Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin today allocated Rs 50 crore from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF) for purchase of Remdesivir drug, for treating COVID patients, and oxygen containers to transport oxygen from other states through trains.
An official release here said, so far Rs 69 crore had been received as contributions towards COVID relief to the CMPRF.
This included Rs 29.44 crore via online and Rs 39.56 crore in person. Thanking all those who have contributed generously towards COVID relief, Mr Stalin, as promised that these funds would be utilised only for COVID relief measures, allocated Rs 25 crore for procuring Remdesivir and other life saving drugs to be given to the Government Hospitals and another Rs 25 crore for purchase of oxygen containers to transport oxygen from
other States by train.