A Yethindia COVID-19 Awareness Campaign, the world’s first QR-code-based awareness campaign was flagged off by Warangal Commissioner of Police Dr. Tarun Joshi I.P.S in Warangal Police Commissionerate, Warangal, Telangana on October 14, 2021.
Following a World Health Organization’s public directives about preventive measures to stop virus transmission and disease spread,Dr. VityalaYethindra decided to work for enabling communities to face this pandemic. He has taken initiative to raise awareness among school students of Warangal through practical demonstration with social distancing and QR-Code cards (sanitizable) with information about mask-wearing, social distancing, and hand hygiene provided to the head of the school.
As a part of the COVID-19 awareness campaign, Dr. Yethindra will visit the schools in the Warangal to create awareness among the school students about the importance of mask-wearing outside the household/in school, without ignoring social distancing and good hand hygiene.
Dr. Yethindra is an ingenious doctor, a trailblazing researcher and prolific medical author, and an eloquent speaker. He is a 12-time world record holder and the recipient of national and international awards. He has completed 51 courses offered by esteemed universities and has authored two books and 23 publications in reputed journals.
The campaign engages the limited mobilization of three people from the local community aiming to reach over 5,000-10,000 students from 20 schools including 20 different areas of Warangal district for sharing live-saving COVID-19 prevention tips. Through this campaign, he is aiming to reach school students to provide proper orientation on personal hygiene during this Pandemic. Raising awareness as part of a larger effort to drive social change in schools.
The campaign covers several activities such as
Dissemination of right information about COVID-19 by supporting campaigns such as “DigitalIndia” and “Save Paper, Save Trees, Save Planet.”
Awareness about preventive measures to keep school students safe from the spread of COVID-19.
Providing information to protect from COVID-19 and various respiratory diseases.
Providing awareness about online frauds/scams.
Distribution of awareness material such as QR-Code cards, masks, and sanitizers. QR-Code card consists of 4-page animation representations and text focusing on mask-wearing, social distancing, and hand hygiene.
Dissemination of information by practical demonstration to students with social distancing (Interactive sessions) and later providing QR-Code card(sanitizable) as a campaign material to head of the school to forward document through Whatsapp to groups with zero contact.