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.