New Delhi: The Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, issued a statement on the previous day, saying that she has appealed for the opening of schools. Actually, schools have been closed since March last year in view of Corona cases. At the same time, Soumya said that the mental, physical and learning ability of the children will be affected for a long time.
Let us tell you, schools have been opened in some states of the country, while at the same time many states are still locked. In such a situation, Swaminathan said through his Twitter handle that, due to the closure of schools, there will be a long-term effect on the mental, physical and learning ability of the children. He further said that, at this time, opening schools with social distancing, masks and vaccination of adults should be a priority.
Vaccination campaign for children will start soon- Mansukh Mandaviya
According to sources, the central government is also considering reopening the schools. There seems to be a lot of discussion on the vaccination process of the teachers of the country. NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul said that they should get free vaccination in private hospitals across the country. Also, last month, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had also said that the vaccination campaign for children would be started soon.
The impact on children's mental, physical and cognitive wellbeing will last a long time. School openings must be prioritized with distancing, masking, avoiding indoor singing and gatherings, hand hygiene & vaccination of all adults @mhrdschools @DrYasminAHaque @NITIAayog @UNICEF https://t.co/vgWcTZ6Nnk— Soumya Swaminathan (@doctorsoumya) August 10, 2021
Delta variants raised concerns
Let us tell you, the situation of Corona in the country still remains worrisome. The second wave may have slowed down, but cases are still visible on a daily basis. More than 30 thousand of these cases are coming every day. Apart from this, the Delta variant has also increased the tension. At the same time, according to doctors and experts, there is not much time left for the third wave to knock.