I take pride as a people’s representative in thanking all those who made Madurai’s increased oxygen storage capacity possible. Dear Union minister Harshvardhan, is there anyone you can thank now?
Last year, during the first wave of COVID-19, the country as a whole was facing an enormous crisis. At Madurai, we were constantly busy – myselfthe district collector, hospital dean and district special officer. We held discussions, we locked horns with each other, agreed and disagreed on many points, yet we were essentially working night and day with a single focus – handling the pandemic .
We sped up our work when the pandemic became worse in Madurai. I complained to the state’s chief secretary about the lack of cooperation from the Madurai district special official. Convinced by my arguments, the chief secretary replaced him.