Covid Helpline: Jammu Admn began door-to-door campaign to create awareness

There appears to be no sign of relief from corona curfew in many district across the state, a  massive door-to-door exercise has been started across Jammu to create awareness about COVID helpline and hospitals in the district, as well as to identify COVID-19 patients, officials said on Saturday.

The administration will cover around 16 lakh population of Jammu through this campaign and for this 1380 booth level teams have been constituted which have supervisors, Asha Workers, health works who are visiting door to door.

This team is making people aware of different facilities, where and how to get tested, important numbers like ambulance, hospital, doctors numbers, etc are given and they are also identifying suspected symptomatic cases and arranging their testing.

Deputy Commissioner Jammu Anshul Garg said: "We have started door-to-door exercise has been started 2 days back and it is an attempt to reach out to each of the roughly 4 lakh households in the district and isolate probable positive patients, promote COVID-19 SoPs and lend a helping hand."

He further said that the death rate in Jammu has become a matter of concern and this is an attempt to break the cycle so that there's no late reporting. Deputy Commissioner further said that the teams are giving pamphlets to people, with district COVID helpline numbers, symptomatic people being urged to get tested and they are being told about COVID centres and hospitals.


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