As many as 57,913 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Salem till 25 th May 2021. According to health department officials, there are 811 fatal cases till today.
During the COVID crisis, Thiagarajar Polytechnic and Sona Institutions are working for the welfare of society. Chairman C. Valliappa handed over a letter of intent to Mr.V.Senthil Balaji, Minister for Electricity, Prohibition, and Excise in the presence of Mr.S.Karmegam, Salem Collector and Mr.R.Rajendran, Salem North Constituency MLA, Dr.V.Karthikeyan, Principal, Thiagarajar Polytechnic, Mr.Chocko Valliappa, Vice Chairman, Sona Groups, Dr.S.R.R Senthil Kumar, Principal, Sona College of Technology and Dr.G.M Kadhar Nawaz, Principal, Sona College of Arts and Science. Some of the initiatives are as followed.
They have donated Rs 1 crore worth of healthy meals five times a day to COVID patients at Salem Steel Plant's Special Corona Treatment Centre.
In association with the Salem government hospitals, they have also set up a Quarantine center inside Sona Institutions with 100+ beds for the COVID patients