Delhi government has ordered the heads of schools to issue swine flu advisory and put up notices about H1N1 infection which is the root cause of swine flu. Meanwhile Delhi government has also planned to double the number of beds in hospitals so as to tackle with the hazardous disease national capital of India is going through now-a-days. Two people have already succumbed to death due to the deadly disease.
In last one week 1,850 fresh dengue cases were reported in Delhi itself whereas total number of people down with this vector-borne fever this year has mounted to 12,531.
As per the circular issued by Directorate of Education (DoE), it is mandatory for all schools to display the list of facilities available inclusive of the hospitals and laboratories where H1N1 virus is getting treated. The circular reads, “All heads of government, government-aided and unaided recognized schools are directed to display the message, enclosed as ‘Public Notice’, on notice boards to enlighten students regarding the symptoms of swine flu and precautions to be taken.”
Schools have been asked to make children aware about the dos and dont’s with respect to H1N1 virus during the morning assembly session. The pupils should be taught about how to practice personal hygiene and should be encouraged to do so while at school or at home. If in case any child suffers from flu or flu symptoms are visible, they should stay back at home until they are completely cured.
It has also been made mandate for schools to conduct competitions at school-level like slogan writing, poster making and debate for students of Class 1 to 8 so as to create awareness about the swine flu H1N1 and importance of hand washing.
Although in Varanasi no case has been reported yet, still isolation wards for swine flu have been set up at all government hospitals. In the words of John Dryden: “Better to hunt in fields for health unsought; than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. God never made his work for man to mend. The wise for cure on exercise me depend.”