Jamshedpur, April 26: Amidst rising positive Covid cases among the girl students in Kasturba Gandhi Residential School at Chakulia on Monday, Deputy Commissioner Vijaya Jadhav today directed the health department to conduct an intensive corona investigation drive across all residential schools.
A total of 69 girl students in KGBV Chakulia, 14 in KGBV Dumaria, 10 in KGBV Potka, and 55 in KGBV Jamshedpur, a total 148 girl students have been confirmed to be Corona positive.
All the girl students have been isolated in the school itself with the corona protocol. Along with this, the schools were also completely sanitized today. Following the instructions of the Deputy Commissioner, Civil Surgeon Dr. Jujhar Majhi, in a virtual meeting with all residential school wardens, teaching and non-teaching staff, directed to follow all the guidelines of Covid-19. All the information related to the diet, medicine etc. of the corona infected was given. In view of the increasing cases of corona, the Deputy Commissioner has directed to conduct a corona investigation campaign at the railway station, bus stand, and school college, so that the spread of corona can be stopped and by identifying the potential, their proper care and treatment can be started in time.
” The testing process has started immediately and all students and staff members will be required to undergo the test. The government has also ordered the schools to suspend all in-person classes,” said an official.
The decision to conduct mandatory testing has been met with mixed reactions from the public. While some have praised the government’s proactive approach towards containing the virus, others have expressed concerns about the logistics and effectiveness of the testing process.
Despite these concerns, officials remain confident that the testing will help to identify and isolate infected individuals, thereby preventing further spread of the virus. The government has also assured parents that all necessary precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and well-being of their children.
This latest development underscores the ongoing challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly in high-risk environments such as schools. As the situation continues to evolve, it is important for authorities to remain vigilant and take decisive action to protect public health.