Covid-19 rescue awareness campaign started in Kangra district
Isolation kits have also been prepared through district administration
Dharamshala: Deputy Commissioner Kangra Rakesh Prajapati said that an awareness campaign for the public is being conducted in Kangra district till 31 October to prevent the spread of Covid-19. On Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Prajapati launched an awareness campaign and said that In this period people will be made aware about the correct use of the masks, hand hygiene and ensuring compliance of two yards distancing and to motivate them to get the test done at the nearest flu centre if symptoms appear. He added that the public will be educated about home quarantine and isolation rules and to teach them to take extra care of the elder citizens and the people suffering from other diseases .
Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Prajapati said, “ Home isolation kits have also been prepared for those people who are put on home isolation if tests positive, which include oximeter, essential medicines and necessary guidelines. A control room has already been set up at the district headquarters regarding Covid-19 having toll-free number 1077.”
Prajapati added that the testing facility has also been expanded in Kangra district, now the district has 20 sample collection centres with a testing facility of around 1200 tests a day.
Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Prajapati said, “A plan has also been prepared to conduct Covid tests of all employees and officers of all government offices, along with tests of employees posted in hotels of the district . Another plan is being prepared to conduct Covid tests of teachers and students in schools to prevent the spread of covid infection at any stage.”
He urged people to get themselves tested for Covid on their own at the nearest flu center , in case of any minor symptoms of cold, cough, fever etc.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gurdarshan was also present at the occasion.