Health Awareness Report on COVID – 19
Krupanidhi College of Nursing in association with Karnataka Pravasi Congress organized an health awareness campaign for construction and migrant labourers in and around the containment zones of Begur road Bommanahalli and Banerghatta road on 31st May 2020.
Agenda of the Programme:
- Create awareness about the control and prevention of COVID – 19 among the construction and migrant labourers
- Distribution of hand sanitizers, masks, groceries, vegetables for identified 50 families as a social responsibility.
The programme started with the inauguration at 10:30 am on 31st May 2020, by Mr.R.K. Ramesh, industrialist and social worker, Bangalore South Constituency and his team members, Mr.Sathyan Puttur, President KPC, Mr. Vinu Thomas, General Secretary, KPC and their team members; gracing the occasion after which health education regarding COVID – 19 – causes, mode of transmission, incubation period, importance of personal hygiene, respiratory hygiene, hand hygiene, importance of use of face mask and hand sanitizers, social distancing was explained to the gathered people by Mr.Avinash.N, Associate Professor & NSS Coordinator, Krupanidhi College of Nursing. The focus was mainly on creating awareness among these people as its of utmost importance during this pandemic. The government has established fever clinics in all the PHC’s under the BBMP jurisdiction to make use of it in case of any minor signs and symptoms was also emphasized. Encouraged them for use of hot water for drinking and advised them to add salt in luke warm water and gargle three to four times a day, to keep oneself safe and healthy. Special care to be taken for the small children and elderly population was also informed to the families gathered there. Almost around 25 families was identified earlier with the help of localities and after the awareness program hand sanitizers, masks, groceries, vegetables packets was handed over to the families as a social responsibility. As the majority of the construction and migrant labourers were from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Hindi language was used to educate them.
After this we again went to two different places, wherein 10 & 15 families was identified in and around the containment zones of Begur, awareness was created to them about the COVID – 19 pandemic in Hindi and Kannada languages, thereby doing our part in the society as a social responsibility and ensuing confidence among those people that we are there to help people who are really in need during this difficult times.
By around 1:30 pm we had visited 50 families altogether, creating health awareness to them about the pandemic and distributed the groceries and vegetable packets along with hand sanitizers and masks.