25 March 2020
Bhubaneswar: In order to strengthen its fight against coronavirus, the Union Government has planned to set up temporary medical or isolation camps at 570 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) across the country.
In a letter to Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories on Tuesday, MHRD Secretary Amit Khare emphasised on the need of temporary medical camps in various parts of the country.
He stated that infrastructure available in the JNVs, which are residential schools functioning under the MHRD, could be utilised for the purpose of setting up temporary camps for isolation or medical facility.
"The facilities available in the 570 JNVs functioning from their permanent buildings and which do not have any resident student at present, could be utilised for the purpose of setting up temporary medical facilities/quarantine camps for isolation," Khare added.
He suggested that the suitability of the available infrastructure could be assessed by the concerned District Magistrates who also head the Vidyalaya Management Committees.
Copies of the letter have also been endorsed to Commissioners of respective Navodaya Vidyalaya Samitis for issuing necessary directions to the Principals concerned to extend all cooperation to the District Administration in this regard.