‘Masks for West Siang’ campaign launched

AALO, Apr 11: ‘Masks for West Siang’ campaign was launched here by Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan on Saturday.
Initiated by the district unit of the Arunachal Pradesh Doctors’ Association (APDA), the campaign aims to provide masks to everyone in the district.
Highlighting the importance and the proper way of using masks, DSO, Dr Jombom Kato, urged the people to make a habit of wearing masks in public places.
Dr Kato also stressed on routing homemade masks through the health department, so that sterilization of the masks can be ensured before use.
DMO, Dr Moli Riba, said wearing masks is essential, and that “doctors who are giving 100 percent effort despite lack of manpower and other facilities would be a little hesitant to treat patients without masks in an endemic situation.”
The DC informed that an advisory on compulsory use of masks will soon be issued. She also called for creating awareness against random spitting.
ATPWDS chairman Kento Ete, who also made a donation to the health department on the occasion, encouraged NGOs of the district to aid in the fight against Covid-19.
APDA general secretary, Dr Olen Tatak, thanked the philanthropists involved in supporting the doctors through donations in the form of cash and homemade masks.
Several NGOs, SHGs and individuals have donated masks to the APDA for distribution. (DIPRO)