CHENNAI: Asian Paints, Sevalaya Aid Victims
Three teams from Asian Paints visited the flood-affected areas on the banks of Adyar River, such as Saidapet, Ramapuram and Porur. The volunteers along with Sevalaya’s staff reached every individual, distributed relief materials in kits to more than 300 families. More than 1,200 people benefitted from the relief supplies. The kits include clothes, 25 kg of rice, biscuits, milk powder, medicines, mosquito coils, etc. To ensure satisfactory distribution, Sevalaya collected data and issued tokens to the intended beneficiaries before doing relief work.
Red Cross Rescued 1,276 People
Indian Red Cross Society Tamil Nadu Branch helped the local administration by deploying experienced Red Cross volunteers and staff who are trained in first aid, disaster management and swimming in the flood-affected areas in rescue and relief operations. They rescued as many as 1,276 flood victims to safer areas/rescue shelters. To facilitate the affected, more than 15,000 food packets were distributed. To ensure that flood victims return to normalcy the IRCS TN has so far distributed relief materials to about 5,000 people throughout the State and had conducted innumerous free medical camps and issued free medicines. Eminent personalities like Kalaippuli S Thanu, president of the Tamil Film Producers Council, Padmashree Vivek and Reverend Father J Jaya Singh, UN Ambassador for World Peace are supporters of the initiative.
Fortis Medical Team Administers TT Injection in T Nagar, Saidapet
The medical team at Fortis Hospitals in Vadapalani has been going around the city administering TT (Tetanus Toxoid) vaccination to all conservation workers. Doxycyclin is also being provided to the workers as a precaution against other water-borne infections. The hospital team has already vaccinated more than 100 workers in Jafferkhanpet and Vadapalani. The team will also be covering other parts of the city like T Nagar, Saidapet, Tambaram, Velachery and Perungudi in the coming days. People have also been provided with prescription medicines free of cost. Earlier the hospital has sent out mobile medical teams to various flood affected parts of the city to conduct preliminary screening to affected people. So far over 1,500 people have been screened in places like Irumbiliyur, Mudichur, Tambaram etc.
Videocon Conducts Free Service Camp for Its Customers
Videocon, a leading indigenous player in the consumer durable segment have announced free service camp for its customer. Consumers can register on Company’s helpline number 04439404040 for free servicing and repair of Videocon products. In its attempt to support Chennai residents to resume regular life after the deluge, Videocon has also announced that if a product is found irreparable then company will offer new product at its manufacturing cost plus taxes.