Bengaluru: “All teaching and non-teaching staff of all government, aided and unaided schools will be vaccinated on priority as a safety measure,” said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, Sudhakar said “Schools will have to be reopened sooner or later. Children cannot rely on online classes forever. Online classes may impact the psychological health of the children. Therefore, we will have a wide consultation process before arriving at any decision. Experts opinion will be considered before taking any call,” he said.
School staff will be accorded priority for vaccination. Parents and family members of the students have already been vaccinated. Our vaccination coverage will cross three crore doses in few days. Many people have developed antibodies themselves. Permission has been given to reopen medical colleges. Higher education classes will also be started shortly. All educational institutions will be reopened in a phased manner and measures will be taken to ensure safety of childern. The matter will be discussed with the Chief Minister, said Sudhakar.
Five per cent of the total cases in the state are being subjected to genomic sequencing to look for new variants. Everything is being done scientifically. The information is shared with ICMR, said Sudhakar.
– Team Mysoorunews