Lagos provides first aid boxes for 1,017 schools
The Lagos State Government has provided 1017 primary schools across the states with a first aid box each.
The first aid box which would be distributed by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board had iodine, paracetamol, moko lubricant, handgloves, glucose and other medical supplies needed for administering first aid to injured pupils.
Speaking recently, at the presentation/distribution of the boxes to the schools in Lagos, the LASUBEB Chairman, Mr Wahab Alawiye-King, who was represented by board member in charge of Quality Assurance, Mr Dayo Israel, said children would now have access to healthcare at school.
“This is the beginning of equipping sickbays in our own schools. We are concerned aboutthe safety of our children. We try to see that our children receive healthcare support. We will maintain and use them for the safety of our children and our schools. Every school gets one box and sanitisers.”
Another board member in charge of Co-curricular Activities, Mrs Sherifat Adedoyin, said effort was being made to ensure that the government continuously refill the first aid boxes when the contents get exhausted. She hinted that there was plan to also train health officers periodically.
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“Most of the schools I visited had nothing in their first aid boxes, I found expired drugs. We will make proposal to government to continue to train and retrain our health officers. We will train health officials from time to time.”