Thoubal: Coalition against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) has conducted an awareness programme on Covid-19, stressing on related taboos and standard protocols for its prevention at Icham Khunou Awang Leikai in Thoubal district on Saturday afternoon. The event which is part of an ongoing series was organised in collaboration with Ningol Club and Icham Khunou Apunba Meira Paibi.
According to reports, special focus was paid on the incidents of ostracization and looking down upon frontline warriors and people under home quarantine by their own neighbours. It was noted that this phenomenon has appeared simultaneously with the rise in community transmission among residents without any travel history and growing apprehension about the situation among the rest of the population. Anectodical references were made about frontline warriors who were prohibited from proceeding further by persons from their respective localities when they return home after performing their duties.
A primary objective of holding the awareness programme was to rectify the negligence among the masses leading to straying from the prescribed guidelines on prevention of the disease.
Hijam Priyokumar, President, CADA; Chungkham Dharani, senior member; Meira Paibi
volunteers and Sophiya Khundongbam, President of Ningol Club, Heirok were the presidium members. On the other hand Vice-President of CADA addressed the meeting as the resource person.
Secretary General of CADA, Thoubal District Committee Sintha Laishram made his observation that the mindset of the people appeared to have become more and more relaxed in direct proportion to the intensification in the growth in the number of infections. He pleaded for discontinuing such misconception and instead to sincerely follow the guidelines on protection from Covid-19 that were passed on by the administration. The infection has become widespread and spread to every locality and lane due to the inability of the people to obey the standard protocol on protection from the disease, he said.
All the attendants of the meeting were presented face masks from the side of CADA.