(MENAFN- The Peninsula)
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) affirmed that the 'Safe Return to School' campaign, which was launched on August 29, coinciding with the beginning of the new school year 2021-2022, has achieved great and outstanding success in terms of enhancing efforts to protect students, as well as the teaching and administrative staff in schools, in the framework of combating the pandemic.
The corporation said that the campaign has targeted all the 279 government schools, and it included all age groups (kindergarten, primary, preparatory and secondary schools), as well as school workers, staff and parents. It recently updated the school-health protocol on the precautionary measures for health and safety during the pandemic in schools.
Head of School Health Department at PHCC Dr. Layla Al Dahnaim said that the main goal of the campaign, which is set to end tomorrow under the slogan 'Defying COVID-19 With a Safe Return', focused on the most important precautionary measures to prevent COVID-19 as well as the spread of infection among students and school workers, in addition to the importance of providing the necessary health awareness regarding the most common communicable and infectious diseases among students.
She explained that in order to reach the largest possible segment of students and parents in schools, many activities and awareness lectures for students were activated to promote and raise health awareness among students about the most common diseases, and methods of preventing the infections.
She also pointed out that the campaign included various events, such as interactive informative lectures suitable for all target age groups, presenting videos on healthcare tips and messages, and distributing brochures and informative posts via e-mails and social media, in addition to other entertaining and educational activities.
A number of school principals confirmed the great success of the campaign, despite the challenges facing the school community in particular during the pandemic, praising the efforts made by its organisers and participants in order to bring the school community to a healthy and safe environment for all.
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