Secretary of Health J. Radhakrishnan said that persons between 18 and 45 years of age are aware of more than 50% cases of COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu.
Soon after inspecting the Government Corona Hospital at Guindy's King Institute of Preventive Medicine campus on Wednesday, he told presspersons that the percentage of people who tested positive for COVID-19 under 18 was 8%. He highlighted the need for everyone to be cautious towards COVID-19.
He urged political leaders to advise those who were wearing masks to attend political meetings.
The Center had said that there were more COVID-19 cases at 10 places like Maharashtra. But Chennai was not among them. However, according to the press release, Mr. Radhakrishnan said that COVID-19 broadcasting was increasing by 3% to 4.5% in the city.
A total of 1,124 persons with COVID-19 were undergoing treatment at four government hospitals in Chennai. The city had a total of 4,368 beds for COVID-19 patients, while 56,000 beds were being read in government hospitals across the state. 70,000-bed COVID-19 care centers were also ready.
Areas that had more transmission of the disease are being identified, he said, adding that more than 600 locations were demarcated as control areas. People should avoid crowded places and wear masks.
Noting that the number of deaths due to COVID-19 was increasing, he said that steps were being taken to reduce the deaths.
Tamil Nadu will receive additional doses of vaccines – 10,40,000 doses of Kovishield and two lakh doses of Kovaxin. 2. On April 2, about 80% of the people got vaccinated in government hospitals and 20% in private hospitals. He said that any complaint to charge additional fees for vaccination in private hospitals will be processed.
Putting healthcare workers at risk in COVID-19 management, he urged people to keep this in mind and increase their cooperation.
R. Narayan Babu, Director of Medical Education; E. Theriarajan, dean of Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital; And k. Narayanasamy, Director of Government Corona Hospital was present.