Tamil Nadu, the nation’s second most-affected state by the coronavirus pandemic, misplaced its first police personnel to the dreaded illness right this moment. Police Inspector Balamurali, who had examined constructive for COVID-19 earlier in June, served on the Mambalam Police Station in Chennai as Regulation and Order Inspector.
He was receiving remedy on the Corona Care Centre contained in the IIT Madras campus and had confirmed enchancment. Nevertheless, his situation deteriorated and he was moved to the Rajiv Gandhi Govt Medical Faculty Hospital within the metropolis, the place he died.
Sources mentioned Chennai Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan had organized for costly medication to save lots of the inspector’s life.
To this point, round 600 police personnel within the state have examined constructive and round 250 have recovered, together with an IPS Officer.
The son of a police officer, 47-year-old Balamurali was an engineer by coaching and had joined the state police power in 2000.
He’s survived by his spouse, daughter and son.
Chief Minister Edappadi Ok. Palaniswami condoled the demise of the officer and spoke to his household over cellphone.
The Tamil Nadu authorities has promised a job with the state authorities to an eligible member of the household of these officers who die of coronavirus.
The state has additionally free remedy and aid of Rs. 2 lakh for households of all officers who contract coronavirus and Rs. 50 lakh for individuals who die of the illness, contracted whereas on Corona containment obligation.
Nevertheless, it isn’t clear if Balamurali’s household can be eligible for the Rs. 50 lakh aid sum.
Whereas Tamil Nadu has greater than 50,000 circumstances of COVID-19, 35,556 are from Chennai alone the place 451 have died of the illness.
Involved by the alarming numbers, the state capital and some extra districts will go into full lockdown mode beginning tomorrow until the tip of June.