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Trichy District Health Department creating awareness of corona among children

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Trichy District Health Department sensitized rescued children under CCRS and child line projects, RC-SEVAI Open Shelter Inmates on corona virus on 13, March in Kalaiaranam premises. Health Department, Trichy had set it up ‘Corona Virus is sensitizing and safe guarding booth’. RC-SEVAI Open Shelter staff members took the residential boys to the booth. Navalpatu Primary Health centre Health Inspector sensitized the boys on the mode of transmission of Corona Virus and the preventive measures to be adopted.

Hand wash by RC-SEVAI OS boys in the Health Booth

The Health Department staff enlightened the open shelter inmates, the importance of adopting standard procedures to minimize the risk of infection like covering the mouth and nose while sneezing and washing hands. ‘Proper Hand wash practice’ was demonstrated by Health  Department staff and RC-SEVAI Open shelter  inmates practiced the proper hand washing to keep the virus away. The officials further enlightened on infection, its incubation period, the importance of staying in isolation and other precautions to be adopted.

The Project Coordinator of RC-SEVAI CCRS Project Ms.Revathy opined that though much is not known about the Corona virus disease dynamics, it is evident that there is human to human transmission and preventive measures become crucial to stop spread of this disease and this  creating awareness among children about preventive interventions will help in preventing, reducing transmission of this disease.

-Govin

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