Udupi district administration to launch 'My Family My Responsibility' Covid awareness campaign


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Oct 16: "The district administration plans to launch 'My Family My Responsibility' a public outreach campaign aimed at reaching out to the whole population of Udupi to sensitise them regarding effects of COVID among senior citizens and vulnerable groups," said deputy commissioner (DC) G Jagadeesha.

Speaking at a press meet held at Dr V S Acharya hall, zilla panchayat here on Friday, October 16, the DC said, "The campaign is to create awareness among each family member under IC activities. Majority of people above 60 years of age have succumbed to the coronavirus infection. The health warriors ASHA workers, PDO, will visit every house and attach a campaign sticker on the wall and will obtain a signature from family members which will imply that he/she took an oath of protecting their family and that it is their responsibility. The campaign will be launched by the district judge on October 17."



The district administration also urged the teachers to create awareness regarding coronavirus for five minutes during online classes. On topics like wearing of face masks, practising social distancing, following good hygiene etc. The DC will decide the topic every day and the DDPI has been given directions on the same.

A committee has been formed at the district level and action plan has been also prepared. Over Rs 13 lac had been collected in the form of fine from people who were found without face masks. The SP, police stations, PDOs have been instructed to work on it even more aggressively.

"The coronavirus situation in Udupi is much better than earlier. The condition has improved concerning the availability of ICU and ventilators beds. Around 2 lac people have been infected with coronavirus in Udupi. The Covid positive rate is gradually decreasing. 25% to 35% positive cases were reported in August, the rate has declined to 20% in September and 10% in October, which is a good sign," said the DC.

"The health department has tested 1,16,268 persons on average of 10 lac people in Udupi. The total fatality rate in Udupi is below 0.5% (0.83 average) It has not reached above 1%. Meanwhile, the Covid fatality rate in India is 1.6%," he added.

Speaking on the errors in the voter list, DC Jagadeesha stated that the Election Commission is an independent body and the allegations made by the Congress leader were baseless.

Y Naveen Bhat, CEO, zilla panchayat Udupi, Sudhir Chandra Sooda, DHO, Dr Prashanth Bhat district Covid nodal officer were present.

 

 

 

  

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  • Richard Thomas, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    My Garbage My Responsibility was already a flop
    and one can see garbage every where, since those
    responsible in the Municipality are simply sitting in
    their office meeting people with vested interests.
    They never get out to see the pile of garbage on the
    sides of the pavements gathered on the Bannnje Road
    for example and as well as the Malpe Beach. Who will
    remove this collected garbage?

    People in Udupi town - if only this DC could go out like
    a simple citizen alone and quietly by himself at 5pm by
    himself, to the City Bus Stand and Service Bus Stand and
    to the Vegetable/Fruit market, and around all shops located
    in Udupi town only, then only he will realize how many people
    really care about safety and spread, and how little they care
    about wearing a mask or keep a social distance or sanitizing,
    Let him start with the buses itself - which are packed although
    they raised the fares to operate on 50% basis only.

    Curfew and Lockdown system were the best for those pack of
    people, especially those labour class who crowd by the thousands
    near public places such as the City Bus Stand and the many Booze
    joints located all around . These booze joints must be shut for good.
    They are a curse to these poor class people who waste all their hard
    earned income getting drunk! The police authorities are never seen.

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