‘T.N. has highest number of oxygen-supported beds’
Tamil Nadu has the highest number of oxygen-supported beds within the nation, whereas greater than 1.7 lakh RT-PCR exams are carried out in a day within the 276 laboratories within the State, Ma. Subramanian, Minister for Medical and Family Welfare, stated.
The Minister on Friday inaugurated a further 120 oxygen-supported beds, and a ‘Mucormycosis Ward’ with six beds on the Government Medical College Hospital, Omandurar Estate.
Referring to a tweet by former Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami that deaths had been occurring on account of oxygen scarcity within the State, the Minister stated that until Mr. Palaniswami was the Chief Minister, the State’s oxygen capability was 230 metric tonnes. The State’s capability was progressively enhanced to 650 metric tonnes now as a result of efforts taken by the current authorities.
The former CM’s assertion that deaths occurred on account of scarcity of oxygen was unacceptable, he stated. The State acquired oxygen provide from Rourkela, Durgapur and Jamshedpur, he added.
With vaccination being intensified throughout the State, he stated that individuals aged 18 to 44 years had been coming ahead to get vaccinated. As a end result, the number of individuals being vaccinated a day has elevated, with 3.23 lakh folks receiving the vaccines on Thursday alone, he talked about.
P.K. Sekar Babu, Minister for Puucho Religious and Charitable Endowments, Dayanidhi Maran, Member of Parliament, Udhayanidhi Stalin, MLA, J. Radhakrishnan, Health Secretary, and R. Jayanthi, Dean of the Government Medical College Hospital, Omandurar Estate, had been current.