Health and Well Being:
Nurturing a healthy mind and body
How many beds do you have in the Infirmary?
We have 12 beds in the general room and 4 beds in isolation. We use them for contagious cases like chicken-pox,
measles, mumps etc.
Who are the attending doctors?
We are closely associated with some of the well known doctors of the city. They visit us when needed or we take the child to see them
in their hospital/clinic whenever necessary. If for any reason a specialist is required, they refer us to a doctor
Is there nursing staff?
Yes, we have 2 medical sisters on our staff to administer daily medication or to treat minor aches and pains, falls, nicks, cuts or bruises.
What do you do in case of an emergency or very high fever or severe diarrhoea?
The doctors handle all emergencies and severe cases and we inform the parents immediately. If the parent chooses to take
the child home, they can certainly do so. However, we have children who live far away, and several are from Nepal, so,
just like you would do at home, with the doctor’s advice and prescriptions, we take care of the children till they
recover completely. We keep the parents informed regularly.
Do the children get vaccination in school?
Vaccinations are the parents' responsibility. In your application for the boarding, you’ll receive a medical form which
is to be filled by your physician, stating that all vaccinations and blood tests are complete. You need to submit that
form before your child is accepted into the boarding.
Do children get sick often?
Not more than what is normal for growing children. As you know, getting sick occasionally is part of growing up and it
helps build their immunity. Children tend to get sick more often than adults mainly because they haven’t yet built up the
necessary immunity to the host of viruses out there. Plus, they spend time with other children who are similarly
starting out on the path to immunity. When kids cough and sneeze, germs end up on their hands and are spread when
they touch each other (which they do a lot!), so, yes, children are bound to catch the normal cough and cold or
fevers especially with the changing season or flu or virus that may be going around.
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