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Schools on alert

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, February 21, 2014

SCHOOLS will be treated a priority area for the government team mobilised in the West to assist in the fight against dengue fever.

Divisional education officer West Lorima Voravora has already requested that a dengue fever advisory be circulated to all schools in the Western Division.

He said it was important for principals and management committees to be alerted to carry out source reduction campaigns.

"Boarding schools especially will be our priority of focus and we have asked the ministry to do a health check of all students in boarding schools," Mr Voravora said.

Divisional health inspector West Rakesh Kumar said school managements and principals were being encouraged to report any suspected cases of dengue.

"We haven't received any reports of confirmed or suspected dengue cases but we are encouraging all school principals to report these cases to their nearest hospital or health centre," he said.

"We are taking a very proactive approach with our source reduction phase and we are getting everybody involved in it."








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