CMO reviews RTPCR tests conducted for Sainik School cadets

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JAMMU: As COVID restrictions on educational institutions are being eased by the UT Government of Jammu & Kashmir allowing schools to resume classes while strictly adhering to social distancing norms, Sainik School Nagrota recalled Class X and XII cadets on February 25, 2021 in the first phase and cadets of Class IX and XI reported back on March 5, 2021 in the second phase.
A comprehensive reception-cum-accommodation plan was prepared under the directions of Capt (IN) Vikrant Kishore supported by the Vice Principal Lt Col Pawan and the school staff to ensure safe intake of cadets returning to school from different states.
All cadets were intimated to get themselves tested and only cadets with COVID negative report plus parent’s consent were granted entry into the school.
Cadets of Class X and XII had initially been administered Rapid Antigen Test in which all of them tested negative.
However, in order to ensure absolute safety and eliminate chances of any lapse, RTPCR test was done for all cadets on Friday.
A team of Medical staff from J&K Health Department visited the school and took COVID Test samples of over 120 cadets. Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Jaipal Singh who is an alumnus of Sainik School Nagrota, personally visited his alma mater and reviewed the Test proceedings.
Interacting with the Principal, CMO assured all possible medical support to the school during these turbulent Pandemic times to create a healthy, hygienic, safe and COVID-free environment for cadets to continue their studies and forthcoming exams.

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