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Pune to dispatch ‘People’s campaign to halt Covid’ on Oct 16, to raise awareness on preventive measures

With the COVID-19 contamination rate at last demonstrating a descending chart, the specialists are set to sort out a mission so as to make individuals mindful of the preventive measures against Covid. The mission will urge individuals to guard themselves and their city from the COVID-19 transmission.

The mission focusses on instructing individuals on conduct changes and the part they can play to keep the infection under control. The team will be going by Dr Subhash Salunkhe. “The descending pattern of new diseases is a positive sign however this should be supported till the month’s end, when a noteworthy leveling of cases can be enrolled,” he told the Indian Express.

The Pune region by and by has 3.6 lakh Covid-19 cases, of which 2.68 lakh patients have completely recuperated. While a little more than 31,000 cases stay dynamic, there have been 7,056 passings so far due to the infection.

“We have tied up with more than 30-35 NGOs and have been actively working on how to get people to change their behaviour and ensure that they adhere to norms like wearing a mask, sanitising hands and maintaining social distance,” said Dr Salunkhe.

Another individual from the team, Poornima Chikarmane, affirmed that individuals need to comprehend that the infection is digging in for the long haul and they should live with it.

“We have to learn to live with Covid-19 and people need to understand this fact. This is a campaign that cuts across all classes. Be it Swachh workers, domestic workers, bank employees, vendors at the Gultekdi market yard and others, all these messages will be communicated via various platforms,” she said.

While the whole world anticipates a COVID-19 immunization, Dr Samiran Panda, top of the Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases division of the Indian Council of Medical Research said that the best arrangement, for the time being, is conduct change.

“There are indications about a downward trend but we should also take lessons learnt from the Kerala experience, which saw a surge after Onam. With the festive season round the corner, a note of caution needs to be sounded. Vaccine studies are taking an interesting turn, However, presently the best vaccine is behavioural change and taking appropriate intervention measures to contain the spread of Covid-19,” said Dr Panda.

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