Chandigarh

UT CHANDIGARH TO LAUNCH COVID-19 AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: RAJIV TEWARI

October 09, 2020 04:51 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Behavioural change is critical for the success of Jan Andolan on COVID-19 appropriate behaviour said Shri Ashish Goyal, Director (North-West Region), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India. He was briefing the participants during a webinar on COVID-19 appropriate behaviour organised today.

Informing the participants, Shri Goyal said with key messages of “wear mask, follow physical distancing, maintain hand hygiene”; a concerted action plan will be implemented by the Central Government Ministries/Departments and State Governments to ensure people’s participation.

Shri Rajiv Tewari, Director Public Relations (DPR), Chandigarh while briefing the participants said UT Chandigarh willbe launching a COVID-19 awareness campaign. He appreciated the efforts of Anganwadi and ASHA workers and said they are critical stakeholders in this Jan Andolan.

Dr. PVM Laxmi from Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER Chandigarh said Grass-root level workers like Anganwadi/ASHA workers will play an important role in nudging the people towards bringing about a behavioural change in order combat COVID-19. She explained the participants about following basic instructions like wearing a mask, maintaining safe distancing and practicing hand hygiene.

Dr. PVM Laxmi from Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER Chandigarh said Grass-root level workers like Anganwadi/ASHA workers will play an important role in nudging the people towards bringing about a behavioural change in order combat COVID-19. She explained the participants about following basic instructions like wearing a mask, maintaining safe distancing and practicing hand hygiene.

Shri Anuj Chandak, Deputy Director, Regional Outreach Bureau (RoB), Chandigarh moderated the webinar and presented a vote of thanks to all the participants. Officials of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting from Chandigarh regionparticipated in the webinar.

ASHA and Anganwadi workers from the region also participated in the virtual meet where they dwelled on issues and challenges they have to faceduring their field activities.  The webinar was organised by Press Information Bureau and Regional Outreach Bureau, Chandigarh, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India. 

 
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