Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, Could 27
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday rolled out a brand new initiative, involving youth, to take ahead the state’s Mission Fateh 2.Zero as a part of the ‘Corona Mukt Punjab Abhiyan’ (Covid-free Punjab Marketing campaign), with instructions to kind teams of seven Rural Corona Volunteers (RCVs) per village or municipal ward as a cadre to combat the pandemic.
With the villages extra badly affected within the second wave of Covid, it was essential to drive a powerful marketing campaign for “Corona Mukt Pind”, he mentioned, directing the Division of Sports activities & Youth Affairs and DCs to instantly kind such RCVs to be the torchbearers within the struggle towards the contagion. Present golf equipment may also grow to be RCVs, he mentioned, including that these may work as a strong assist system for the Panchayats and Municipalities within the struggle towards COVID.
Interacting with youth from rural and concrete areas via video conferencing, the Chief Minister mentioned because of the assist of the folks, the variety of instances within the state had come down from round 9,000 to over 4,000 in a matter of about three weeks. However given the impression on rural areas this time, the state of affairs continues to be grave, he mentioned.
The Chief Minister tasked the RCVs with carrying ahead the 3Ts drive (Check, Hint and Deal with), taking good care of poor and aged and connecting them to the Covid Management Rooms and helplines, conducting
Theekri Pehras in all villages, selling Covid applicable behaviour, aiding villagers in accessing ample healthcare, discouraging Quacks, encouraging obtain of COVA App, moreover getting ready and displaying banners and pamphlets.
The youth may play a giant position additionally in countering rumours and false propaganda on social media, he mentioned, including that the state authorities will prolong full assist to them to combat the pandemic “and save Punjab collectively.” He additionally urged the RCVs to unfold consciousness among the many folks in rural areas on the correct protocols to be adopted for Covid therapy, given the unfold of black/white fungus as a result of excessive utilization of steroids.
The Chief Minister introduced that starting at the moment, the Division of Youth Affairs has began distributing 1 Lakh Badges and Four Lakh Automotive Stickers carrying the message “I AM VACCINATED”, and urged the RCVs to encourage folks to flaunt their Vaccination Standing. It is going to show the unfold of our vaccination protection and inspire others too, he added.
As a reward for his or her participation within the struggle towards Corona, each RCV shall be given a Sports activities Package, to be distributed on August 12 (Worldwide Youth Day), mentioned the Chief Minister, directing the Division of Sports activities & Youth Affairs to instantly begin the procurement of 15,000 kits.
Whereas expressing the hope that Mission 2.Zero could be the final battle within the struggle towards Covid, the Chief Minister, nonetheless, underlined the should be ready for a 3rd wave. Drawing an analogy with the Military, he mentioned “the enemy ought to by no means be thought-about weak, and we ought to be ready to combat.”
Expressing concern over vaccine scarcity, the Chief Minister mentioned the state authorities was attempting to obtain vaccines from all attainable sources to fulfill the sudden demand as increasingly more folks had been realizing that this was the one safety towards the pandemic, particularly given the fast-spreading pressure that originated within the UK.