Saturday, October 20, 2012

MCD South to train its teachers on Health and Hygiene at Perfect Health Mela

MCD South in association with Heart Care Foundation of India will be organizing a training program for its teachers on 7th November, 2012, Wednesday, at Constitution Club of India, the venue for the 19th MTNL Perfect Health Mela being organized from 7th to 11th November, 2012.

Addressing a press conference here, Padmashri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Mr. Satish Upadhyay, Chairman Education Committee, MCD South said that a series of health educational activities are being organized for MCD school teachers.

In September this year in Dil Ka Darbar, 300 school teachers were trained in cardiac first aid and now in the forthcoming MTNL Perfect Health Mela, there will be a training of 300 school teachers on Health and Hygiene. These 300 teachers will be certified as trainers who in turn will train other school teachers and students. The training will be coordinated by Ryan Global School.

Hygiene is the most important part to be taught right at the primary school level. The components of hygiene include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, sleep hygiene, respiratory hygiene, food and water hygiene and sexual hygiene.

Hand washing done in proper way can prevent 80% of food and water borne diseases including diarrhea, typhoid and jaundice.

Respiratory hygiene involves correct way of coughing into the sleeves and not in the hands can prevent spread of rheumatic fever and flu. Water hygiene involves safe drinking water techniques. Unsafe water is responsible for most of the water borne diseases. Food hygiene involves following the principle of heat it, boil it, cook it, peal it or forget it.

 MCD South will also post its teachers and students in the mela on daily basis for acquiring knowledge about health. MCD Health Department will also be putting up dengue, malaria exhibitions and conduct health checkups.

 Following recommendations by heart care foundation of India were also released in the press conference:
 1.    All school children should be given deworming tablet albandazole once in three-six months.
2.    All school children should be given iron folic acid tablets once in a week.
3.    Hand wash technique involving six steps should be taught to every school child.
4.    Revival of heart technique learning should be compulsory for school teachers.
5.    Availability of safe water should be mandatory in school premises.
6.    Toilets in every school should be made hygienic.

The entry to the mela will be free. The mela will be a mix of exhibitions, checkups, competitions and infotainment.

Vandana Sharma Headmistress Ryan Global School said that the training program after the event will be hosted in YouTube.

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