Deputy Commissioner (DC), Shopian Chaudhary Mohammad Yasin, called a meeting of media persons working in the district, regarding novel coronavirus, on Wednesday.
The DC said that the media is a bridge between public and district administration and should work with dedication in these extraordinary times for the welfare of the people by playing proactive role in containing the Covid-19.
He also informed the media persons that various departments are sensitizing people about the precautionary measures to be taken to avert the spread of Covid-19 besides intensifying fumigation drives to sanitize public places, distributing soap dispensers, hand sanitizers, masks and reading material including brochures, leaflets, regarding do’s and don’t among the people.
While highlighting the role of the journalists, he said that media’s cooperation and regular feedback will help the administration in improving the system for containment of the Covid-19. He appealed the people to follow the advisory issued by the department of Health and Medical Education, in this regard.
Later, the DC and CMO distributed face masks, sanitizers and surgical gloves among the media persons.