Chennai Corporation identifies residents with hypertension and diabetes
Over 50% of 3.36 lakh people on the list have yet to receive COVID-19 vaccines
The Greater Chennai Corporation will launch COVID-19 medical assistance and vaccination services for 3.36 lakh residents with hypertension and diabetes in the city’s 15 zones.
Teams of Company employees have also been ordered to prioritize these residents in vaccination to avoid third wave deaths. Most of the residents who died from the virus suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes. More than 50% of the 3.36 lakh residents, who have been identified as having hypertension and diabetes in the city, have not been vaccinated.
Volunteers to monitor
“Volunteers have been tasked with monitoring the condition of the 3.36 lakh residents at home. They will be treated in the Company’s primary health centers. The number of residents with hypertension and diabetes is likely to be higher, ”an official said.
Residents of 3.36 lakh will receive free treatment at the company’s facilities.
While 1.55 lakh residents, who are on the company’s list, received the first dose, about 87,000 received the second dose of the vaccine.
In addition to the vaccination, the Company has also started to increase testing in the city to detect a possible third wave.
All primary and secondary contacts of COVID-19 positive patients have been tested. Over 22,000 tests are performed every day.
Corporation officials continued their raids on large retail stores in shopping areas on Sunday.
Company Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi visited T. Nagar and advised traders to support the civic body’s initiatives to deal with the COVID-19 situation. The company will penalize commercial outlets that violate COVID-19 standards, he said.