SRINAGAR:-Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Indian Army organised a COVID-19 awareness programme at Pahnoo village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The initiative was aimed at creating awareness among the people in remote regions regarding the COVID-19 symptoms and protective measures to stem the tide of the pandemic. During the programme, informative lectures were conducted by the Army doctors over the common symptoms, preventive measures, and management of a COVID infected patient.
The awareness was followed by medical camp where medicines ,sanitizers and masks were distributed among the people of adjacent villiages.
“The COVID appropriate behaviours should be followed and be a part of COVID vaccination drive. Vaccines reduce the chance of severe infection,” The Army doctor said.
It is pertinent to mention here that Shopian is the only district with 97 percent Vaccination done to the population above 45 years of age.
The people participating in the awareness programme hailed the Indian Army for this initiative.