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Orders to close four schools due to non-compliance of safety protocols

Mohali Administration in action mode to ensure 100% vaccination of school staff


SAS Nagar :  In order to compliance the COVID protocol strictly, the Sub Divisional Magistrates of three Sub-Divisions have conducted the surprise check of schools in their respective areas and ordered to close four schools due to non-compliance of safety protocols.
Elaborating the details, the Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said that after the reports of Ludhiana district, Mohali Administration has decided to go full press to ensure 100% vaccination of school staff. He informed that today the teams of district administration in collaboration with education department has conducted checking drive in Jitender Veer Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School Sector-71 and Smart Wonder School Sector-71 under the supervision of SDM (SDM) Mohali Harbans Singh to know about the teaching staff vaccination status. He said that the vaccination record of school staff has been checked thoroughly for the safeguard of students. He informed that Principal Kavita Attri of Sarvhitkari School has not been taken a single dose of COVID-19, while seven teachers have administered only a single dose of vaccination. He informed us that the sweeper and babysitter also have not been administered a single dose of vaccination. “Orders have been issued to close the school till further instructions due to non-compliance of COVID protocols. Records of Smart Wonders School were found appropriate during the checking’’, he added.
Deputy Commissioner further said that SDM Kharar Aakash Bansal has conducted inspection in DAV Model Senior Secondary School, Kurali and found that 18 staff members have administered only a single dose, which is a clear cut violation of norms. He also said that the presence of students exceeded 80 percent of the total strength against the norms of 50 percent.
Meanwhile SDM Dera Bassi has conducted checking in two schools Manav Mangal Smart School, Zirakpur and Delhi World Public School, Zirakpur. He said that 52 staff members of Manav Mangal Smart School have not been administered second dose of vaccination, whereas 27 staff members of Delhi World Public School, have not taken the second dose of vaccination. He intimated that the concerned SDMs have issued the orders to close the schools till further directions.
Mr. Dayalan said that police have been told to take stern action against the erring schools for violations of the administrative orders as this is the matter of safety of our younger generation.

The District Administration have asked the police to register FIR against the erring schools, who called teachers/staff without being fully vaccinated and putting the health of students at risk.

DP Bureau
Author: DP Bureau

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