Back to school: Telangana educational institutions to reopen from Sep 1 with strict COVID protocols

Hyderabad: Telangana Government on August 23 announced the reopening of schools, colleges, and all educational institutions from September 1.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  23 Aug 2021 2:07 PM GMT
Back to school: Telangana educational institutions to reopen from Sep 1 with strict COVID protocols

Hyderabad: The stage is all set for reopening schools and other educational institutions in the state from September 1.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao directed ministers and officials of Panchayati Raj and Municipal Departments to sanitize all educational institutions and hostels by August 30.

KCR said all private and public educational institutions from KG to PG will reopen on September 1. , Anganwadi schools too will reopen next month,

"Education has been hit due to COVID. The closure of educational institutions has created chaos. We have deliberated upon the steps taken by the governments of other states. COVID conditions across the state were also discussed. They have submitted reports stating COVID is under control in the state. Health Department officials said educational institutions closure has created psychological stress among school-going students and it will have an adverse effect on their future. Therefore, the government decided to re-open all educational institutions from September 1," KCR said.

The chief minister said sodium chloride and bleaching powder should be used to clean all toilets. He instructed Sarpanches and Municipal Chairmen to clean the water tanks and sanitize the classrooms.

All the Zilla Parishad Chairpersons, Mandal Parishad Presidents should tour their respective districts and mandals to monitor sanitization work.

District DPOs, ZP CEOs, MPVOs, MPDOs, DPOs, and MPVOs should take responsibility for sanitization. All the government educational institutions under any circumstances need to complete the process of sanitization by August 30.

Precautions for students:

The CM said if a student in the residential school has a fever, the principals and headmasters of the respective schools should immediately take them to the nearest PHC and conduct Covid tests.

"If the child tested positive, he or she should be handed over to their parents. All the students attending schools should follow precautionary measures by wearing masks, sanitizing frequently. Parents who are sending their children to educational institutions to make sure that their children wear masks every day and follow Covid protocols strictly," he said.

Seasonal diseases:

In the wake of the monsoon, KCR held asked officials to be alert as there are chances of seasonal fever and other ailments. The CM directed the medical department to make arrangements for tests and treatment in the dispensaries.

He asked officials of the Panchayati Raj Municipal Departments to maintain cleanliness across the state. "Larvae control programs such as IRS and fogging should be actively pursued. Necessary medicines and other equipment should be procured," he said.

People are urged to ensure that water is not stagnated in their homes. "Medical department, Panchayat Raj and Municipal officials should remain vigilant and take steps to control seasonal diseases," he said.

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