A ‘dose’ to convince people for Covid vax

A ‘dose’ to convince people for Covid vax

Tribune News Service

Gurdaspur, April 7

‘Teeke Naal Jit’ (victory with vaccine), an informative short play about the importance of vaccination drive being run by Health and Family Welfare Department against Covid-19 was staged at the villages of block Kalanaur of district Gurdaspur on Wednesday.

The health authorities stated that the motive behind staging the play is to clear all misconceptions among people regarding the ongoing vaccination drive. The play has been directed by Senior Medical Officer, Kalanaur, Dr Lakhwinder Singh Athwal and scripted by Block Extension Educator (BEE), Naveen Kalia.

The officials have decided to choose the artists for the play from among the rural residents and peer educators (sathiyas), who are part of Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakaram (RKSK).

Dr Athwal said: “We are taking every action to promote vaccination in the block and as such we are using the medium of art as a tool for motivating people.” He said that people under the influence of rumours being spread on social media have developed many misconceptions, which need to be addressed at the earliest.

BEE Naveen Kalia shared, “The play is about a local boy who promotes vaccination despite opposition from some of his friend.” He manages to convince rural residents to stay away from rumours by providing them with authentic information.”

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