Assam government on Wednesday launched a massive COVID-19 awareness campaign named, “Jono Jagaron” with special focus on vulnerable section to the disease, such as elderly people of the state.
The campaign was launched in every districts that besides raising awareness also plans on carry out more than two lakh tests in three days starting from September 28.
The vulnerable group of population – elderly, person with comorbidity issues, child less than 10 years of age and pregnant women — will be the special focus in this awareness campaign.
Different channels of reaching the last household of the community (NGO, Orunodoi Sayahok, Sayahika, SHG members, VHSNC, Mahila Arogya Samiti members) other than village level health care providers (ANM, MPW, ASHA, Surveillance worker) will be optimally taken so that concerted effort can be put in place for generating mass awareness.
During testing, one, who will be found positive will be traced by another testing of 10 persons (family members and very close persons of the family) and another 10 persons from his/her work place or as identified buy him/her. Thus, total 20 person will be traced and tested and treated, as per need.
Principal Secretary (Health) Samir Sinha said that he is hopeful that the mass awareness campaign will result in a sharp increase in voluntary testing followed by adhering to safety protocols at home, workplace, market place and at different social institutions.
Similarly, in Dibrugarh the rally was flagged off by Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha from the premises of DC’s Office, Dibrugarh in presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner Dipu Kumar Deka, Joint Director of Health Services, Dibrugarh Dr. Navajyoti Gogoi and other health department and NHM officials.