Nurse to accompany diabetic child to school

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 18 October 2019: The Dubai Police General HQ, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, has provided a diabetic four-year-old girl with a qualified nurse to accompany her to school.

The girl’s mother had reached out to a morning live show on a local radio channel to complain that her daughter’s school did not have a nurse qualified to deal with students suffering from chronic diseases.

In her heart-breaking complaint, the mother said the school had informed her beforehand that they couldn’t provide consistent medical check-ups of her child’s blood sugar level. Therefore, her daughter couldn’t be accepted since they cannot be responsible to either giving her insulin shots or keeping a constant eye on her medical conditions. The school then suggested that the mother or another relative accompany the girl to school every day, which was inconvenient to the working-mother who went live and sought help.

In response, Dubai Police contacted Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, who in return immediately provided an accompanying nurse with all necessary equipment to the diabetic child.

Brigadier Saeed Hamad bin Sulaiman Al Malek, Director of Al Rashidiya police station said that qualified nurses are needed at all kindergartens and schools to take care of people of determination and children with chronic conditions.