TN CM flags off LED screen-mounted vehicles to spread awareness on COVID

The CM inaugurated the awareness campaign with the help of 30 small-size cargo vans with big screens - aninitiative of the Greater Chennai Corporation

Edappadi Palaniswmai greeted around one lakh people who have recovered from COVID-19 in Chennai through a recorded message sent to their mobile phones. File photo: PTI

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday (August 14) flagged off LED screen-mounted vehicles to telecast short films and launched a drive to distribute pamphlets to create awareness on COVID-19 among the people in Chennai.

Continuing with several ongoing initiatives to fight COVID-19, Palaniswami inaugurated the awareness campaign with the help of 30 small-size cargo vans with big screens – an
initiative of the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC).

Two vehicles would be deployed in each of the 15 zones of the city, a government release said.

The Chief Minister’s address on virus awareness,and short films from the Health department and GCC would be telecast to help people understand better about the pathogen and stay safe by following norms.

Palaniswami launched a drive to distribute awareness pamphlets to people on COVID-19, dengue and the need for rainwater harvesting structures in view of the onset of
monsoon.

The leaflets would be given to the people by 12,000 field workers of the GCC who are engaged in daily door-to-door surveys to detect flu-like symptoms.

Ten lakh brochures would be distributed for COVID-19, and an equal number for dengue. A similar number of brochures would be given on saving rain water as well, it said.

Of the 3.20 lakh people who have tested positive for coronavirus so far in Tamil Nadu, 1.13 lakh were from Chennai, as on Thursday (August 13).

The Chief Minister also greeted around one lakh people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the metropolis through a recorded message sent to their mobile phones.

The ongoing initiatives to tackle the virus spread includes 500 to 550 fever camps on a daily basis in Chennai to aid early detection of people with symptoms so that they could be
treated on time appropriately.

So far, the GCC has conducted 31,702 fever camps and 17.86 lakh people have been benefited.

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