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A CSSS supported self-help group making masks to be freely distributed in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.

To help bridge this gap, the Jammu and Kashmir Catholic Social Service Society is helping local rural communities deal with the virus threat.
Agency’s director Father Saiju Chacko told LiCAS.news that spreading awareness among rural folk about the disease and preventative measures was their main focus.
“As part of that we tell village elders and the women why it’s safer to stay at home and advise them not to move outside unnecessarily,” Father Chacko said.
Madhulika Sharma, coordinator of the project, said that the agency and its self-help groups are making around 50,000 face masks which will be distributed for free among the local population. She said that they are collaborating with the government to best distribute the masks.
Self-help group member Pooja Devi, was earlier trained in tailoring by a church program, is now making the masks and distributing them.
“It’s a tough time at present but if we play a constructive role in making people aware of the virus we can save precious lives,” Devi said.

published in LiCAS.news>>