Chennai: In order to maintain social distancing, Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has arranged a facility to bring medical assistance to home for needy people.
According to the officials, it was launched so that people can alert the corporation authorities on details of the people who required medical assistance.
The concerned zonal officers will send the health workers to their home and doctors will be made available through phone. People can directly contact through phone or Whatsapp. The help will be brought to their doorstep.
This facility is now made available by the GCC to the public a couple of days after it launched a quarantine monitoring application.
Sudha Raman, a government employee, said “ The other day a friend called me to seek advice on travel with his sick pregnant wife. I had asked to call the GCC call centre.”
Following this, they got a doctor consultation made available over phone. Medical team visited home and they followed up the case later as well.
“Due to the intervention of GCC, the travel plan was avoided”, she said.
People can contact helpline numbers: 04425384520, 04446122300...