City Police, GCC officials seek ideas from NGOs to create COVID-19 awareness

City Police and Chennai Corporation officials met NGOs on Saturday morning to seek innovative ideas for creating awareness on COVID-19 at Mylapore’s containment zones.

The meeting was held at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on East Mada Street, Mylapore.

Deshmukh Shekhar Sanjay, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Mylapore, S.Nelson (Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) of Mylapore, DCP and ACPs from Triplicane police station, S.Vivekanandan, Assistant Engineer of ward 124, Chennai Corporation and representatives of some 50 NGOs took part in the meet.

Says S. Nelson, ACP, Mylapore Police Station, Kutchery Road, “At the meeting, we sought innovative ideas from the NGOs to create awareness on COVID-19 at containment zones in Mylapore. We also asked them to continue their service of distributing dry rations and essentials for the needy.”

Since the past few days, virus cases have been spiking in Mylapore especially at the congested colonies. “We are finding it very challenging to control virus spread at colonies like Nochikuppam, Nochi Nagar, Kapali Thotam, PNK Garden and Raja Gramini Thotam. Many people are still unaware of the seriousness of the crisis. Hence, we are seeking ideas to create better awareness so the virus spread can be stopped.”

We plan to implement the appropriate ideas in the coming days, he says.

According to the officer, so far, 32 virus cases have been reported at Nochikuppam, 15 at Nochi Nagar, 13 at PNK Garden, 9 at Kabali Thotam, 17 at Raja Gramini Thotam.

NGOs/voluntary organisations are welcome to share their ideas to spread awareness on COVID-19.

The ideas may be mailed at