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Puducherry CM slams Centre for declining funds to tackle Covid-19 situation

The chief minister reiterated that the spread of the infection in Puducherry and Karaikal regions was largely due to the people from neighbouring Tamil Nadu districts visiting the Union Territory

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Tuesday hit out at the Centre for allegedly declining to grant funds to the State governments and the territorial administration to meet their commitments to protect people's health during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The hike in prices of petroleum products effected every other day "added insult to injury," he said.

He claimed that the Centre had not responded to the territorial administration's 17 letters for grant of Rs 995 crore to augment the facilities in hospitals to tackle the pandemic.

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First Published: Jun 23 2020 | 6:41 PM IST

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