Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami’s Senior Private Secretary dies of COVID-19

The Senior Private Secretary of Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami succumbed to death at his residence in Chennai following Covid-19 symptoms. He was 56 years.

The deceased staff was was hospitalised for over a week now. He was first admitted to the Government Multi-Super-Speciality Hospital at Omandurar estate and later shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH). From there he was shifted to a
private hospital and then again RGGGH, where he breathed last on Tuesday night.

The family is residing in a government employees quarters in Saidapet.

Expressing shock at the death of his colleague, Peter Anthonysami, president, Tamil Nadu Secretariat Association demanded the government to close down secretariate in order to avoid further deaths.

“To avoid further deaths, the government should close down the Secretariat till the lockdown period is over since the infection is spreading speedily at the secretariat premises. If not, even among the minimum number of staff, those who are above 55, pregnant women and those who are suffering from cardiac and other ailments should not be asked to come to the secretariat.”