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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Stalin appealed to Tamils all over the world to donate funds to the CM relief fund.
  • The CM assured that the funds will be used only for Covid-19 measures.
  • The amount of received funds and its utilization will be published in a transparent way, said the CM.
  • On Wednesday, the daily caseload of Tamil Nadu crossed the 30,000-mark with 293 deaths.

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin on Thursday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him GST suspension on Covid-19 vaccines as well as on state government procured Covid medicines for a certain period of time. Stalin consulted with the GST Council as state govt is procuring them by themself.

According to reports, Stalin also urged Modi for “quick disbursal of pending GST compensation, rice subsidy, hiking borrowing limits of Tamil Nadu from 3% of SGDP to 4%.” Earlier today, Stalin appealed to Tamils all over the world to donate funds to the CM relief fund to extend their support and help Tamil Nadu combat the Covid pandemic.

He also assured that the funds will be used only for Covid-19 measures such as sourcing drugs and setting up oxygen beds. Stalin added that the amount of received funds and its utilization will be published in a transparent way.

On the other hand, today a Coimbatore-based EKKI Pumps has promised to donate ventilators and PPE kits of worth Rs 1 crore to the state government to help its fight against the deadly pandemic.

On Wednesday, the daily caseload of Tamil Nadu crossed the 30,000-mark with 293 deaths. Almost 30,355 people tested positive for Covid-19 which led the overall tally to 14,68,864. Death toll of the state stands at 16,471.

Chennai, Chengalpattu, Coimbatore and Tiruvallur – these 4 districts accounted for 46% of the new infections and also more than 50% of the fatalities were registered in these districts.