WHO Chief Scientist honoured with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s particular award

Chennai, August 15

Chief Scientist of World Health Organisation Soumya Swaminathan was on Saturday conferred with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s particular award in recognition of her advisory position in combating the COVID-19 pandemic within the state.

Swaminathan acquired the award from Chief Minister Ok Palaniswami on the 74th Independence Day celebration at Fort St George right here.

The WHO consultant has been providing strategies to the state well being division to step up measures in preventing the pandemic.

Later, chatting with reporters, Swaminathan thanked the state authorities for choosing her and suggested individuals to observe the pandemic protocols whereas venturing out.

“Maintain a six feet social distance, do not go out without wearing masks and be careful while venturing out”, she stated.

According to the World Health Organisation, Swaminathan has 30 years of expertise in scientific care and analysis and has labored all through her profession to translate her analysis into impactful programmes.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister’s Best Practices award was bagged by the division of treasuries, whereas the Greater Chennai Corporation acquired the second prize for conducting fever clinics throughout town to interrupt the transmission chain of COVID-19.

Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation acquired the certificates of appreciation for numerous steps undertaken to make sure uninterrupted availability of medicine for combating coronavirus. PTI


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