Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the education authorities to seek the assistance of pediatricians to take measures against Covid once schools are reopened. The Prime Minister was addressing a discussion at Temple Trees on the reopening of schools and the vaccination of teachers and students, the Prime Minister’s Office said. The Prime Minister pointed out the importance of reopening schools in several phases as soon as the Covid pandemic was brought under control, adding that teachers could be vaccinated through the Ministry of Health. Representatives of the Association of Pediatricians who participated in the discussion stated that their association could provide assistance at the zonal level to avoid problems that may arise during the reopening of schools. Accordingly, the representatives of their association pointed out that they will formalize the relevant activities by nominating representatives for the 99 education zones scattered throughout the country.
Source: The Nation June 14, 2021 07:52 UTC