Lagos provides first aid kits to 1,017 schools
The Lagos State government has provided 1,017 primary schools across the states with a first aid kit each.
The first aid kit that would be distributed by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Council contained iodine, paracetamol, moko lubricant, gloves, glucose and other medical supplies needed for administer first aid to injured students.
Speaking recently, during the presentation / distribution of the boxes to schools in Lagos, the President of LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, who was represented by the board member in charge of quality assurance, Mr. Dayo Israel , said children would now have access to health care at school.
“This is the start of equipping the infirmaries of our own schools. We are concerned for the safety of our children. We try to ensure that our children receive medical support. We will maintain them and use them for the safety of our children and our schools. Each school receives a box and disinfectants.
Another board member in charge of extracurricular activities, Ms. Sherifat Adedoyin, said efforts are being made to ensure that the government continually refills first aid boxes when the contents run out. She suggested that there were plans to train health workers periodically.
“Most of the schools I visited had nothing in their first aid kits, I found outdated medication. We will make a proposal to the government to continue training and retraining our health workers. We will train health officials from time to time. ”
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