CHENNAI: Health Minister Ma Subramanian visited the Covid patients and inspected the contact tracing at a cluster area identified in the Adyar Zone of the Greater Chennai Corporation. He visited the patients in home isolation and enquired about their health.
Health Minister said that the number of Covid cases are rising worldwide and about 7-8 States in the country have reported 1,000 to 5,000 infections in the last 24 hours. The daily numbers are rising from 80,000 to 1 lakh in several countries.
As per the instructions of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, measures have been taken to prevent the spread of Covid, and inspection of various districts, including Salem and Namakkal was conducted recently. Consultations have been carried out in those districts regarding preventive measures with the district level health officers.
He said that Greater Chennai Corporation officials are intensifying the preventive measures because as per reports, 50 per cent of the total daily cases in Tamil Nadu occur in Chennai alone. In Chennai, more than three people are affected in 112 streets and more than 5 people in 25 streets. A total of 2,225 people are suffering from Covid and getting treated in Chennai today. Of these, 92 per cent are in home isolation.
"On behalf of the state health department, the officials are contacting the isolated people on the phone to inquire about their health, and daily field workers visit the homes of those infected and check their oxygen levels. As many as 1,800 field workers are involved and those being treated at hospitals are being supervised by the State Health Department officials. Of the 8 per cent being treated in hospitals, about five per cent of them are admitted in hospitals since they do not have adequate facilities in their homes. Most of them have symptoms such as fever, cold, cough, sore throat and headache.
The Health Minister added that the impact of the pandemic spread through educational institutions earlier. Thus, if school going students develop minor symptoms, parents should contact the health officials so that they can be tested and sent back to school if they are not affected. If one child is infected, it can infect hundreds of children. Small children can be prevented from infecting other children if the test is performed without neglecting the symptoms. Therefore, parents are asked to provide full cooperation in this regard, " he added.
Mega vaccination camp on July 10
“The 31st Mega Vaccine Camp will be held in Tamil Nadu on July 10 at 1 lakh locations,” the Health Minister said. The State had earlier conducted a mega camp as daily vaccination dipped below 50,000 across the State.