Sindh assembly for supply of clean water to schools

Karachi: Sindh assembly members here Monday stressed that clean water should be supplied to government schools to save the schoolchildren from waterborne diseases, besides proper washrooms should be provided to schools, especially the girls’ schools.

They raised these points on supplementary questions to a question of Nusrat Bano Seher Abbasi that 41 students and 3 teachers had fell unconscious after drinking poisonous water in government primary school Saleh Pat near Sukkur in June 2013.

However, education minister Nisar Khuhro said it was an old matter and the hand-pump of the said school is replaced and now there is no such complaint.

However, the members pointed out that there are a lot of such government schools that do not have proper water supply and facilities of washrooms. They stressed that water and washroom facilities to provided to the girls’ schools on priority.

When a member asked what was the disease due to which 41 students and 3 teachers had fell unconscious, the speaker in lighter mood observed that the disease was the faulty hand-pump of that school, which was removed and replaced.

When one member asked if the doctors recruited by the government to serve in schools attend their duties or are called from their homes when emergency situations arise in schools, the minister said they do not attend their duties and are summoned when needed.

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