20 Jul 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Sensitization Program and Mask Distribution Campaign – NSS Initiative
In view of surge in the COVID-19 pandemic in India and across the world, the development, availability and delivery of Vaccine to combat the disease and the public acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine has become critical and the urgency of mass vaccination against the disease, vaccine hesitancy and debate over its effectiveness and safety issues are becoming increasingly recognized as a serious public health problem.
As a part of social responsibility and enduring humanitarian services, Department of Public Health Dentistry took up an initiative with the NSS wing of RRDCH and conducted a sensitization program on COVID 19 Vaccine and appropriate COVID safety behavior among general public and the staff and employees of BMTC / KSRTC was planned on 20th July 2021at Kengeri Satellite Bus Stand.
A rally was organized from the Department of Public Health Dentistry involving interns, post graduate students and faculties, in the premises of the satellite bus stand using placards in regional language creating awareness on COVID Safety Behavior. Around 500 Free Masks were distributed to the general public and BMTC / KSRTC employees. A Flash mob was conducted by the department interns to create awareness on COVID 19 vaccination, its safety, effectiveness, myths and facts. A large group of general public were been benefited with this program. The staff and employees of BMTC / KSRTC have well received the program and expressed an immense gratitude to the department and college for taking up this health promotion initiative.