Jalandhar, September 11,2020: Taking the awareness activities of COVID safety protocols and timely testing to the grassroots level, several teams of the district administration carried out marathon sensitization meetings in the villages and wards of the district under Lok Saanjhedari program and apprised them about the importance of early testing and treatment to save the human lives from novel coronavirus.
The teams told the people that ‘alertness’ is the only vaccine presently to fight the pandemic and if anyone develops a fever or any symptoms and comes into contact of COVID positive person, he or she must contact the doctor immediately and undergo COVID testing.
The team members emphasized that there is a need to give special attention to the elderly or persons with co-morbidities. They also debunked rumours or organ harvesting, profiteering and misinformation regarding Covid and cleared myths.
They said the people must wear protective masks, wash hands frequently and maintain two-yard distance in case they have to venture out of the homes.
Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori under the program, MC ward in the urban region and a village in the rural belt has been divided into small areas.
He said that the separate teams of administration involving Municipal Councillor, Sarpanch, doctor, school teacher, youth or religious leader have been visiting the areas and making the people aware of precautions to be followed for keeping the contagion under check.
He said that community participation is the need of the hour in controlling the spread of the Covid-19 by ensuring primary prevention.
He said that the teams have already been set up by the nodal officers and a detailed program about awareness activities under “Lok Saanjhedari’ has already been chalked out.
Deputy Commissioner solicited fulsome support and cooperation of people for making the program a huge success to wipe out Covid 19 pandemic.