Face or oxygen mask? Choice is yours

Catchy billboards with pictorial warning installed in Kalanaur

Face or oxygen mask? Choice is yours

Billboards with pictorial warning installed in Kalanaur to convince people to wear face masks. Tribune photo

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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