KAAC, via an official notification informed that education institutes, both formal and informal will remain closed for five days in November. The decision has been taken in light of an impending epidemic.
The notification further mentioned that schools and colleges falling within Diphu Municipal Board and Greater Diphu Town area will remain closed on November 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
It read, “In view of the alarming surge in Dengue cases and in pursuance to Jt Director's letter vide No. NHM/K-Ang/Office Order/2022/330/Part-IV/S5274, Dated Diphu the 06/11/2022 and as preventive measures against impending epidemic, therefore all educational institutions both Govt and private, etc from Non-formal Pre-schools (Anganwadi) to colleges falling within Diphu Municipal Board and Greater Diphu Town area, shall remain closed on 7 9 10 11 & 12th of November, 2022.”
It may be noted that as on Wednesday, three people had died in Diphu amid a surge in Dengue cases in the region. All three deceased were patients undergoing treatment at the Diphu Medical College and Hospital.
Moreover, the health condition of three out of 22 other patients who were admitted at the hospital was critical.
In addition, a state medical expert team has been lodged at the hospital. Authorities are taking all measures to prevent the further spread of the viral disease.