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CMO Zunheboto organises sensitisation programme

By EMN Updated: Aug 21, 2020 11:45 pm
Dr. K Akaho Sema speaks at the one-day sensitisation meeting-cum-anti stigma and discrimination on Covid-19 at VDB hall, Zunheboto, on August 13.

Dimapur, Aug. 21 (EMN): Office of the chief medical officer (CMO), Zunheboto, organised a one-day sensitisation meeting-cum-anti stigma and discrimination on Covid-19, on August 13 and the 19th at VDB hall, Zunheboto, and Satakha town respectively.

Speaking at the programme, the resource person and deputy CMO, Zunheboto, Dr. K Akaho Sema called upon the public to be kind to each other and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

“Let’s support our family, friends, neighbours and frontline responders in the fight against Covid-19. We all have a role to play in protecting the physical and mental health of ourselves and others during the Covid-19 outbreak,” Sema stated.

According to him, the only weapon to fight the disease is by wearing mask, proper hand washing and social distancing.

He also stressed that the level of stigma associated with Covid-19 is based on three main factors: it is a disease that’s new and for which there are still many unknowns; we are often afraid of the unknown; and it is easy to associate that fear with others.

While acknowledging that there is confusion, anxiety, and fear among the public, he sought public co-operation by saying, ‘corona is here to stay with us and we’ve to learn to live with it.’

The meeting was attended by town GBs, colony council chairmen, secretaries in Zunheboto town, while at Satakha it was attended by the administration, GBs, STH, students union, church leaders and town council members.

ADC, Satakha, TL Kiusumong Tikhir chaired the meeting while Rev. Kughato Chophy, pastor of STBC, invoked God’s blessings.

By EMN Updated: Aug 21, 2020 11:45:00 pm