COVID vaccination awareness programme held at Ukhrul to curb hesitancy, misinformation

By FrontierManipur | Published On 18th Jul, 2021, 10:17 GMT+0530

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TKL raised concern that there has been a lot of vaccine hesitancy within the community due to misconception and anti-vaccine propaganda being rolled out in social media platforms.

TFM Ukhrul Correspondent

A Free Vaccination-cum-Awareness Programme was organised at Tashar Village in Ukhrul on Sunday by the Covid-19 Awareness and Enforcement Committee of 44/AC Ukhrul in collaboration with the Tashar Katamnao Long (TKL).

Around 150 people from all ages of Tashar village participated in the programme in which about 71 people got inoculated, TKL said in a release.

“Ever since the emergence of COVID -19 in the state, fear and pressure have been mounting on mental health of the people which includes monetary problems, shortage of food items, loss of near and dear ones, worry of student’s career and loss of jobs among various others”. 

Symptoms of anxiety, fear, despair, sadness, depression, sleep disorder, emptiness etc, are widespread that ultimately affect the mental health of the people, TKL added.

TKL also raised concern that there has been a lot of vaccine hesitancy within the community due to misconception and anti-vaccine propaganda being rolled out in social media platforms. It is obvious that misinformation has taken a deep root in the society which dispenses fear and despondency. Purposely to curb and mitigate all the hesitancy, misinformation, rumours, a Free Vaccination cum Awareness Programme was organised today, it added.

TKL showed gratitude to the Covid – 19 Awareness and Enforcement Committee of 44/AC Ukhrul, especially MLA Alfred Kanngam Arthur under whose chairmanship the committee is making all out efforts to bring hope and succour in the environment of despondency and fear.

“We also sincerely thank the Medical Team members including doctors, nurses and para medical staff who gave precedence to their duty for humanity over their personal interest during these dark days of pandemic,” it added.

The programme was attended by Christian Home, Ukhrul SDO, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff.

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