Army organises awareness campaigns on COVID-19, disinfects areas across Poonch district

Jammu May 01: To mitigate the effects of the second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks, the Indian Army organised spraying of disinfectant and awareness campaign at Khanetar, Kasbalari, Jhullas, Magnar and Kuniyan in District Poonch (J&K).

The army always played a vital role in all sphere of life, is it safeguarding the borders against our hostile neighbour or helping the civil auth and locals in times of natural calamity.

The last year has been devastating for the entire world due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most advanced countries of the world have been hit badly and India has also been affected equally. The second wave of Coronavirus is even more deadly which has severely impacted our country.

The remote parts of Poonch District also become vulnerable to this threat due to a lack of health infrastructure. In this testing time, the local Army unit joined hands with Corona warriors and carried out mass awareness and spraying of the disinfectant campaign in remote villages of Khanetar, Kasbalari, Jhullas, Magnar and Kuniyan.

Apart from other COVID protocols, social distancing i.e. ‘Do Gajkiduri, mask hai zaroori’ was spread to the local populace of the area.

In Addition, the unit helped its Ex-servicemen, Veer Naris and Widows by reaching to their homes with Anti COVID kits. The low income/ BPL families were also provided with ration kits at their doorsteps to help them sustain in devastating times which has also impacted their livelihood adversely.