Nagpur: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been continuously sensitizing all its affiliated schools about the need of imparting first aid training to their staff and students on the account of which the board recently sent a circular to all affiliated schools in the city, reminding them of the need to train teachers in first aid. Without adding any new statement in the circular, the Board directed schools to adhere to the guidelines as it is directly connected with their affiliation status. A CBSE-manual now has 'First Aid' as a part of the subject of 'Disaster Management' and has become a component of eight co-curricular activities in the scheme of examination. As per the affiliation bye-laws of the Board, schools are also required to appoint health and physical education teachers who can deliver first Aid in schools and look after the various health care related programmes.
All the affiliated schools are again advised by the board to take up every necessary and possible step to provide a safe and healthy environment to students so that they may feel secure physically as well as emotionally after they get inside the school premises.