APDA Launches ”Masks for West Siang” Campaign.

Publish Date : 02/06/2020

Aalo 11 April: – West Siang Deputy Commissioner Smti Swetika Sachan formally launched the ”€œMasks for West Siang”€ campaign, initiated by the Arunachal Pradesh Doctors’ Association, West Siang Unit in presence of ATPDWS, Galo Ane, Mothers’ Vision, DBA, DOA at General Hospital Premises today. Addressing the gathering, the DC said that the state govt. is playing a proactive role in controlling the disease in the state and there should not be any casual approach on Govt. directives as young and older generation are prone to the disease due to low immunity. Advisory on compulsory use of masks will soon be issued and awareness of random spitting on ground and floor is essential to do away contamination, she said. The DMO and President APDA, Dr. Moli Riba said that doctors will be bit hesitant to treat patients without masks in an endemic situation and putting out 100% efforts despite lack of manpower and other facilities and urge all to disseminate the knowledge. The Hospital will manage provide masks to all patients and try to reach out to all in the days to come. The Chairman ATPWDS, Shri Kento Ete who handed over Rs.30, 000 to Medical department on the spot said that this the testing time for many NGOs of the district to come forward and lend their helping hands towards fight against endemic COVIT-19. Highlighting the importance and proper way of using the mask in detail, DSO Dr. Jombom Kato emphasized on making use of wearing masks in public place as a habit in the line of practice followed
in some of the developed counties of the world. Homemade masks donated should be routed through medical department so that these masks are sterilized before use. The APDA General Secretary Dr. Olen Tatak expressed his gratitude to all philanthropists who are involved in supporting the Doctors through voluntary donations in the form of cash kind and homemade masks to the hospitals. The Mothers’ Vision donated 50 nos of masks 10 sanitizers to PS Aalo and 50 nos of Masks and 20 nos of hand wash to De- addiction cum Rehabilitation Centre Aalo. The Art of Living Groups of Aalo also provided fdrinks and refreshments to police and doctors manning the Hissam Check Gate.