Guwahati: To discuss about the potential ways to tackle the Covid situation from behavioral and policy perspective, PIB Guwahati has organized an experts opined in a Webinar on Covid information management and public Awareness in Guwahati on Wednesday.
The interactive webinar has enthusiastic participation of students, academicians and media fraternity of Assam and Northeast region.
Leena Borah from Cotton University said that Information Management is at core of awareness about Covid. She said that creativity in awareness is the essence of Information Management at this critical juncture of Covid management and its risk mitigation.
Borah also urged the student community who joined the Webinar in huge numbers, to act as ambassadors of change and be the catalyst of information dissemination for bringing awareness about the precautions to address the Covid and related issues.
Principal of Gurunanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Kolkata, Lopamudra Datta said that health, hygiene and Swachhta are the mantra to address the Covid-19 issues. She said in this Covid scenario, social distancing is a quintessential aspect and had to become a habit for all. She said that elderly persons, particularly the senior citizens have to be extra cautious and should have a healthy balanced diet. She said each individual has to develop healthy daily routine to avoid any health issues which could aggravate if anyone gets affected with Covid-19.
Mentioning about the initiatives of the Central Government for information awareness, with optimism Irene Lalruatkimi from Department of Mass Communication, Mizoram University, Aizawl said that information communication has to be dovetailed with the local environment. She said that awareness via. posters and public displays at strategic places such as Railway Stations, Market, Eateries, Shops and Retail Markets, Bus stops could help in generating awareness and to mitigate the Covid risk.
Sanyuk Banerjee, Advocate, Purba Bardhamaan said that fake news is emerging as an issue for which proactively it has to be tackled so that correct information goes to citizens of the country. He said that information communication gap and lack of awareness is the common problem when it comes to Covid and related issues.
Senior officers of PIB from North East Zone were present in webinar. Pallav Chakravorty, Deputy Director, PIB welcomed the experts with the webinar being summarised by Sucharita Sahoo, FPO as the webinar delved into details on the various aspects of the topic such as Covid Information Management, Effective Information dissemination and Efficacious data analysis on Covid information and data management.