Tamil Nadu Chennai News September 9, 10 Highlights: One person was killed and eight others injured in a blast at an illegal firecracker manufacturing unit at Thayilpatti town of Vembukottai taluk in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu Friday morning. The unit was by run one Balamurugan (32) at his residence on SPM Street. The unit had been involved in manufacturing crackers ahead of the Deepavali festival.
Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government Thursday appealed to people to make use of the mega vaccination camp scheduled to be held on September 12 in the state, saying such an event was essential to attain Covid-19 free status. Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian said as part of the mega camp, 40,000 booths would be established in primary health centres, government run hospitals, noon meal centres, schools and other vital locations in the state.
“Elaborate arrangements have been made to vaccinate 20 lakh people above 18 years in these booths. Revenue, local bodies, education, Rotary International and other NGOs have extended their support. In order to avoid the third wave (of the Covid-19), the state is implementing the Covid-19 vaccination. It is very essential to attain the Covid-19 free status and also protect our people from the virus”, he said in a press release.
The vaccination booths on that day would function between 7am and 7pm and around 20 lakh people above 18 years are expected to receive the vaccination including both “first and second” doses. Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) kits would be kept in all the booths while necessary arrangements on campaigning have been made in all the districts like banners, posters among others.