NAS sets up Coronavirus (COVID-19) awareness programme
The chairman of the National Salvation Front (NAS) has directed its medical corps, doctor and health officials, as well as members of its information organs to provide the necessary public health awareness, care and support to the public especially those in remote areas and villages across the country.
Chairman Thomas Cirillo made the remarks Tuesday in a statement addressed to the people of South Sudan on the pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“The leadership of The National Salvation Front stands in solidarity with you at this critical time in the history of humanity,” read the statement in part.
“Sadly, this finds you (the people) abandoned without any healthcare services. Your resources are not being used for your wellbeing. You have been robbed of your basic rights and dignity”
He went on to urge “all citizens of South Sudan inside the towns in the country, in rural areas, Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites, and refugees camps in neighbouring countries to exercise vigilance and remain calm as you confront this pandemic.”
The statement also lists basic and precautionary pieces of advice as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help protect the people. It also directed the NAS Medical Corp, medical doctors and health personnel “to provide the necessary public health awareness and healthcare with special attention to our remote areas and villages”.
As per the directives to embark on awareness programmes, the editorial team of the official NAS website has set up a section with the sole purpose of updating the people on the state of the pandemic, and to give accurate and reliable reports.