Urges students not to hide travel history
In order to fight novel coronavirus, the Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) Wednesday offered their entire infrastructure at the disposal of the Government—saying that they would be at the forefront to help administration in preventing the spread of this deadly virus.
President of PSAJK, Ghulam Nabi Var said, “Government can utilize entire resources of PSAJK that includes buildings, transport and trained manpower to combat the spread of the disease.”
Var said that all private educational institutes of Kashmir Valley have voluntarily decided to help the government in all possible ways to deal with the situation.
He said that the association held meeting via telephone and video conferencing wherein the authorities of PSAJK decided to offered space to the government in hundreds of schools of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement, Var said, “The Association is appealing the people in general and students in particular who have arrived from outside not to hide their travel history.”
“God forbid, if anyone of those persons has any symptoms, he may subject his family and society to a lot of suffering. So it is better to reveal travel history to the doctors and be safe,” Var said in a statement, adding, that some students were complaining of bad quarantine facilities. “We urge them to help the authorities to improve the facilities and not make ruckus or try to escape.”
Meanwhile the Association appealed the people in general and students in particular who have arrived from outside not to hide their travel history. “God forbid, if anyone of those persons has any symptoms, he may subject his family and society to a lot of suffering. So it is better to reveal travel history to the doctors and be safe,” said Var.
“Some students have been complaining of bad quarantine facilities. We urge them to help the authorities to improve the facilities and not make ruckus or try to escape. It there is dust or trash take a broom and clean your room, don’t expect government help in such small matters. Remember it is emergency situation and everyone has to do its bit.”
The Association also appealed the people to cooperate with the government with utmost seriousness. “If there is shutdown, don’t move outside. Don’t make any crowd. It will take only 14 days to control the situation if all of us maintain social distance and follow the rules,” said Var. “Otherwise it will take a much longer time to control.”
The Association also urged the authorities to increase the frequency of covid-19 tests so that all of the cases are identified and treated. “WHO too has called on the government to test, test and test so that not a single case is missed,” said Var. “We appeal the government to test everyone even if he or she has a mild symptom.”