MARGAO: ABVP Goa has started a campaign to Reach the Unreached rural areas of the state.
This campaign aims to reach the rural people of the state and educate them about the current situation, preventive measures along with vaccination and its importance.
The campaign started with the Volunteers visiting Morpilla and Bardem villages of Quepem taluka, when the Volunteers interacted with the locals it was found that people still believe in myths about vaccination, also as the second wave of the pandemic has struck a large impact the rural have been affected a lot but these people hesitate to take medical help even though the conditions get worse.
The ABVP Goa Volunteers educated these people about the importance of seeking medical help and getting vaccinated as every person eligible to get the jab must get vaccinated to beat the virus.
The Volunteers also managed to monitor SPO2 levels using Oximeters and Temperature of sick and aged people from these areas using thermal guns. After interacting with the Volunteers people from these rural areas have shown positive response towards vaccination, which shows the spirit of these people to help towards battling the pandemic.
While giving more information about this campaign ABVP South Goa College Convenor, Pawanraj Sawant Dessai said “ABVP Goa Volunteers are working at different Vaccination Centres across Goa. While doing this it came to our notice that people living in rural areas still have a lot of misconceptions about covid vaccination and are therefore not getting themselves Vaccinated.
So we, the students of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad Goa decided that we would go to the rural villages to spread awareness about covid vaccination and help them to get rid of their misconceptions and get them vaccinated. We got a very good response from the people for this campaign and also the health workers informed us that a large number of people from these villages came forward to get vaccinated. We are going to implement this campaign of ABVP in various rural areas of the state to help the Government to battle the virus.”
Also present were ABVP South Goa District Co-Convenor Khemal Prabhu Shirodkar, State Executive Committee Members Ravindra Gurav, Abhideep Dessai, District Committee Members Akshay Shet and Viplav Lotlikar.