CHENNAI, (Smart Cities News): On Friday, on the 6th anniversary of smart cities mission central government announced Covid-19 innovation award and that award has been given to Chennai as the Civic Body established 19 tele-counseling centers at zones and headquarters with 17 medical officers, 80 volunteers, psychologists and counselors and another 200 volunteers working from home.
Also, the Chennai Corporation introduced three mobile applications namely Corona monitoring, Home Quarantine, and Isolation Management System (HQIMS) and VIDMED for COVID-19 patients to upload details, receive test results and trace contacts. The Apps helped in curbing the spread, the award reference read.
The reference also pointed out the fever clinics conducted by the city body across the city. Apart from the ‘COVID-19 Innovation Award’, the Chennai Corporation also won an award under the Urban Environment category for implementing the restoration of water body’s project. Of the 210 water bodies taken up for the restoration works, 63 water bodies are being restored. The remaining water bodies will be restored under Chennai Mega City Development Fund, coordination of Non Governmental Organizations and CSR funds.