Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 3
Officials at the Community Health Centre in Kalanaur (Gurdaspur) have come up with novel billboards depicting pictorial warnings to convince people to wear masks to check the spread of Covid-19.
The pictorial warning asks people to choose between face mask or oxygen mask as not wearing a face mask would require them to wear an oxygen mask if they catch the infection.
SMO Dr Lakhwinder Singh Athwal said: “We wanted people to realise the gravity of the situation. Wearing a face mask is the simplest way to avoid infection.” He said people should understand that even if they have strong immunity, they would become a cause for posing a life threat to someone, who does not have a strong immunity or has co-morbid conditions.
Block Extension Educator Naveen Kalia said: “We will install more such hoardings with pictorial warnings. A picture is equal to a 1,000 words and the boards are hitting the targeted audience.”
The CHC had earlier come up with a streetplay ‘Tike nal Jit’ (victory with vaccine) which was staged in different villages to encourage people to get vaccinated.
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