AP to launch mass awareness campaign on COVID 19

By Gopal.T Jun. 08, 2020, 08:52 pm IST
AP to launch mass awareness campaign on COVID 19

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has instructed the officials to take up mass awareness programme on COVID 19 and asked them to review the classification of clusters.

During a review meeting here on Monday, the Chief Minister said that a mass awareness programme should be undertaken on the safety measures and how to approach for tests and when in doubt using the helpline 14410 and 104 without feeling any guilt or stigma.

The mass propaganda should be carried out though media advertisements which depict how to handle the situation and should aim at dusting out the fear among people on COVID 19. The publicity should be stepped up in the coming two to three weeks, he said adding that the help of ANMs, Asha workers and village volunteers should be taken in this regard.
The officials have given the details and data on COVID 19 cases, recoveries and deaths worldwide during the past one week.

They have also given the district wise details of the positive rate, mortality rate, number of tests conducted and cases registered. They have explained in details the hotspots, and reasons for spike in cases in the districts.

In the 71 centres of all the 13 districts there are 15,614 beds available and as of now 4,54,030 samples were collected of which 4,659 were proved positive, they said.

When the Chief Minister enquired about the movement of people through interstate borders, the officials have said that they have been concentrating on people coming from six states.

The Chief Minister said that those coming from other states should not be waiting for more time at the border points and asked the officials to take necessary action to this effect.

He also asked the officials to pay special attention to ward and village clinics that would be coming up soon.

Minister for Medical and Health Alla Nani, Chief Secretary Neelam Sawhney, DGP Goutham Sawang, Special Chief Secretary Medical and Health Jawahar Reddy and other officials attended the meeting.

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