DSEJ holds virtual consultation with Docs on COVID Infection, Prevention, Control

Jammu, May 13: The counseling cell, Directorate of School Education, Jammu, today conducted third virtual consultation on COVID19 Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) in its bi-weekly series of webinars.

Director School Education Jammu, Dr. Ravi Shankar Sharma, was the chief guest while Associate Professor, Microbiology (MD, MAMS, FAIMER fellow at GMC Jammu), Dr. Sandeep Dogra, was the key resource person in the event.

Dr. Sharma highlighted the importance of such consultations when the department has already lost many of its dedicated teachers and officials. He assured his full support to counseling cell for all such events in which teachers, parents and learners are directly benefitted. He appreciated the expert views of Dr. Sandeep besides complimenting Danish Aziz, Education Specialist (J&K), UNICEF India, for providing technical support. He called upon the participants to attend the session for correct information to remain stress free, calm and confident during the pandemic.

Dr. Sandeep addressed various queries regarding fears, apprehensions, myth busters of school education stakeholders amid a plethora of misinformation, sharp rise in numbers of Covid cases and fatalities.

Dr. Sandeep answered the queries related to precautions like wearing double masks, frequent hand washing and be in doors unless necessary to go out, testing schedule, vaccination, various waves of Covid, proper and regular ventilation (virus can spread through droplets of positive person in isolated room). All should promote intake of natural resources containing plenty of proteins, vitamins and minerals and avoid fast and fatty food for strong immunity, he added. He urged all to maintain positive mental health looking at the recovery rate of Covid cases which is very high.

Dr. Sandeep addressed various queries regarding fears, apprehensions, myth busters of school education stakeholders amid a plethora of misinformation, sharp rise in numbers of Covid cases and fatalities.

Romesh Sharma, Head Counselling Cell DSEJ, assured the DSEJ and participants that in this series, psychological consultations will follow as this pandemic has become more of psyho-biological issue owing to growth of fears, bereavements, myths etc. Responding to overwhelming interaction between the expert and participants, he added that the counseling cell will always remain active to boost the morale of all stakeholders.