The school education department (SED), the government of Punjab has issued a circular to all 53,000 schools across the province to complete the cleanliness drive in their respective schools before the end of summer vacations.

All educational officers and school heads have been ordered to clean classrooms, playgrounds, washrooms and roofs before August 14. The cleaning staff has been directed to remove wild bushes from school playgrounds before the given deadline.

The school administration has also been directed to place towels, soaps and other related items in washrooms and to place informational banners for awareness against the dengue virus.

All provincial schools have been asked to submit a detailed report in this regard, adding that any complaint on issues related to cleanliness would be handled strictly.

The circular issued in this regard reads as below:

As you know that, schools will be re-opened on 02.08.2021 after summer vacations. In this regard, please ensure the following necessary measures as prescribed in dengue SOPs before opening the schools.

• Cleanliness (premises, toilets, water tanks, roof tops etc.)

• Display of Dengue related Banners, Posters & Charts

• Grass Cutting from lawns and grounds

• Removal of junk/ debris

• Removal of stagnant water

• Plugging of water leakages

• Identification of dengue larvae and larviciding

• All kinds of spray are Banned

You are further requested to direct all the DEOs, Dy. DEOs, AEOs and Head of schools to ensure compliance of the above said directions in letter and spirit, as well as uploading snaps showing anti-dengue activities through android phones/tabs on dengue dashboard of PITB.

THIS MAY BE TREATED ON TOP PRIORITY.

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