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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the reopening of schools for Class 10 and 12 students, the Odisha government on Tuesday directed district Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to conduct health check-up of students, teachers and other non-teaching staffs.

In a latest notification, the Health and Family Welfare Department has directed the concerned officials to mobilise ASHA/ANM workers to visit schools and conduct health check-up of students, teachers and non-teaching staff on a weekly basis.

“After reopening of the schools, there will be congregation of students of Class 10 and 12. Similarly, many students will be staying in hostels and taking their food from common mess and sharing the bedrooms/ dormitories for which frequent health check-up is required,” the notification read.

Even though several Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including the one issued by the School and Mass Education Department have been issued, the State government has decided to take additional precautionary measure in order to avoid any eventuality in view of COVID-19.

This is said to be a precautionary measure and facilitate prompt testing of COVID-19 symptomatic cases by the RRT.

Earlier, the School and Mass Education Department Samir Rajan Dash today ruled out any further reduction of syllabus for Class 10, 12 students. He said that already the syllabus has been reduced and there is no possibility of further reduction.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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