CPCC, Panjab University and PGIMER launch Awareness Campaign

Chandigarh, June 30, 2020: Chandigarh
Pollution Control Committee
along with Department of
Environment Studies, Panjab
University and Department of
Community Medicine & School
of Public Health, Post Graduate
Institute of Medical Education
and Research, Chandigarh today
released an IEC material on safe
disposal of face masks, wipes and
gloves by the general public during
COVID-19 pandemic.
T.C. Nautiyal, Member
Secretary, CPCC released the
IEC material. He highlighted that
face masks, face covers and
gloves are part of the new normal
life and people should know how
to dispose them safely. He mentioned
that masks, wipes, and
gloves used by the general public
should be placed in a polybag for
3 days before handing over to
waste collectors. Nautiyal highlighted
that this would help to
restrict spread of the infection.
Dr. SumanMor, Chairperson,
Department of Environment
Studies, Panjab University,mentioned
that only through public
participation can we restrict the
spread of COVID-19 and each
citizen should understand their
responsibilities.
Dr. Ravindra Khaiwal,
Additional Professor of
Environment Health, PGIMER,
highlighted the importance of
rational use of masks and urged
the general public to make use of
homemade face covers as surgical
triple layer masks, or N95
masks usually are required for
special settings such as hospitals.
Vivek Pandey, Scientist-D and
Sushil Dogra, Scientist-B were
present. They mentioned that
these IEC leaflets will be placed
at prominent public places for
mass awareness.

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