In fight against dengue, schools take the lead
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City schools are taking steps to spread awareness about dengue amid concerns of an outbreak of the vector-borne disease in Kolkata.
Students are being advised to apply mosquito repellent ointment so that they do not contract the disease in school.
"I will announce this in the assembly tomorrow. We make sure that the school is kept clean and that stored water is not kept open," said Gerard Gomes, principal of Julien Day School, Elgin Road.
Mukta Nain, principal of Birla High (Boys) School, said, "I think it is a good idea to ask students to apply anti-mosquito ointments before coming to school. I will to instruct the students tomorrow to do so. We also see to it that there is no water stored uncovered or garbage littering the school or its vicinity." Bleaching powder and pesticides are used regularly, she added.
H Zaman, secretary of St Michael's Academy, said they ensure that pesticides are used throughout the year. "We have put the KMC instructions up on the notice board and asked students to adhere to it," he said.
Schools like Delhi Public School, which have swimming pool facilities, make sure the water is changed regularly. "We have hired professionals to spray pesticides through the year. We have told students that they can put on long socks and stockings to avoid exposure of skin," said Indrani Sanyal, principal, DPS Megacity.
Ghosh said they had distributed booklets among students educating them about dengue, and trained staff members of different schools on how to keep the premises clean.
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