Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Monday appealed for people's help in completely eradicating the pandemic, announcing that his administration will shortly launch a COVID-19 vaccination drive aimed at persons aged 15 to 18.
The Chief Minister said his government's efforts were all aimed at ensuring a safe and healthy life for the people, and he used New Year's Day to make a fervent appeal to the people of the State to resort to COVID appropriate behaviour and strictly adhere to government instructions, as well as follow SOPs on preventing Coronavirus and its variants. "We all hope that the year 2022 will be extremely good, and in order to be excellent, we must not forget the lessons of the past," Stalin stated in a video greeting to the nation. "We have recovered from the first and second waves of Coronavirus infection, and in fact, when the pandemic was at its peak during the second wave, I took over as Chief Minister and also the responsibility for your well-being," the Chief Minister remarked.
His first priority as CM was to stop the second wave, and he had the support of his ministerial colleagues, officials and personnel from many departments, including health and family welfare, municipal authorities, and the police. In the message, Stalin remarked, "My government was able to manage the pandemic in a short period of time, and popular collaboration was a vital component."