As part of precautionary measure against mosquito bites and dengue, of ficiating district education officer (DEO), Charanjit Singh has directed the heads of government schools of the district to submit certificates declaring that there is no breeding site of mosquitoes at their schools.
The schools heads have to submit the certificates to the DEO office every Monday.
While talking to HT, Charanjit Singh said, “Right now, only three cases of malaria have been reported but we have decided to take precautionary measures in government schools.
Therefore, we have directed the heads of gover nment schools to educate the students about these diseases in the morning assembly. The students must be directed to wear clothes that cover their hands and legs to prevent mosquito bite.
While boys have been advised to wear full-sleeve shirts and trousers, for girls long skirts with full sleeve shirts or salwar kameez has been recommended along with shoes and socks.”
Dengue is more prevalent in areas that suffer from water logging; therefore schools have been directed to maintain cleanliness.
Anoop Kumar Passi, principal of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Cemetery Road, said, “We are educating the students through pamphlets regarding this disease.
Students will be made aware as they have to know the precautionary measures of these diseases.
Municipal corporation must start fogging in government schools and take certificate from school heads.”