Itanagar Takes Preemptive Action Amidst Conjunctivitis Outbreak: Suspends Higher Classes to Contain Spread

Itanagar, July 25: In response to a surge in Conjunctivitis cases among students, the Deputy Commissioner of Capital, Itanagar has taken immediate action to safeguard public health. As a preventive measure to control the further spread of the infection, all classes from Nursery to Class-VIII have been suspended for five days, starting from 25th to 29th July 2023.

The decision comes after the Deputy Director of School Education, Itanagar, submitted a concerning report stating that the viral Conjunctivitis disease is rapidly increasing within all Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools in the capital complex.

With the aim to break the chain of transmission and protect both students and residents of Itanagar, the suspension now extends to all Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools, both Government and Private, under the jurisdiction of Capital, Itanagar. This suspension is set to be effective for a period of 4 days, commencing from 26th to 29th July 2023.

The Addl. Deputy Commissioner of Capital, Shweta Nagarkoti, IAS, who is also incharge of DC Capital Complex Itanagar signed the directive as a critical step towards containing the outbreak. Health authorities are urging the public to remain vigilant and follow proper hygiene practices to mitigate the risk of infection.

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is an infectious condition affecting the eyes and can easily spread through direct or indirect contact. Suspending classes in educational institutions aims to curb the transmission and protect the well-being of the entire community.

Residents and parents are advised to closely monitor their health and seek medical attention immediately if they experience any symptoms related to Conjunctivitis.

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