Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation is planning to set up a residential school for boys which will be the first of its kind in the city. This school will come up at Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Sarani in Bhowanipore area in south Kolkata.The school will have facility to lodge students for a duration of 12 hours from 6.30 am to 6.30 in the evening. There will be facilities for their bath, breakfast lunch as well as tiffin in the evening, before they return home. “There are a number of students in schools run by us whose parents leave for work early in the morning and return in the evening. After they leave these kids skip school and roam here and there. The parents will drop these kids in the school and we will take care of them through out the day. They will receive education as well as food and other facilities ,” said a senior official of the Education department of the civic body. The KMC will recruit non teaching staffs to take care of the kids after their school hours. There are two schools located at Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Sarani in Bhowanipore among which one school is entirely for boys. “KMC’s plan is to upgrade the boys school to residential facilities having a capacity to lodge 100 students,” the official added. A similar school with residential facilities for girls is being set up at Kashiswari Chatterjee Lane in ward 1 of the civic body. Work for the school has already started. KMC maintains a total of 257 primary schools in the city and the student strength is over 25,000. Most of the students studying in KMC schools hail from poor financial background. It may be mentioned that the infrastructure of KMC schools have witnessed a sea change, since it was taken over by the Trinamool Congress board in 2010. The Education department has introduced Hindi medium, Urdu Medium and English medium schools catering to the demand of the people in different localities in the city.
New Delhi: Thirty-six people have died due to heat-related ailments in the country this year till June 9, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey told the Lok Sabha on Friday.Citing data by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Choubey said 25 people died in 2018, 384 in 2017 and 1,111 in 2016 due to heat-related ailments. Responding to a question on whether the government has set up infrastructure in government hospitals to deal with patients suffering from heat wave-related problems, Choubey said the primary responsibility of heat wave management rests with the states and the state governments concerned are required to undertake necessary measures as per their relief codes/relief manuals. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FranceHe said they are required to set up infrastructure in government hospitals to deal with patients suffering from heat wave-related ailments. In 2016, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued guidelines for ‘Preparation of Action Plan Prevention and Management of Heat Wave’. The NDMA issued revised guidelines in 2017. The Health Ministry had also issued guidelines on ‘Prevention and Management of Heat-related Illness’ in 2015. All states, UT governments and ministries concerned are required to take the necessary action as per the guidelines issued by the NDMA, the minister said.
← Previous Story CL (Round 6): Medvedi win again, Kadetten beats Savehof Next Story → Battling GB Women lose out to Austria It took him long, but in his years every pain hurts more. The legendary right back of Iceland, Olafun Stefansson (39), finally made his debut for AG Kobenhavn after a very long break. Former EHF CL winner with Magdeburg and Ciudad Real, who also played two years in Rhein-Neckar Lowen, fulfilled the wish of his friend, the AGK owner, Jesper Nielsen, and played for the Danish champion. AGK won with 34:26 at the visit of Lemvig, and Stefansson scored 3 goals, and showed good form, which could be pretty useful for Iceland at the EHF EURO 2010.