PANAJI: Considering that the spike in Covid-19 instances at Goa, the government’s decision to reopen colleges has to be assessed, stated Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte on Sunday. Khaunte reported it will be exceedingly hard to follow Covid protocols or stop rapid transmission among the pupils in college classrooms.
Expressing his apprehensions, Khaunte has appealed to main minister Pramod Sawant, who holds the education portfolio, to talk about the benefits and pitfalls of launching schools with parents and teachers.
“It will be exceedingly tough to make sure Covid protocols or interrupts a quick transmission potential amongst the pupils,” explained Khaunte. “I also have serious issues as a parent , about the government decision to start up schools particularly for 9th to 12th pupils”
The former revenue minister pointed out with the vast majority of Covid-19 patients being hospitalized, there isn’t any obvious method to keep students away from the virus. Khaunte concurred that regular courses are the most valuable for pupils but given that the spike in Covid-19 instances, regular courses pose a larger risk.
“I fervently advocate the chief minister to not rush into a decision. There is a need to mull over the advantages and disadvantages with all the teaching parents and community to invent a safe way to run normal courses, even if the same are completely unavoidable,” said Khaunte.
The Porvorim MLA also lauded health minister Vishwajit Rane‘s initiative to supply free Covid kits to people who opt for home quarantine. But, Khaunte reported he is also worried about the administration’s aims while dispersing the free drugs and gear.