e-rickshaws to ensure no one takes Covid for a ride

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, April 3

In the larger interest of the public, Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora on Saturday unveiled ‘Every Ward, Every Village Awareness Drive’ to make masses more vigilant in the wake of rising Covid cases. The minister said the awareness messages would be spread at all prominent places of the city and rural areas by 15 e-rickshaws duly fitted with public addressal system.

Arora, said, “It was high time that we became more sensible to contain the spread of Covid. Under the awareness drive, teams of 20 persons in every ward and every village would make people aware of the ill-effects of Covid-19, besides encouraging them not to be complacent while adhering to Covid protocol. The awareness drive has been commenced in the wards of Hoshiarpur from Sunday. It will take place in villages too, said the minister, adding that the elected representatives, social and religious bodies should also come forward to play a pivotal role to ensure its success.”

Dispelling various misconceptions and rumours about the Covid vaccine, Sunder Sham Arora mentioned that CM Captain Amarinder Singh, Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait and he himself, were among the lakhs of people who got themselves vaccinated. He said nearly one lakh beneficiaries had been inoculated so far in the district with 10,000 doses were being administered daily by as many as 100 teams. Apart from health workers, frontline workers, banking sector, schools, colleges and other department are being covered under the inoculation drive. Now, around 73,000 ex-servicemen and their families would also be covered in the coming days.

In a fervent appeal to all political parties, the minister said support and cooperation of the public, all political parties is essential to contain the Covid-19 spread. He urged all political parties to stand in unison to keep the virus at bay by adhering to all safety protocols in letter and spirit.

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