Community dissemination on preventive measures at Bhandari

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/18/2020 1:42:53 PM IST

Community cadres of Suphayan and Hayiyan villages under Bhandari block, Wokha, disseminated to the community on taking preventive measures to curb and contain the spread of COVID-19.

A press release from NSRLM Bhandari block, Wokha, area coordinator (SISD) Chichanthung Shitiri stated that, the cadres cascaded Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for training along with several bulletins and pamphlets to the SHG members. Kumchelan VLO, president of the Suphayan village, conducted and presided over separate awareness sessions-cum-trainings on COVID-19 prevention that comprised of non-SHGs members and vulnerable groups such as the migrant workers. 

Area coordinators actively gave awareness sessions by translating the messages received in the form of pamphlets from MORD, by literally translating the messages from script to audio format for easier dissemination via WhatsApp and other social media platforms. 

Area coordinators also conducted virtual sessions to community cadres, using online platform. These sessions included a live or recorded online awareness sessions on various topics.

DBAA Wokha: Don Bosco Alumni Association (DBAA) Wokha unit provided essential food items to returnees staying at the quarantine centres on June 17 under the theme, “Mission Humanity”. 

According to DIPR report, the association also donated cash amount of Rs. 30,000/- (thirty thousand) each for Bhandari quarantine centre and Sanis quarantine centre, Rs. 20,000/- (twenty thousand) for the health care workers, Rs. 20, 000/- (twenty thousand) each for the Police personnel and SDRF (Home Guards) and Rs. 5000/- (five thousand) for the caretakers COVID kitchen. The cash amount was handed over to the deputy commissioner, SP and chief medical officer.

Deputy commissioner, Wokha Orenthung Lotha, expressed gratitude to the DBS alumni association for the contribution extended towards the frontline workers during such time of crisis. 

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