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Sick leave to be tracked

A SYSTEM has been set up to monitor sick leave at schools in order to better manage the outbreak of infectious diseases, the Shanghai Health Bureau said yesterday.

It is the city's first such network. It covers some 1,100 primary, secondary and vocational schools with about 860,000 students. A pilot trial has also been launched in 78 kindergartens, the bureau said.

The city has about 3,000 schools and kindergartens with about 1.6 million students.

The network will eventually be set up in all schools.

Under the network, all schools and kindergartens must report daily the sick leave of their students and teachers. The network will analyze symptoms, infectious diseases, trauma and other information. Health officials will focus on fever, symptoms of respiratory diseases, diarrhea and accidental injuries.

Reports on cases, or suspected cases, of severe infectious diseases will be investigated quickly, officials said.

Separately, half of primary and secondary school students suffer poor eyesight, the bureau said yesterday, National Eye Care Day.

About 27.5 percent of primary school students, 65.7 percent of middle school students and 83 percent of high school students have poor vision. Most students have myopia.

The Shanghai Health Bureau and Shanghai Education Commission launched an intervention program to renovate classroom lighting, provide eye tests and set up a student database for optical health.

Also yesterday, an international pediatrics department was established at Ren'ai Hospital in Xuhui District.


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