Chennai, Apr 24: Concerned over the death of Tablighi Jammat participant from Tamil Nadu in quarantine, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today urged his Delhi counterpart Aravind Kejriwal to extend the best possible care to 559 Tablighis from the State who were quarantined in the National Capital in view of the COVID pandemic.
In a Demi-official letter to Mr Arvind Kejriwal, he requested him to instruct the authorities concerned to extend the best possible care for the quarantined/hospitalised individuals and also provide necessary medical assistance to those, who were suffering from co-morbid conditions. 'As the Ramadan month is due to start, authorities may be asked to provide food and medicine to them at appropriate times', he added. Mr Palaniswami said 559 Tablighis from Tamil Nadu, who had attended the Tabligh Jamaat in New Delhi, have been hospitalised or quarantined. He said the State Government has been receiving a number of grievances with regard to conditions of their stay. The individuals have been complaining that some of them were diabetic and suffering from other co-morbidities.
'They are also not provided timely meals in the quarantine facilities. Pointing out that one, Muhammed Mustafa Hajiyar, who was in quarantine had expired on April 22 morning, he said whenever grievances were received from quarantined/hospitalised individuals, the Principal Resident Commissioner, Tamil Nadu House, New Delhi has been taking up the same with the Health and Family Welfare Department, Delhi or the District Magistrates concerned, requesting necessary action to redress their grievances.
'Hence, I request you to instruct the authorities concerned to extend the best possible care for the quarantined/hospitalised individuals and also provide necessary medical assistance to those suffering from co-morbid conditions as the Ramadan month is due to start', he added. Releasing the details, Mr Palaniswami said 376 were in quarantine Centres (180 in Narela, 56 in Sultanpuri, 55 in Dwarka, 49 in Bakkarwala West, and 36 in Badarpur) and 183 in hospital (85 in AIIMS Jhajjar Hospital, 35 in LNH hospital, 34 in RGSS hospital and 29 in DDU hospital). (UNI)