Corona Jagrukta Series: AIIMS Director to answer listeners’ queries in live phone-in programme on AIR tonight

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All India Radio News has been at the forefront on raising awareness on COVID-19 among the citizens, since the first Corona virus case was reported in India. In keeping with its role as the Public Service Broadcaster, All India Radio started a Special Public Outreach Programme – Corona Jagrukta Series in March last year. It’s 300th Episode is being presented today. It is a Live Phone-in Programme in which top medical experts reply to queries of citizens relating to COVID-19.

Renowned doctors from AIIMS Delhi, G.B.Pant Hospital, R.M.L. Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital, Max Hospital, Gangaram Hospital, NIMHANS, Bangalore and several other centres have responded to various queries from citizens all over the country.

The programme played a crucial role in generating awareness on Corona during lock down and on the COVID Appropriate Behavior in the unlock phase , and now in dispelling the fears on safety and efficacy of the vaccines.

Let us take a look-back on the queries of our listeners. In one of the recent episodes, Dr. Srinath Reddy, President of Public Health Foundation of India responded to the query of a listener on the availability on the vaccines

Replying to a query on the precautions to be taken as Cinema Halls are allowed to open at 100 per cent seating capacity, Dr Prasoon Chaaterjee from AIIMS, Delhi urged citizens to follow the COVID Appropriate Behaviour

In today’s episode, which is a tricentennial milestone, Director AIIMS Prof. Randeep Guleria and NITI Aayog Member and Chairman of National COVID-19 Task Force Dr. V. K. Paul will be with us to address the queries. Listeners may call on our toll free number 1800-115767 from 09:30 P.M.

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