Prime Time Zone, Telangana Bureau: The medical department is on high alert in the wake of rising corona second wave cases in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Already in AP, students in Maharashtra are panicking over the situation of students in the state with corona infection. The question arises as to how to control the virus as the Kovid rules are nowhere to be found. Teachers’ unions say changing the teaching hours and reducing the number of students could help prevent the spread of the virus.
The state government has taken remedial action as the corona second wave is booming in neighboring states. In a teleconference, Health Minister Itala Rajender directed the DMHOs of the border districts of the state to conduct 50,000 tests every day and take steps to prevent the spread of Kovid. The testing, tracing and treatment system should be fully implemented. Special orders have been issued to DMHOs of Maharashtra border districts of Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Nirmal, Adilabad, Asifabad, Manchiryala, Jayashankar Bhupalpally and Jagittala. There began to be concern among parents that no precautions would be taken with respect to students in these situations.
Corona for students in the state
With the relaxed rules of the state government, everyone from 6th class to PG students are attending schools and colleges. However, 25 students of Gurukul School in Gaulidoddy, Hyderabad, along with a student of Ayilapur Government School in Jagittala district, the principal and two other teachers got corona positive. The schools were closed. Eighteen girls at Kasturba school in Sangareddy district have been shifted to quarantine after contracting the virus. With this, parents are eager to send their children to schools and colleges.
Corona for students in AP, Maharashtra
Corona positive diagnosis was found in 57 students of Thirumala Dharmagiri Vedic School in AP. A week ago 435 students attended. Both of them underwent RTPCR tests in their hometowns and submitted a negative report and attended school. However, on the 9th of this month, Corona Rapid Tests were conducted again for all the students and 57 students were found to be positive without any symptoms. A total of 44 students from class 8 to 10 staying in a hostel in MIDC area of Latur district in Maharashtra were positively diagnosed. Authorities have announced that schools and colleges in Pune will be closed till May 31 amid rising cases.
Unusual 20 student rule
The state government has directed to teach 20 students in a class in public and private schools. However, the lack of facilities in the cramped buildings and the increasing number of students coming to the school made it difficult to comply with the regulations. In corporate schools, coaching centers teach lessons to 100 students in one classroom without even following the minimum rules. In addition, the recruitment of scavengers in public schools has led to poor sanitation. The school premises were littered with rubbish.
Change is needed during teaching
Owners are not following the physical distance rule as the number of students attending school is increasing. This can cause the corona to spread. Teaching times need to change. It is better to have a fixed time for each class than for students of all classes to attend at the same time. Schools for 9th, 10th grade students at one time and 6th to 8th grade students at another time can reduce the number of students and largely prevent the spread of the virus.
Exams should be conducted for teachers and students: Jangayya, UTF state presidents
‘The government is taking care of corona control .. Teachers and students should be tested. With hundreds of students coming together, the chances of the virus spreading are slim. Most schools are notorious for garbage. Steps should be taken to immediately recruit scavengers in schools and carry out sanitation work.