The dispensaries will visit hotspots, screen residents, take samples and encourage those eligible to get vaccinated
Seven mobile medical dispensaries that will lift swab samples from residents and screen them for influenza-like-illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infections (SARI), conditions that are associated with COVID-19, were flagged off at the Corporation Central office here on Monday.
Under the theme ‘Doctor at Your Doorstep’, and ‘Bringing to you mobile dispensaries for quick medical check-ups and relief’, the programme started with three vehicles sponsored by Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana and supported by the Indian Medical Association and City Hospital. Also, four mobile medical units from the Department of Health and Family Welfare, were flagged off by District Collector C. Kathiravan in the presence of Corporation Commissioner M. Elangovan, City Health Officer P. Murali Shankar and doctors.
Mr. Elangovan told The Hindu that there are 672 active COVID-19 positive cases in the corporation limits of whom 90% are in home isolation. Each mobile team comprising a doctor, a nurse and a staff member, would visit hotspots, where positive cases were reported, and lift samples from the residents and also screen them for fever and other conditions that are associated with COVID-19. Also,