Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan praised Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja who is engaged in COVID-19 prevention activities in the state. He called her a ‘hero’ honouring her contributions to control the spread of the pandemic. The actor made the statement while interacting with her during a live chat of his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam.Now a days, people are talking about Kerala. Shailaja teacher is the hero,” said Kamal.
Responding to his compliment, the Minister expressed her gratitude and replied that the health workers are the real heroes. She noted that she just coordinated the health care workers.
Minister Shailaja also recommended Kamal Haasan that Tamil Nadu can follow Kerala model COVID-19 prevention.
Kamal Haasan arranged the online meeting with the Health Minister to know more about COVID-19 preventive measures taken in Kerala.
“Tamil Nadu government can follow the Kerala model with the support of the best public health care system. But it is very difficult to implement the preventive measures without the cooperation of public, non-governmental organisations and officials. When the pandemic outbreak was reported in Wuhan in China, Kerala initiated the preventive measures. Places of worship were closed after holding talks with religious leaders. Chances of community transmission was also avoided with best quarantine facilities,” said the Minister.
Kamal Haasan told her that he expects more recommendations from her as she has engaged her every minute for COVID-19 prevention.
The actor also informed the Minister that such priceless advices are necessary for him as his party is going to join the government in the battle against COVID-19.
Kamal Haasan requested the Minister to talk in English and noted that he is confident about her communication skills in English as he watcher her interview on BBC .