The ISY Clinic

The ISY clinic has two doctors and a nurse and is open during school hours and at major events.

Meet the Team

Dr. Aye Myat Myat Mon

Doctor

Dr. Thandar Aung

Doctor (Part-Time)

Siddharta Nixon

Nurse

The ISY Clinic is situated on the 1st floor of the SAS building right where the SAS building connects with the A Building (the Elementary School).  It is open during school hours and major school events.

 

Update February 6th, 2020

Dear ISY Community,

Earlier this week, ISY increased the level on our coronavirus flu decision matrix from level 1 to level 2. This change required increased vigilance on our part through things like temperature checking at the gate, limiting visitors to our campus, regular deep cleaning of all classrooms, and similar measures. This level also permits regularly scheduled events for our community.

Based on our decision matrix, as well as data we had gathered, a few days ago we notified the community of our intention to move forward with having International Day on Saturday, 15 February. Following this announcement, we received several responses asking us to reconsider our decision. Though we still believed it was safe to hold the International Day celebration, we decided to conduct a survey to determine if there were a strong enough feeling in the community against holding the event to lead us to believe it would not be possible for this event to successfully take place. The results of that survey were split down the middle.

Since initiating the survey, we have continued to solicit as much information as possible around the subject of the coronavirus flu. We have reached out to sources within the CDC, the WHO, and various embassies. We have consulted with the Board of Trustees, members of the PA Board, and various parents and community members. We have also reached out to other international schools, as well as regional and international organizations. Considering the results of the survey, and the data and input we have received from various sources, we still believe we can and should move forward with International Day on the 15th, and will plan to hold this event. We have made this decision for the following reasons –

  • Transmission of the coronavirus requires contact with someone who is a carrier of the virus. The opportunity for this to happen during International Day is minimal with access limited to our community. We can further mitigate this by requiring all attendees to the International Day event to have a school ID card, or identification that can be matched to our records, by making sure there is a plentiful supply of hand sanitizer available during the day and at all country booths, and by providing gloves to be worn by all food handlers.
  • Our students have had a large number of events canceled recently that were beyond our control. We believe it is important we continue to make available to our students those events that are within our control.
  • We are a community. During times like this, it is important we come together as a community and support each other. Canceling events, and encouraging separateness and isolation when it isn’t necessary is not conducive to a strong community.

We realize there will be some people who do not agree with this decision. We encourage all families to examine the situation and decide for themselves whether or not attending the International Day is right for them. While we look forward to seeing most of you there, we know some people will choose not to attend. We understand and support them in that choice. That said, the event will be held for those who decide to be there.

Warm regards,

Dr. Gregory A. Hedger,
Director

Update – February 5th, 2020

Many thanks to the whole community for cooperating today with the screening which happened throughout the day. No fever was reported among anyone wishing to enter campus. We are staying at Level two on our action table in line with advice from International Health Authorities and will continue to screen anyone coming on to campus. In the last three days there have been no new cases of the virus reported in countries that do not already have it.  The security team have asked that people do their best to bring their IDs with them as it makes the process of entering campus much smoother. Anyone who needs an ID should contact the security team at the main gate.

Level two means that we are limiting access to non-members of the ISY community, however we are making arrangements for providers of after school activities to make sure of a minimum of disruption. Level two does not include the cancellation of ISY community events. We have received a few queries regarding International Day so would like to confirm that it will go ahead as planned.

We continue to monitor the situation and will send regular updates on the situation.

Additional Update – February 4th 2020

Since the earlier update,  ISY has received advice from the outside medical institution that has been advising us since the virus was first detected. One of their recommendations is that we move from our current status of Level 1 to Level 2.  This is a precautionary step to further safeguard the ISY community in light of the growing number of cases in other countries.  To date there are still no confirmed cases inMyanmar.  The ISY administration has decided to move to Level 2 starting tomorrow morning.

The additional precautions include the screening of anyone seeking access to the ISY campus including students, parents, and staff.  Screening will happen by a number of hand held electronic thermometers that do not touch the skin.  No visitors from outside the ISY community will be allowed on campus from tomorrow until further notice.

All events with other schools including sporting events and non-sporting events will be cancelled until further notice and emails will be sent to the parents of students involved in such activities directly.

Thank you for your understanding as we respond to this situation.  We will continue to update you regularly as the situation changes.

Coronavirus Update – February 4th 2020

The school continues to monitor the situation with regards to the virus and are in regular contact with both the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease and Control Prevention.  A reliable source for information regarding the virus is the World Health Organization website.

As previously mentioned, ISY has a table in place of actions we are taking depending on the risk level.  That table includes actions to be taken regarding campus access, after school activities and field trips, community events and the methods of teaching employed.  The risk level will change depending on things like the number of cases confirmed in Myanmar from reliable sources, attendance levels at school and the advice from international health authorities.

This week, in line with our continued status of Level 1, students are having lessons from the clinic on basic hygiene and hand washing.   Increased cleaning regimes are in place and continue to operate.  Thanks to the Service Learning Film Crew who have produced a handy video for the screens on best handwashing practices.

The clinic would like to remind parents that students with fever symptoms must NOT return to school until they have been without symptoms for 24 hours while not taking medication.

Latest Updates from the Clinic

Taking precautions around H1N1

Taking precautions around H1N1

At ISY we closely monitor any signs of viruses appearing in Yangon and as school begins, we want to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students. In an effort to be proactive in this regard, we want to inform you of the following precautions we are implementing for the start of school.