To battle vaccine hesitancy, Punjab well being dept comes up with a particular play — Teeke Naal Jit | The Chhattisgarh

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To fight vaccine hesitancy, Punjab health dept comes up with a special play — Teeke Naal Jit

To battle vaccine hesitancy, Punjab well being dept comes up with a particular play — Teeke Naal Jit

‘Teeke Naal Jit — Victory with Vaccine’, an informative quick play in regards to the significance of vaccination drive in opposition to Coronavirus is being staged within the villages of block Kalanaur in Gurdaspur.
The play is directed by Senior Medical Officer, Kalanaur, Dr Lakhwinder Singh Athwal and scripted by Block Extension Educator, Naveen Kalia.
Regardless of rising variety of case in Punjab, well being authorities have been discovering it tough to persuade folks to get vaccine photographs. Not solely frequent folks, however giant variety of well being staff had declined to take the vaccine.

Officers have picked actors from villages itself and are additionally utilizing peer educators, who’re half Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakaram (RKSK), of their solid. The staff Tuesday staged a play at Naranwali village of district Gurdaspur.
SMO Dr Athwal stated: ‘’We’re taking each motion to advertise vaccination within the block so we’re utilizing software of artwork for motivating folks.”
He added: ‘’We now have deliberate that we’ll stage our play in varied villages of the block particularly the place we’ll obtain much less response to vaccination drive in coming days.”
Block Educator Naveen Kalia stated: ‘’The play is a couple of native boy who promotes vaccination regardless of agitation from a few of his mates. He manages to persuade his villagers to face in opposition to rumours about vaccination drive and ask them to consider solely these issues which they themselves witness as a substitute of listening to others.”

He stated: ‘’It may be the primary play the place actors observe social distancing and put on masks whereas staging it.”
The play presents a easy story of two males – Beera, who believes that vaccination is vital, and Shinda, who opposes his choice and presents varied ‘false claims’ about vaccination.
Whereas Beera will get vaccinated, Shinda exams optimistic for Covid-19. In the long run, Shinda admits that if he had gone for vaccination he might have averted contracting the virus. The play ends with all actors elevating the slogan: “Corona nu Harauna hai….Tikakaran Karauna Hai”