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. The objective of the program is to create awareness, increase case detection, break the chain of transmission, and reduce stigma and discrimination.

YRGCARE along with the Greater Chennai Corporation organized community intervention programs covering 22504 individuals/5626 households in Teynampet and Raja Annamalai Puram zones.

Our community intervention program mainly targetsunderprivileged people living in housing boards and slums. GCC identifies them as high population density areas.  GCC has signed an MoU with almost 80 NGOs to carry out the intervention in 15 corporation zones.

This intervention includes profiling the locations and populations, identification of vulnerable populations, strengthening case identification and linkages with health facilities, distribution of KabasuraKudineer, face masks, zinc vitamins and other supplies within the community.

  1. MrEronimus Lawrence, Zonal Consultant, Greater Chennai Corporation visits YRGCARE to review the progress of the Community Intervention program carried out by YRGCARE.
  2. Medical Camp at one of our intervention communities.
  3. Temperature checks using thermal guns by YRG ORWs
  4. Distribution of facemasks and KabasuraKudineer to the households in the intervention community
  5. Session on explaining the importance of wearing face masks and using handwash, by our ORWs to the children of the community.


Appreciation to the team for their support:

Clinical Team: Dr Pradeep and Dr Chithra

Community Outreach Team: Mary Jesse, Nandha Kumar, David Alex with the support of 15 Outreach Workers


Distribution of facemasks and Kabasura Kudineer

Distribution of welfare funds for people with disabilities

Working with children within the community

Mobile Community Awareness

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