At Bishop Scott Senior Secondary Girls’ School the well being of our students and staff is of utmost importance. We believe in providing comprehensive care for all. The school provides nursing services to students and staff members to maximize general health and wellness. The school infirmary is equipped with four beds and all the necessary equipments and facilities to address the immediate health needs while in school. A qualified and experienced nurse is available on campus to manage and assess any health issues that may arise during school hours. In case of indisposition/injury/mishap, the school shall provide First Aid to the students and parents will be promptly informed. In the event of an emergency requiring medical attention, the student will be shifted to the nearest hospital with which the school has a tie-up, that is, Metro Trauma Hospital, and parents will be informed of the same. (After shifting to the hospital, parents have to bear the medical expenses themselves).
A comprehensive medical record of each student is maintained by the school nurse. The school conducts a health check once a year. The children go through a dental, ophthalmic and ENT check-up. If the doctor is of the opinion that a child needs special medical attention, the parents are informed of the same.
Students, who require health care during school hours, will be sent to the School Infirmary with teacher’s signature on the School Infirmary Record.
All parents are requested to impart health education to their children. This is important so that they:
- Maintain personal hygiene such as trimming of nails and being neat on a regular basis;
- Exercise regularly;
- Sleep for at least eight hours daily;
- Have a balanced diet, nutritionally rich;
- Drink water which is either boiled or filtered (all students are advised to bring their own water bottles from home) ;
- Avoid consumption of ice-creams, other eatables from road-side vendors/kiosks;
- All children should also be dewormed at least once every year, on the advice of the family physician; and
- Immunisation should be completed on a timely basis:
- Oral Polio*
- Measles / MMT
- Tetanus – Booster dose to be given between 7 – 16 years of age and also to be given if injured
- Typhoid – every 2/3 years (with oral medicine / injections)
- Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Chicken Pox
- Observe the prescribed period of quarantine while suffering from diseases such as Chicken Pox, Cholera, Measles, Mumps, Whooping Cough, and Jaundice
The medical history of the student must be filled by the parents in the space provided in this Almanac, along with the treatment and the medicines prescribed by the concerned doctor. Parents are also advised to keep the School Infirmary informed about medical/health problem(s) which may have developed during the academic year. Parents are not supposed to send medicines along with the child without prior permission from the Principal / Vice Principal. Students who borrow uniform, from the school infirmary must return it after cleaning it on the next working day. If the borrowed uniform is not returned on the due date a fine @Rs 10/- per day will be charged. If a student takes crepe bandage, a new crepe bandage has to be given to the infirmary for maintaining hygiene.
*to be completed before entry to the School