Parents Demand Better Hygiene In Schools After Dengue Outbreak

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Hyderabad: Parents in Hyderabad and Telangana are complaining about the lack of proper sanitation and cleanliness leading to the rise in dengue cases. After the death of two school kids of class 1 and class 8, a major concern has sparked among parents in the city, who are demanding for better hygiene in schools and neighborhoods.

Parents of DPS Secunderabad are worried a lot as the classes for kindergarten and Class 1 are conducted in the basement which they allege are infested with mosquitoes.

Speaking up to the daily, a parent said, “Parents have decided to gather in large numbers and meet the principal on Tuesday. Despite many parents complaining about mosquito menace at the school, nothing much has been done except for releasing an advisory and instructing parents to ensure that children wear a full sleeve shirt and pants and apply repellent cream.”In addition, the parents have also threatened to boycott term 1 examinations if the school authority fails to provide an answer to the questions raised about sanitation.

In addition, the school management claims that it is taking care of the sanitation. The school principal added, “Right from fumigation to providing mosquito repellent in each class, to allowing students to wear pants, we did everything possible to ensure that students are safe in school. We don’t know what more can be done when dengue is spreading like wildfire in the state. We are concerned and are proactive in taking precautions.”

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