Chennai Corporation’s special nodal officer Radhakrishnan launches slum outreach program at Nochikuppam

To contain the virus spread at congested colonies, Chennai Corporation’s special nodal officer J. Radhakrishnan along with senior Chennai Corporation officials launched a slum outreach program at Nochikuppam on Saturday.

As of today, Nochikuppam, a TNSCB (Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board) tenement off Loop Road in Marina has reported over 32 virus-positive cases.

To carry out the program, the officials have collaborated with over 50 NGOs to create COVID-19 awareness and reach out to the slums, where a number of virus-positive cases have been reported.

Said a police officer who was at the launch, “We distributed masks and the Corporation’s special nodal officer Radhakrishnan spoke to the residents of Nochikuppam to create awareness on COVID-19.”

From now on, the NGOs will be distributing masks, hand sanitizers, herbal concoctions, and dry rations
to slum dwellers at regular intervals, he said.

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