In a first-of-its-kind move, hospitals in China have started setting up “homework zones” for students suffering from respiratory infections. The move has sparked a heated debate on social media, with some people arguing that it puts too much pressure on students to keep up with their school work even when they are sick. Others argue that homework zones are a valuable resource for students who want to continue learning even when they are sick. They say the zones can help keep students from falling behind in their learning and provide them with a sense of normality even during a difficult time.
The debate is likely to continue as more hospitals in China adopt homework zones. When making decisions about these zones, it is important to consider the needs of both students and their families.
As the state broadcaster reports video surveillance, Desks, chairs and IV stands have been set up in hospitals in eastern China so students can study while they are sick. Parents help their children with schoolwork, and hospitals provide a supportive environment for learning and recovery.
“I didn’t plan on letting my child do homework here. But since the learning atmosphere in the hospital is so good, I pushed my child to do his homework too,” a parent was quoted as saying South China morning post.
“My child had to do his homework this way because if he didn’t finish it, he would have to do a lot more when he returns to school after he recovers,” said another father.
“This is a social problem. “We ordinary families cannot change the unwritten rule that you must do your homework under all circumstances,” he added.
Meanwhile, China’s National Health Commission spokesman Mi Feng said on Sunday that the rise in acute respiratory illnesses was linked to the simultaneous spread of several types of pathogens, most notably influenza.
The surge became a global concern last week when the World Health Organization asked China for more information, citing an Emerging Disease Surveillance Program report on clusters of undiagnosed pneumonia in children.
China and the WHO faced questions about reporting transparency at the start of the pandemic, which emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019. The WHO said on Friday that no new or unusual pathogens had been found in the recent illnesses.
Source : www.ndtv.com