Coronavirus | People cannot afford another lockdown, says DMK chief
DMK president M.K. Stalin on Saturday urged the “caretaker government” in Tamil Nadu and its officers to take steps to regulate the unfold of COVID-19 as folks couldn’t afford another lockdown after May 2 (when the votes polled within the April 6 Assembly election will likely be counted).
In an announcement issued right here, he requested the Chief Secretary to direct different Secretaries and the Collectors to take precautionary measures and be certain that remedy services can be found, and the vaccination programme goes on easily.
“There should be no let-up in the efforts by officials before the formation of a new government after May 2. The Collectors should ensure that mask-wearing becomes a social movement. There is a need to increase the testing as asymptomatic patients are spreading the infection to others,” the DMK president mentioned.
Urging the federal government to fill up on oxygen, vaccines, medicines, ventilators and beds at hospitals, Mr. Stalin mentioned all main well being centres ought to be transformed into COVID-19 centres.
He mentioned that although Tamil Nadu had good medical infrastructure, solely correct planning may defend folks from the an infection.
“In Chennai, 3,842 people were infected on Friday. Chengalpattu and Coimbatore districts are also being severely affected by the disease. It is a matter of great distress that the north Indian States are struggling for oxygen supply and beds,” Mr. Stalin mentioned.