They will work with healthcare workers to manage COVID-19
The Kilpauk Medical College Alumni Association has come up with a project to protect populations in remote villages from COVID-19. The KMC Alulmni COVID Relief Project aims at protecting the population in villages by creating a strong network of trained volunteers and healthcare workers. Residents of villages, who wish to become volunteers, will network with the community to prevent the spread of the infection. The association has planned to adopt 100 villages across the State and 100 doctors will each network with a resident volunteer in the selected villages. The alumni will train resident volunteers besides providing some basic equipment such as thermometers, pulse oxymeters, surgical masks and sanitisers to the villages. “In case someone takes ill with fever, these volunteers will help identify them, and based on the symptoms they would be taught to isolate themselves and then go to a hospital for treatment,” said R. Prasad Manne, association secretary.