How has Chennai handled the outbreak of novel coronavirus so far? What does it say about the nature of our cities? A piece in Tamil by Vadivu Mahendran that delves into the various aspects of the outbreak.
While talk about the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 is dominating conversation everywhere, a lot more needs to be done to contain the spread of the disease in India. And as citizens, we must do our bit.
Even as Tamil Nadu reported only one positive case of novel Coronavirus since the emergence of the disease within India, which has since been eradicated, questions remain about the manner in which testing is being done and whether it is enough to rule out community spread. What are experts saying?
Many Indian cities have closed schools and cancelled large gatherings as precaution against the coronavirus. But life in Chennai seems to be going on as normal. Read the Tamil translation of our photo-essay on how Chennai is coping with the pandemic scare.
Though Tamil Nadu has had only one reported Corona virus case so far, the city government, authorities and individuals must all take the needed measures to prevent the spread of the disease. How well prepared is Chennai today? A reality check by Citizen Matters Chennai.
Many of Chennai’s government hospitals find themselves under pressure, as their mortuaries fill up with unclaimed dead bodies, waiting to be identified. What causes the problem and how can one find humane solutions to it?
Dr Ravi Kannan left a successful career and a comfortable life in Chennai to move to a remote area near Silchar, to treat thousands of underserved cancer patients. A personal tribute to his remarkable journey, as Chennai celebrates his Padmashri award.
The good news, first: New HIV cases recorded in Chennai have steadily decreased over the past six years. The bad news: Taking intervention efforts to the ones who need it the most remains very difficult. As we approach World AIDS Day, a look at the scenario in the city.
Are you aware that on the afternoon of Nov 7th, the Air Quality Index (AQI) level in Velachery stood at 271, only marginally better than Delhi’s (282) at the same time? Both data from monitors and snapshots from different areas in the city show why we need urgent action on air pollution.
On which route will you find Chennai’s first electric bus? What can the Aadhaar Seva Kendra help you with? And what is Chennai Metro’s latest initiative for its commuters? Catch all this and more in this weekly recap of news.
Chennai NGO Thozan, in collaboration with 108 ambulance services, conducted an awareness campaign in 73 city parks recently, with an aim to spread awareness on road safety among citizens. Here are some of the most important takeaways.
Human milk banks store excess milk from lactating mothers and give them to others who have problems breastfeeding their infants. But ignorance and misconceptions prevent this facility from functioning optimally. Here’s what neonatologists have to say.