Tamenglong witnesses highest single-day Covid-19 spike with 34 new positive cases

To spread awareness in far flung villages of Tousem sub division of Tamenglong district, medical officers, nursing staff and other paramedical staff of 44 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 22 Sector Assam Rifles /IGAR(E) conducted a COVID awareness programme.


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Tamenglong district in Manipur on Saturday witnessed its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with the detection of 34 more positive cases

The total number of COVID-19 active cases surged to 105, including seven patients from other districts. Only three positive cases recovered on Saturday.

Meanwhile, to spread awareness in far flung villages of Tousem sub division of Tamenglong district, medical officers, nursing staff and other paramedical staff of 44 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 22 Sector Assam Rifles /IGAR(E) conducted a COVID awareness programme.

During the awareness programme, the unit displayed vehicle mounted posters aiming at spreading awareness about the importance of Covid vaccination and following Covid appropriate behaviours, the 44 Assam Rifles adjutant said.

The vehicle passed through various villages from Mandu, Kadhihang and Aben in its endeavour to reach out to the society even better than before, he said.

The main objective of the awareness programme included providing prompt, simple and focused communication on vaccine safety and timelines; ensuring understanding of importance of vaccination and building public confidence on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, he mentioned.

He informed that the audio message in local language and parodies of Hindi songs was also played to attract the attention of all residents of the villages. 

Covid care Helpline Numbers were also displayed for wider publicity of the same, he said, adding these helpline numbers 9862053455, 03877267227 are operational 24x7 for anyone needing help. 

The medical staff of the unit urged the public to not pay heed to rumours and get vaccinated at the earliest.

First Published:May 29, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

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