PCMC Schools Told To Be Vigilant Against H1N1

PUNE: The school board of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has sent directives to 327 private and municipal schools in the municipal limits to take measures to prevent the spread of H1N1 among students.
Speaking to TOI, Arjun Thakre, chairman, school board, said, “There has been an increase in H1N1 patients after the start of the monsoon and the patients include a large number of children and students.”
He said, “Two or three suspected cases of H1N1 were found among the students of municipal and private schools recently. The school board will be providing buckets and soaps to the municipal schools within a fortnight.”
“These have to be used by students to wash their hands. Letters have been sent to the principals of 134 primary and 18 secondary schools run by PCMC and 175 private schools to take measures to prevent the spread of H1N1 among the students.”
“A daily check-up of students should be conducted in the schools and teachers should enquire about the health of the students everyday. If a student shows symptoms of cold, cough or fever, he or she should be sent to the nearest municipal hospital for a check-up.”
He said that it was the duty of the principals to maintain cleanliness in the school premises with the help of civic employees and private contractors. The students should be given a break of five to seven minutes after two periods to wash their hands.
Read the rest of this article here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *