Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagan Singh Bedi has said that the corporation has already ordered for oxygen concentrators and 2,700 of them will reach the city soon.
He said the hospital has been turning away several Covid-19 patients for want of beds with oxygen supply facilities.
The Chennai corporation has appointed M.A. Siddique, Secretary, Commercial taxes as the Covid monitoring officer of the Greater Chennai Corporation.
Triage centres are being set up to screen Covid-19 patients and to ascertain the next course of action based on the symptoms of the patients.
An assessment by the Civic body has found that the crowding is rampant at the 81 markets in and around the city other than Koyambedu wholesale market and therefore decided to put curbs in these areas.