More than 50% of the 3.36 lakh people on the list still need to get COVID-19 vaccines
Greater Chennai Corporation will launch medical assistance and COVID-19 vaccination services for 3.36 lakh residents with high blood pressure and diabetes in the city’s 15 zones.
Company staff teams have also been instructed to give vaccination priority to such residents in order to prevent deaths in the event of a third wave of death. 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 identified with high blood pressure and diabetes in the city have not been vaccinated.
“Volunteers were assigned to monitor the condition of the 3.36 lakh residents at home. You will be treated in the company’s primary health centers. The number of residents with high blood pressure and diabetes is likely to be higher, ”an official said.
3.36 lakh residents are treated free of charge at the corporation’s facilities.
While 1.55 lakh residents on the company’s list received the first dose, around 87,000 received the second dose of the vaccines.
In addition to vaccination, the company has also begun stepping up testing around the city to identify a possible third wave.
All primary and secondary contacts from COVID-19 positive patients were tested. Over 22,000 tests are performed daily.
Company officials continued raids on large retail stores in industrial estates on Sunday.
Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi visited T. Nagar and advised traders to support the citizens’ initiatives to deal with the COVID-19 situation. The company will penalize commercial outlets that violate COVID-19 standards, he said.