Dimapur, August 31: A 1-day sensitization meeting cum anti stigma and discrimination on COVID-19 was held on August 30 at Govt. High School, Akuluto.
Briefing the meeting, Dr Nukshisangla Jamir, DPO(RCH &UIP) spoke on the importance of vaccination and elaborated that if we fail t o vaccinate our children, vaccine preventable diseases will be prevalent again in the society. She said that children are our future generation and encouraged everyone to be responsible and motivates to take vaccine on time.
Dr K Akaho Sema, Dy. CMO, Zunheboto said, “Let’s be kind to each other and help stop the spread of coronavirus. Let’s support our family, friends, neighbours and frontline responders in the fight against COVID-19.”
He said the only weapon to fight COVID-19 is by wearing mask, proper hand washing and social distancing. He stressed that the level of stigma associated with COVID-19 is based on three main factors: it is a disease that’s new and for which there are still many unknowns; we are often afraid of the unknown; and it is easy to associate that fear with ‘others’. He said that it is understandable that there is confusion, anxiety, and fear among the public and sought public cooperation, saying corona is here to stay with us and we’ve to learn to live with it.
The meeting was attended by administration, police, GBs, STH, students’ union, Church leaders and town council.
Hosheto Awomi, GB, chaired the meeting, and vote of thanks was delivered by Vikavi Assumi, convener, Task Force, Akuluto. (Page News Service)