Gurugram: In view of the apprehensions being expressed by experts about the third wave among children, the Health Department has appointed nodal officers in all the schools of the district along with making proper arrangements for its prevention.
Elaborating on this, District Civil Surgeon Dr Virender Yadav said that since now regular studies have started in all the classes in all the schools in the district. In such a situation, doctors associated with the National Child Protection Program (Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram) are appointed as nodal officers in different areas of the district to ensure that all the schools are fully following the covid protocol or not.
He said, “These nodal officers would ensure that all the schools are complying with covid appropriate behavior by conducting surprise inspections in all government, government aided and private schools to curb the spread of covid.”
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Dr Yadav informed that the nodal officer and his team would also be imparted training to everyone in the schools about cough etiquette, hand hygiene, social distancing and different types of masks and how to use and discard them.
Deputy Civil Surgeon, Dr Isha Narang informed that 25 kits have been issued to each doctor after training all RBSK doctors on RAT Kits to avoid the spread of infection in schools by early detection of positive cases and to ensure timely isolation.
Dr Narang said, “The teams of National Child Protection Program will also ensure that home isolation protocol is strictly followed by the parents of the children and regular visits will be done by the teams as per the guidelines.”