Don Bosco Anbu Illam - Greater Chennai Corporation – COVID 19 Community Intervention Program (CIP)
CIP is being implemented through Outreach Workers and Field Supervisors by reaching out to households and families from 5 zones being allotted to DBAI to identify the vulnerable group and people who are vulnerable to COVID19. The major aim of this program is to implement intervention program in selected high density areas of DBAI Intervention areas and so to cover the Urban Primary Health Centers population in bringing a behavioral change in the people and to stop the community spread through Information Education Communication, conducting fever clinics in the area and referring the Symptomatic patients to the UPHC for treatment. The vulnerable and symptomatic people are referred to the primary health centres for testing and once tested positive, the out reach workers assist them to be admitted in hospital or covid care centre.
The program is implemented in collaboration with greater Chennai corporation. We have been allotted 194 staff members to implement this program. Around 92 NGOs in Chennai, Don Bosco Anbu Illam is one of the NGOs working in multiple Zones along with 5 other NGOs.
We covered areas such as Thangal, New washermenpet, Elango nagar, Santhome, Triplicane, Kodambakkam, Jhaferkhanpet, Kannagi nagar and Ghandi Nagar from 5 different Zones such 1,4,9,10 and 15 with 12 divisions in Chennai reaching out to 25,700 families.