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

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‘Teeke Naal Jit — Victory with Vaccine’, an informative brief play in regards to the significance of vaccination drive towards 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.

Despite rising variety of case in Punjab, well being authorities have been discovering it tough to persuade individuals to get vaccine photographs. Not solely widespread individuals, however massive variety of well being employees had declined to take the vaccine.

Officials have picked actors from villages itself and are additionally utilizing peer educators, who’re half Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakaram (RKSK), of their solid. The group Tuesday staged a play at Naranwali village of district Gurdaspur.

SMO Dr Athwal mentioned: ‘’We are taking each motion to advertise vaccination within the block so we’re utilizing instrument of artwork for motivating individuals.”

He added: ‘’We have deliberate that we’ll stage our play in numerous villages of the block particularly the place we’ll obtain much less response to vaccination drive in coming days.”

Block Educator Naveen Kalia mentioned: ‘’The play is a few native boy who promotes vaccination regardless of agitation from a few of his pals. He manages to persuade his villagers to face towards rumours about vaccination drive and ask them to consider solely these issues which they themselves witness as an alternative of listening to others.”

He mentioned: ‘’It may be the primary play the place actors comply with social distancing and put on masks whereas staging it.”

The play presents a easy story of two males – Beera, who believes that vaccination is essential, and Shinda, who opposes his choice and presents numerous ‘false claims’ about vaccination.

While Beera will get vaccinated, Shinda exams optimistic for Covid-19. In the tip, Shinda admits that if he had gone for vaccination he may have prevented contracting the virus. The play ends with all actors elevating the slogan: “Corona nu Harauna hai….Tikakaran Karauna Hai”