Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 1
Students of Khalsa College of Nursing (KCN) on Wednesday launched an awareness campaign against coronavirus. They, while staying at home, connected online and got united through social media groups and jointly put posters and graffiti in front of their homes and on social media to make the general public aware about the deadly disease.
KCN Principal Dr Kamaljit Kaur said the final year students guided by their teachers, including Prof Yashpreet Kaur, took the initiative to spread awareness about how important it was to stay indoors and adopt social distancing in the present emergency scenario.
“As a duty to serve the public, students have come up with an online campaign to educate people about the disease and combat it by encouraging them to stay indoors. Despite the government advisory, some are still not taking it seriously. It becomes imperative to run as many awareness campaigns as possible,” she said.
She said the students of B.Sc third year took part in the drive, in which they installed already prepared posters in streets, that had information about taking precautions to ward off the disease and changing lifestyle, keeping high spirits and strong willpower, exercising while staying indoors and dietary plans.
“The drive also focused on how preliminary precautions are a must as there is no treatment of coronavirus and it is also important to detect dry cough, flu and fever early,” she said, adding that students were regularly in touch with their teachers due to the ongoing online e-classes programme under way by the college.
Staff salaries to be released on time
Khalsa College Governing Council, secretary, Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, said the salaries of all staff in 19 educational institutions were being released. He said the Principal offices were already preparing the salaries, which would be released in the next two-three days as the banks will open on April 3.
Chhina said the staff, especially Class IV, need not worry at all because as per the government orders, they would be treated on duty during the closure of the institutions due to the lockdown and curfew in the state. “It is a difficult time when the poorer sections and employees are finding it difficult to make two ends meet. The salaries are being released directly in the bank accounts of employees.”
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