COMMITTEES


HEALTH & SANITATION COMMITTEE

OBJECTIVES:

School Sanitation and Hygiene Education is globally recognized as a key intervention to promote children’s right to health and clean environment and to influence a generational change in health promotion, behavior and attitudes. It is now known that not only the quality of teaching but also the Environment, especially the availability of safe drinking water and sanitation together with good hygiene practices, influence learning.

PROCEDURE:

Protecting the health of all Children and people in school is essential from a public health point of view. The promotion of basic hygiene is very important in these local institutions. It is considered to be an extension of healthful housing. The satisfaction of Students' physiological and psychological needs, and protection against infections and accidents, depend on the way hygiene is promoted in our school. It is possible for School to be the focal point for epidemic diseases such as diarrhoea and measles due to poor hygiene.

DUTIES:

☛ Adequate classroom space to avoid crowding.

☛ Classrooms with adequate daylight and ventilation

☛ Classrooms that protect students’ vision through the appropriate distance between the blackboard and the first line of seats.

☛ Dimensions of desks and chairs that match the students’ physical development.

☛ The location of the school should be free from any potential physical and chemical hazards (e.g. free from noise and air pollution).

☛ Playing areas for physical exercise.

☛ Drinking taps and hand washing basin arrangements in a school.

☛ Waste bins/buckets in each classroom and teacher’s office. Waste bins may be placed in the school compound.

☛ Waste disposal pit at an appropriate location.

☛ They must be located away from the classroom in order to avoid interfering with the students’ learning process.

☛ There must be hand washing facilities near the latrine.

☛ There should be separate latrines for male and female students. Latrines for teachers must be separated as well.

☛ There must be a bucket with water and a jug inside female latrines.

☛ Latrines should be hygienic to use and easy to clean.

☛ Students personal hygiene like

☛ Clothing should be neat and clean

☛ Hair should be neatly oiled and combed

☛ Feet nails to be trimmed appropriately

☛ Finger nails to be trimmed appropriately

☛ Teeth properly brushed and free from germs.

☛ Liquid and semi-liquid wastes (placenta, blood, vomit, secretions) must be disposed of in a placenta pit.

NORMS TO BE FOLLOWED:

Committee members should ensure the below points are monitored on regular basis.

☛ Institutional hygiene in schools

☛ It is important we meet basic sanitation requirements, including: water supply, personal hygiene, provision of latrines and proper waste management.

☛ School hygiene and sanitation are especially important because children spend a great deal of time at school and they need a healthy environment to learn and grow, physically, mentally and socially.

☛ Sanitary inspection of public institutions is a method for identifying hygiene and sanitation problems. It can also be used to inform the design of strategies for improvement.

☛ Students personal hygiene to be monitored regularly.

Committee members:

1. Shri. K. Venkateswaran, Principal - Committee Chairman

2. Smt. P. Devi Arun, Vice Principal

3. Shri. J. Jayaprasath, Manager

4. Shri. A. Bakrudeen, System Administrator

5. Smt. K. Sujithra, Teacher

6. Smt. G. Keerthana, Teacher

7. Smt. D. Krithika, Teacher


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