Create awareness on COVID-19 among masses: Governor Mishra to principals
Roles of individuals, NGOs, NSS volunteers during the first wave of the pandec lauded
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor has urged the principals of colleges to be force multipliers by reaching out to the masses in creating awareness for their safety against the battle against COVID-19, the SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and the need for vaccination. He mades this appeal also to the NSS (National Service Scheme) volunteers.
Interacting with the principals and NSS volunteers virtually, the Governor exhorted them to assist those who cannot go for vaccination by themselves, including the non-literate and old people. He also asked those involved in helping people in getting Coronavirus treatment to make the masses aware of the resources available to get vaccination, ensure the use of facemasks to save themselves and others and lead the society and the people in creating 'micro containment zones', even if a single positive case is reported. He added that the 'micro containment zones' are vital components to fight the virus.
Mishra also called upon the volunteers to assist the Health Department and the district administrations to implement the five-fold strategy of 'Testing, Tracing, Treatment, COVID-appropriate Behaviour and Vaccination'. He pointed out that the Centre is arranging vaccination for everyone, above the age of 18, from May 1.
"Leading members of the society, NGOs (Non-GovernmentOrganisations) and NSS have to motivate every member of the society to get vaccinated," he stressed.
Impressed by the good work done by the colleges and NSS volunteers during the first wave of COVID pandemic, the Governor said that the positive, active and promotional attitude of the volunteers is the strongest shield against Coronavirus. Commending them for their good input, positivity, and genuine concern for the people, he said that their role is very important for the society.
The Governor emphasised on individual action by the people in the distribution of facemasks, counselling of the affected persons and their family, as well as ensuring that others also adhere to COVID-related SOPs, informed a Raj Bhawancommunique.