Mar 18, 2021
The Rotary Club of Madras signed an MOU with the Dept. of Public Health and Hygiene, Govt. of Tamilnadu on 17th March 2020, to support and strengthen the Tamilnadu government's vaccination drive. The MOU was signed by Pres. Kapil Chitale and Dr. J. Radhakrishnan IAS, Health Secretary, Tamilnadu in the presence of officials from the Rotary Club of Madras and Govt. of Tamilnadu. The MOU assigns RCM as the Nodal Rotary Club to coordinate Rotary India's assistance to the Govt of Tamilnadu's vaccination drive through its affiliate/sister entities, charitable trusts, fellow Rotary Clubs, and partnering corporates. PP Dr. Gauthamadas has been assigned as the Nodal Officer for Rotary and will directly work with the Joint Director of Immunisation, Tamilnadu to channel Rotary India's efforts. To kick start the partnership RCM will donate two 14 ft refrigerated vaccine trucks, two 8 ft refrigerated vaccine trucks, ten ice lined refrigerators, 10 deep freezers, and 1000 vaccine carriers to the Department of Public Health and Hygiene. The Health Secretary has also agreed to empanel hospitals run by Rotary Clubs and Rotarians in Tamilnadu for the CoVid vaccination drive.