Imphal, May 29,
To support the government initiative to contain the fast spreading threat of Nipah virus as also to promote good health and well being among the local populace, a health awareness program was organised by 26 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) yesterday.
The program was organised at Kiyam Wangmataba Youth Welfare Club, Tangjeng in Thoubal District, Manipur with an aim to make the locals aware of Nipah Virus, including its symptoms, incubation period, diagnosis and prevention. The villagers were also educated about the adherence to common practices to maintain good health. About 100 villagers and 30 personnel of Assam Rifles were present during the event. The village authorities expressed their gratitude towards the efforts made by the Assam Rifles to organise the awareness capsule.