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School Education Department, J&K issues Advisory To prevent health-related illness.

Srinagar, May 23: In light of rising temperatures and potential health risks, the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department has issued new guidelines advising educational institutions to avoid holding assemblies in the afternoon. This move aims to protect students from heat-related illnesses (HRI), which can pose serious health threats.

The department’s advisory, reported by Wattan Daily (WD), highlights the importance of minimizing exposure to extreme heat, particularly during the hottest parts of the day. Afternoon assemblies, where students gather in large numbers, can significantly increase the risk of heat exhaustion and other related conditions.

To further mitigate these risks, the guidelines recommend that schools ensure the adequate availability of drinking water. Regular water breaks are also encouraged to keep students hydrated. Dehydration is a common cause of heat-related illnesses, and staying hydrated is a simple yet effective way to prevent it.

In addition to hydration, the department has advised that students be sensitized to cover their heads. This can help reduce direct exposure to the sun, thereby lowering the risk of heatstroke. Hats, caps, or even scarves can be effective in providing this protection.

The guidelines also stress the importance of monitoring and reporting any cases of heat-related illnesses. School authorities are instructed to be vigilant and take immediate action if a student shows signs of HRI. Prompt reporting and response can prevent minor issues from escalating into serious health emergencies.

The advisory underscores that the well-being of students is paramount. “Education is not possible without care,” the department stated, emphasizing that ensuring the health and safety of students is a fundamental responsibility of educational institutions.

These measures are particularly relevant as temperatures in the region continue to rise, potentially reaching levels that can adversely affect health. Schools are encouraged to adapt their schedules and activities to protect students during this period of increased heat.

By following these guidelines, schools can create a safer environment for students, allowing them to focus on their studies without the added concern of heat-related health issues. The proactive steps suggested by the education department aim to balance educational activities with necessary precautions to safeguard student health.

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