Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar on Monday warned of severe action against those who spread panic about COVID-19 pandemic.
He also said the government will take action against actor Varadarajan who had said in a video that the beds were not available in Chennai hospitals to admit a person with coronavirus symptoms.
Speaking to reporters here Vijayabaskar said the government will take action against the actor Varadarajan for creating panic during the pandemic time.
Vijayabaskar said admitting a person to a hospital is the decision of a doctor and the willingness of the patient.
Tamil Nadu has about 75,000 hospital beds to admit Covid-19 patients and in Chennai alone there are about 5,000 beds, Vijayabaskar said.
He also said the recovery rate of the corona patients in Tamil Nadu is about 56 per cent.