Ma Subramanian, Tamil Nadu Health Minister recently announced that the kids whose parents tested Covid positive but turned negative while dying will also be eligible for the Rs 5 lakh aid from the state government.
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Clarifies Government’s New Scheme For Covid Hit Families
As per the latest reports, the Subhramanian recently spoke to the media at Tiruvottiyur. He said that the children who lost their parents after they had tested negative will also be included in the scheme. They’ll be included on a compassionate basis.
He further said that the drive to identify the eligible children is already in progress. He added that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had developed guidelines for reporting Covid 19 deaths also adding that sometimes people die due to many comorbidities and not because of the virus itself.
Subramanian To Initiate Talks With Central Government For Scheme Benefits
Subramanian said that people come to the hospitals after they have been tested positive for covid and get cured. But later situations might turn around and they might die because of some comorbidities which may or may not be related to the coronavirus. However, he said that he will initiate talks with the Central government to keep some of these factors in mind along with the people losing out on the benefits because of the way the deaths are being reported.
He also pointed out that former Lok Sabha MP H. Vasanthakumar and renowned singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, who had passed away, had tested negative when they died.Meanwhile, the minister also informed that L&T would set up oxygen generators with a capacity of 1,000 litres per minute at five localities of Tamil Nadu.
He said that the first oxygen generator has already been set up at the Royapettah General Hospital at a cost of Rs 1.5 crores. And the remaining generators would be set up within the next few days.