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Sampling And Testing Exercise In Educational Institutes In Punjab

Sampling And Testing Exercise:School Education Department Punjab has issued a notification dated on 10th September 2020 in connection with “Sampling And Testing Exercise In Educational Institutes” and directed to all Chief Executive Officers(CEOs) in Punjab that National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had directed to School Education Department Punjab to  carry out COVID-19 testing exercise in selected educational institutions starting from the day of opening of schools i.e. September 15th, 2020.

Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department had requested for data which has been shared with them. The Department has shortlisted 372 schools, including Madaaris, from all districts for rotational sampling based on the criteria provided by NCOC (Annexure A).

District Health Authorities (DHAS) concerned will train the district level staff of School Education Department for sample collection and data entry before the institutes re-open. Samples will be collected from the institutes on daily basis for analysis. CEOs (DEAs) will act as Focal Persons for collection and transportation of samples, working in liaison with respective District Administrations and DHAs (Annexure B).

It is requested to ensure all necessary arrangements in liaison with the concerned District Administration and DHAs and act accordingly due to sensitivity of the matter.



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