Health and Wellbeing--- ``Doctor On Call”
Happiness is nothing more than good health. The school has a well equipped clinic with a doctor and a nurse who are trained to handle general health problems and other emergency situations. Periodic health checkup is also taken up time to time to ensure a healthy environment for all.
DPS Meerut is engaged with some of the best health practitioners in the country who have come together to create a structured solution for health, safety and wellbeing of children in school and after school hours. The platform, called ``Doctor on call” also ensures a major saving of healthcare costs. It has brought specialists from leading hospitals such as Medanta, Fortis, Max, Sir Ganga Ram etc.
Health and Hygiene
Good Hygiene is the key part of quality living. Hygiene training is a part and parcel of the school and is given every level. Hygiene practices are employed as preventive measures to ensure good health. Sparkling cleanliness ensures quality and prevents the onset of disease causing organisms.
Another step in the direction is the provision for drinking water. Only R.O water is served for drinking purpose. The school cafeteria managed by a renowned caterer serves nourishing, wholesome snacks, meals and juices in hygiene. The menu is planned for its nutrition content and taste, for growing children, by a qualified nutritionist.
HEALTH IN MONSOON
Monsoon is humid and sweaty and this sweat does not evaporate easily due to the high humidity levels. And this high humidity condition prevents the body from releasing the heat so the body is continuously at a heated state. Therefore, keep yourself hydrated with adequate amount of water. Carry a water bottle with you even when you go outside.
Avoid temperature fluctuations. It can increase the risk of cough, cold and fever. Don't switch on the AC immediately or take a bath directly after your return drenched or sweating from the outside.
Monsoon is strange for skin-for some it can get extremely oily with acne breakouts and for others it can get extremely dry due to dehydration. So care for the skin- keep it clean and hydrated. You can hydrate dry and parched skin with honey and home remedies. Use a mild cleanser only, over cleansing can promote sebum production and make your skin excessively oily. Similarly, keep the scalp clean and dry. Damp and oily scalp can cause dandruff and infections.
The preventive vaccinations are a good way of protecting oneself against the preventable diseases. In addition to the routine vaccine, additional Vaccines for Hepatitis, swine flu and Typhoid are recommended.
Generally outside food and especially Street food can be unsafe during the monsoon season. At home as well food and water must not be kept in an open environment during the rainy season as it has high risk of contamination. The hygiene in school canteen in respect of cooking medium, water and food sanitation is important.
Stagnant water around the house during the monsoon season acts as a breeding ground for mosquitoes which increases the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses such as malaria, dengue fever etc. Use mosquito nets and mosquito repellent creams to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites. Wearing clothes that cover the body well also protects mosquito bites.
Use of loose clothing that covers legs and arms if helpful. It allows the skin to breath during high humidity and also protects against mosquitoes. Washed clothes take long to dry and can still remain damp.
Try to avoid the puddles and water filled potholes and if you must wade through dirty water then wear protective, if possible, water-resistant shoes and wash your feet thoroughly immediately after your return home from outside. Exposing your skin to this dirty water can lead to skin fungal infections and water-borne diseases. Must wash your feet or take a bath if you get drenched in the rain.