Beginning Thursday, eligible residents of the Institute of Psychological Well being (IMH) will obtain COVID-19 vaccines at a separate facility on the premises.
There are 900-odd residents on the premises. These aged above 45 shall be vaccinated, based on officers of the institute. With recent infections rising in Chennai, vaccination is being ramped up. As not one of the residents of IMH has been vaccinated to this point, the Better Chennai Company has arrange a vaccination centre on the premises.
“A vaccination centre to cowl our sufferers and healthcare employees has been arrange on the premises. GCC officers have mentioned that the vaccines shall be provided from the chilly chain level. To start out with, 100 doses shall be offered on Thursday,” P. Poorna Chandrika, director of IMH, mentioned.
Prisoners with psychiatric diseases and admitted to the prisoners’ ward would even be vaccinated, she mentioned.
“We are going to begin figuring out the eligible residents, that’s these aged above 45,” she mentioned.
As a part of COVID-19 precautions, IMH has been testing sufferers who’re admitted for therapy each day. “If any of our residents have signs of COVID-19, she or he is straight away examined. All are underneath rigorous monitoring,” she mentioned.