Chennai Corporation launches programme to screen residents in slum areas for COVID-19

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The programme has been rolled out in association with 93 NGOs

Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner G Prakash has started the Community Intervention Programme in the Tondiarpet area for screening the residents in slum areas amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“In association with 93 NGOs, we rolled out this programme around 40-45 days ago. We have around 1,979 nodes, classified as backward areas and slums. We wanted to especially focus on poor and vulnerable people,” Prakash said.

“All slum households will be screened and surveyed every day. We’ll have a specific focus on the vulnerable and aged population,” he added.

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