30 March 2023
How My First Skool prepares for health crises such as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)
Local Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) cases have continued to rise in 2023, with 25 people seeking treatment at the clinics per day in March. While this may understandably worry parents of infants and young children, parents can take comfort in knowing that My First Skool has a set of standard operating procedures for managing HFMD and other common infectious diseases.
These include frequent disinfection of the preschool centres and daily health checks for children. In an interview, Thian Ai Ling, General Manager of My First Skool, said “Post pandemic, the management of infectious diseases is part of our new normal. We designed emailers and posters on the safety measures, to educate our teachers and parents, so that they can do their part without worrying too much about the disease. Our teachers also instil good hygiene habits in children and maintain close contact with parents to prevent the spread of HFMD together.”
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