COVID-19 RESPONSE

A multi pronged approach in our response to COVID-19

April 14

EARLY IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

YRGCARE provided free meals to persons in Chennai stranded due to the initial lockdown and supported emergency request for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Protective Provisions in other sites of India. This was done for the initial 6-12 weeks during the first phase of lockdown in Chennai and other parts of India.

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April 13

CURRENT RESPONSE

The YRGCARE Infectious Diseases Laboratory, recognised by ICMR as a notified COVID19 testing site has been actively involved in SARS-CoV-2 and its supportive testing. From April to July alone they tested nearly 12331 individuals. Apart from clinical support, tele surveys have also been held to aid in efficient contact tracing.

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COVID-19 TESTING

SARS-CoV2 RT PCR TESTING

Between April and June 2020, 4000 persons were screened for COVID-19

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PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT

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CLINICAL CARE

Clinical Care and Epidemic Intelligence Service

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12331

Screened for COVID-19

80

NGOs

15

Corporation Zones

22504

Individuals

5626

Households

ECO KITCHEN

MAC AIDS Fund supports Nutrition in Chennai & Mental Health/Psychosocial Support in Chennai and Bangalore

Food Preparation

Distribution

ECO Kitchen serves Nutritious Meals

The lockdown has reduced the availability of safe, quality meals for healthcare workers, staff and patient attenders at the government hospitals. Through ECO Kitchen – a unit of YRG Foundation, we prepare and deliver the following meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner to the underserved community and healthworkers affected by COVID-19.

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COMMUNITY INTERVENTION RESPONSE

YRGCARE has been empaneled by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), the civic body that governs the city of Chennai, to implement community-based interventions to reduce the incidence of COVID-19 in two high population density zones in Chennai.

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CAMP RAINBOW

The 5th phase of lockdown due to COVID-19 has left us indoors and with more uncertainty.Restrictions are lifting in many parts however the number of cases testing positive for COVID-19 are also on the rise. 

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