Thursday, 08 April 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
At a time when a fresh surge is being witnessed in Covid-19 cases, one cannot afford to be complacent. It is essential for all to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and for the eligible citizens to take the Covid vaccine. Experts said this while participating in an online session conducted by the Regional Outreach Bureau, Dehradun which was attended by media persons on Wednesday.
Media ADG from MoHFW, Dr Manisha Verma stressed on the importance of sensitive, fact-based reporting in clearing misconceptions on the virus, disease and vaccine. The director of the Uttarakhand Covid cell Dr SK Gupta said that a sudden rise in Covid numbers could affect health services. Stating that the people have become complacent, he said that making the people alert can help stem the spread of the virus. He stressed that the media should also elicit focus on the need for Covid appropriate behaviour.
National AEFI committee advisor Dr NK Arora said that the vaccine can help in reducing the seriousness and fatality rate of Covid. Stating that India has the capacity to vaccinate 80 lakh people per day, he said that the youths should ensure that older citizens get their required dose of the vaccine.
SP (crime) and Covid cell head, Prakash Chandra said that all eligible citizens should take the vaccine. He also stressed on the need for following Covid appropriate behaviour. Swami Chidanand Saraswati of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance also expressed his views on the occasion.