OMICRON THREAT | Admin, Health Deptt join hands with NGO to educate Bhaderwah villagers

OMICRON THREAT | Admin, Health Deptt join hands with NGO to educate Bhaderwah villagers
In the camp at Songoi 200 villagers, most of them female, were examined and free medicines were distributed among them. [File]Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Bhaderwah: Given the looming threat of the new variant of COVID-19 - Omicorn and its three confirmed cases in Jammu, Additional District Administration Bhaderwah and the Health Department in collaboration with an NGO started an awareness-cum-free medicare facilities campaign in far off villages as a precautionary measure.

The awareness campaign in which besides educating the villagers about how to maintain COVID Appropriate Behavior in the given circumstances, a free medical camp was also organised at SongoiPanchayat, 19 km from Bhaderwah town on Thursday.

A team of doctors from the Health and Medical Education Department along with volunteers of Umar Educational Trust led by ADC BhaderwahRakesh Kumar was primarily aimed to discuss the ways and means on how to tackle the threat of the new variant and to make villagers, especially females a brand ambassador of spreading the message of COVID Appropriate Behavior.

ADC BhaderwahRakesh Kumar said, “After reports of three cases of Omicron variant in Jammu, we took a proactive approach to counter the new threat in advance and reach out to the most difficult and far off areas. Along with the Health Department, we engaged an NGO and started an awareness campaign beside distribution of free medicines, especially immunity boosters.”

In the camp at Songoi 200 villagers, most of them female, were examined and free medicines were distributed among them.

DrBismah from the Health Department examined the patients.

Chairman Umar Education Trust (NGO), MuzamilYazdani said that after the reports of the possible third wave and confirmation of three Omicron cases in Jammu, they were approaching far-off areas to bring awareness among the people about the measures to protect themselves, as they lack medicare facilities.

“Besides educating them about following the CAB, we have conducted a free medical camp and distributed free-of-cost medicines among the villagers,” Yazdani said.

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