Kamalanagar, 7th March, 2020: Today an awareness programme on the threat posed due to outbreak of Coronavirus in many parts of the country was held at CADC Conference Hall, Kamalanagar. The programme was organised by the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Chawngte Pu S. Kaptluanga.
Dr. Rinisha Chakma, Medical Officer, Chawngte CHC as a resource person conducted the programme through a power point presentation.
She spoke about the origin of the virus, how it is highly contagious, its effect around the world and how it has become a public health emergency around the world. She educated about the measure of personal hygiene to be adopted to avoid being contracted, on the importance of hand washing, practicing coughing etiquettes and on how a mask is to be used and its effectiveness.
While stating that with no particular treatment regime available till date she said the need to adopt preventive practices is the most desired option and urged all the participants to educate as many people as possible on how to maintain personal hygiene to avoid contracting the virus.
The programme was attended by heads of institutions, officers, teachers, village council leaders, NGO leaders of Kamalanagar and Chawngte area.