Tamil Nadu

TN CM sanctions ₹25 crore for medicines for mucormycosis, essentials

A patient being screened for Mucormycosis at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. Photograph used for representational purposes only   | Photo Credit: JOTHI RAMALINGAM B

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has ordered the using of ₹25 crore from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF) towards procuring essential medicines, including those used to treat patients with mucormycosis.

As of Monday, contributions of about ₹280.20 crore have been received by the CMPRF, following an appeal issued by Mr. Stalin asking for support for the State to fight COVID-19, an official release said.

The CM has already sanctioned ₹50 crore from the CMPRF for procuring essential drugs and liquid oxygen and had also sanctioned ₹50 crore for procuring over RT-PCR test kits. He had also sanctioned ₹41.40 crore for importing oxygen concentrators and other equipment.

Details on how to contribute to the fund, can be found here .

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