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Awareness rallies on COVID-19 organized
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An awareness rally on COVID-19 being taken out in North Lakhimpur on Wednesday. – Photo: Farhana Ahmed
 NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Sept 23 - A COVID-19 awareness rally was organized in North Lakhimpur today by District Health Society, Lakhimpur. The rally was flagged off by the Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur Dr Jeevan B. The rally which started from the office of the Joint Director of Health, Lakhimpur was preceded by the release of a booklet Junj Coronar Biruddhe for creating awareness among the public. It was released by Deputy Commissioner Dr Jeevan in presence of Joint Director of Health, Lakhimpur, Dr Mahendra Das, Sub Divisional Medical and Health Officer, Dr HK Dutta, District Project Officer, Non-Communicable Disease, Dr Udayan Bordoloi and officials from National Health Mission.

 Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Dr Jeevan B said that the booklet contained all necessary information about COVID-19 and its treatment and added that it would be distributed to every home in the district by health workers. The COVID-19 awareness rally was participated by district health department, social welfare society, DIPRO, NHM staff, ASHA and Anganwadi workers.

Our Correspondent from Barpeta adds: Deputy Commissioner of Barpeta Munindra Sarma has urged the AASHA workers of the district to put up a strong fight against the pandemic.

Inaugurating an awareness procession on Wednesday morning here, Sarma said that Barpeta district is very fortunate to witness the declining trend in COVID-19 cases for the last few days. Applauding the role of health workers in their fight against the virus, the Deputy Commissioner stated that AASHA workers can play a pivotal role in preventing it through creating awareness among the masses.

The inaugural function, which was anchored by officer of the Health Department Amirul Islam, was also briefed by Additional Deputy Commissioner Sabyashashi Kashyap, Joint Director of Health Dr Tirthanath Sarma, and District Information and Public Relation Officer Bikash Sarma.

As informed by the DIPRO, 74,670 tests have been conducted in the district till September 22 and 3,575 persons have been found positive, out which 170 are still active.

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