With Novel Coronavirus threatening the World, the Government of Tamil Nadu has taken strong preventive measures and programs to sensitize the citizens to keep themselves safe and sound. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, TN Govt under the direction of Minister Dr.Vijayabaskar and Secretary of the Ministry Dr.Beela Rajesh has sought the aid of Tamil Nadu Nurses & Midwives Council to take the awareness about coronavirus.
As per the instruction of Dr. S. Ani Grace Kalaimathi, Registrar of Tamil Nadu Nurses & Midwives Council, 21 Nursing Colleges and 5 Schools of Nursing in Coimbatore are engaged in the awareness campaign in the city.
The B.Sc and M.Sc Nursing students of PSG College of Nursing under the guidance of their faculty members D.Hema, P.Anitha, D.Christy, M.Baskaran, M.Nirmala, J.Poornima Mary Rodriguez and Rajeshwari divided in to many teams and created awareness among the passengers in Coimbatore Town Bus Stand- Gandhipuram and Coimbatore Railway Junction.
Dr.A.Jaya Sudha, Principal of PSG College of Nursing who is also the District Coordinator for this awareness campaign led the student-volunteers to the two chosen areas.
Effective hand-washing techniques was demonstrated by the NSS Students of the college to the passenger and street vendors near the Gandhipuram Bus Stand and Railway Station.
Pamphlets (in English and Tamil) were distributed inside the buses for the travelers to read. Students who knew Hindi led the team inside the different railway platforms and instructed the travelers about social distancing, washing hands with soap and sanitizer and adviced them not to panic and be alert.