandian has also offered ₹32 lakh from MLALAD funds to the district administration for treating COVID-19 patients. The funds would be used for procuring RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction tests) kit, that can detect the presence of the virus responsible for COVID-19 and to procure lab equipment and safety gear.

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