The police personnel of 6th Meghalaya Police Battalion at Umran have been conducting ‘Awareness and Behavioural Change’ campaign in the surrounding villages of the battalion headquarters to combat the Covid19 pandemic.

The ‘Awareness & Behavioral Change’ campaign was started by the 6th Meghalaya Police battalion on April 21, 2021 in Umran Niangbyrnai village.

The Commandant of 6th Meghalaya Police battalion, Lakador Syiem said, “In view of the surge in Covid19 in the state and as directed by the state police headquarters, our health and hygiene committee members started the ‘Awareness & Behavioural Change’ campaign on April 21, 2021 from Umran Niangbyrnai village.”

“Our personnel are going ‘beyond the call of duty’ to create awareness and remind the public about the pandemic as people seem to have forgotten the SOPs and Covid-appropriate behaviour,” Syiem said.

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The police officer also said as requested by the deputy commissioner, they have encouraged the people, who are above 45 years of age to avail the vaccination drive against Covid19 in the nearest health centres.

In addition to talks by the paramedical staff, audio messages, posters, pamphlets, provided by the district medial health officer (DMHO) of Ri Bhoi district were also distributed to the public.

The places covered so far by this campaign include Umran Niangbyrnai, Lumkeni, Nongdewsaw, Mardon Mawtari, Mardon Nongbah, Umksih, SOS children’s village, Lad Umsaw, Umiam, Umtasor, Kynjoin Umran, Mawiapbang, Maweitnar, Umtasor Nongjyrmie.

Villages in and around the battalion headquarters will be covered during the ‘Awareness & Behavioural Change’ campaign in the coming days, Syiem informed.

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