The National Health Mission (NHM) Assam and state health department in collaboration with LEHS | WISH and the Assamese film fraternity have organized an awareness campaign to mobilize the masses to get themselves vaccinated against Covid-19.
The Covid-19 vaccination campaign was in the state at the Jyoti Chitraban Studio in Guwahati in Assam on Monday.
Inaugurating the campaign, NHM Assam executive director Manoj Kumar Choudhury said that vaccination plays a pivotal role in combating Covid-19.
“The film fraternity can sensitize the public to eradicate the stigma and misconception surrounding Covid-19 vaccines and create awareness on preventive measures and benefits of the vaccine,” Choudhury said.
Raju Tamang, state head of LEHS | WISH said, “The film fraternity and artistes are important ambassadors of the Covid-19 vaccination programme as they have a huge fan following in the community.”
“The Assamese film fraternity can pledge to sensitize our community against stigma and other social barriers,” Hitesh Barua president FFA, a renowned health entrepreneur and singer.
Director of Assam health services Munindra Ngatey said that vaccination is the only weapon we hold against the surging positive cases and people should go out in large numbers to get vaccinated.
“Even healthcare and frontline workers were initially reluctant in getting vaccinated and this campaign will help convince people,” said Ngatey said.
A wall-sticker portraying Covid-19 champions was handed over to all those who got vaccinated.
A Covid-19 vaccination camp was also held at the Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio, where around 100 members of the film fraternity along with officials of Jyoti Chitraban Studio were vaccinated.