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Updated: August 13, 2013 23:16 IST

St. Paul’s puts new condition

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School principal wants parents to take responsibility if anything untoward happens to the child on the school premises

St. Paul’s High School wants the parents of the diabetic student, Tanishq Jaiswal, to give a written undertaking owning responsibility if anything untoward happened to the child on the school premises. But the parents refuse to oblige.

“Why should we give an undertaking? Our son is taking insulin injection for the last one year without any problem,” said Neeraj Jaiswal and Vaishali Jaiswal.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, school Principal, Bro. Sudhakar Reddy, said doctors contacted by the school had suggested that the boy was too small to administer the insulin himself and it could turn risky if the insulin dosage was taken less or more.

Therefore, from the health point of view the parents were told to admit the boy in a school where the number of students in a class was less so that a ‘closer check’ on his health could be done. But if the parents wanted their child to continue in St. Paul’s they were asked to give an undertaking owning responsibility if anything went wrong, Bro. Reddy said.

The parents maintained that Dr. Bipin K Sethi, who is treating Tanishq, was satisfied that the boy could take the injection himself.

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Is this Diabetic Racism?

I believe that every school may have a School Nurse where the boy could
be administered as per the requirement. Why undertaking document is
being asked, Why don't the school look into this matter more carefully,
this will help encourage the child and the reputation of the school.

We need to support all the children who has been deprived for their
education either due to their health or funds etc.

I humbly request to the school board and management to create an
Educationist example from this case incident.

from:  Mohammed Sayeed
Posted on: Aug 15, 2013 at 15:24 IST

How can a school deny the child of his education
only because he is diabetic....I really can't
understand..especially the reputed schools like
.where is humanity gone.../?I fully support tanishq
and his family.i really hope this little boy gts
justice and the school authorities realises their
mistake and develop the feeling of humanity and stop
being indifferent and insensitive towards this
little boy before it's too late..

from:  habeeba.t.khan
Posted on: Aug 15, 2013 at 00:03 IST

Really feel bad for Tanishq and his family. I give my support to
them.I really hope the management of St.Paul school realises it's
mistake of being indifferent and insensitive because they dont have
any right to ask the child to take T.C simply because he is
diabetic.It's really disgusting. If school authorities behave in such
a manner towards their students then from where will the students get
the support.At this time instead of creating problems for the child it
would be appreciable if they would have encourage the child to
overcome this problem.

from:  Habeeba.T.Khan
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 23:15 IST

As a principal, his duty is to be exactly opposite of what he has so far been. One of his duties is to make all students feel at home when they are at school. That's a big ask in general from schools in India today and this principal in particular. It wouldn't be surprising if he turns out to be vindictive against this kid and fails him in his studies or creating more trouble for the kid in future.

from:  Sanjay Karnam
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 19:32 IST

Why can't the school have a nurse? There are a lot of
little kids in the school that are prone to sickness and
injury at any given time and it makes perfect sense for the
school to hire a certified nurse during school hours. I
think this is the simple solution to the current situation.
Asking the kid to take transfer certificate by the school
authorities is not right and the school owes equal
responsibility towards the students as the parents. St.
Paul's School cannot shun Tanishq just because of his
physical condition. That is morally and ethically wrong and
is definitely against what a christian missionary
organization stands for! Please do the right thing and help
this innocent kid lead a normal life.

from:  aman saeed
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 18:08 IST

The parents saying that their child is taking insulin by himself and doctor certified that their child can take insulin injections by himself(boy) does not fit into the framework of law.Many kids know driving of a car. It does not make legal.Reporting the incident to the Medical counsil of India, the Doctor will be taken to task.Let the parents realise that they are on the wrong side of the rule book.The school has definitely done its home work and obtained legal opinion before taking action.

from:  K S REDDY
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 09:49 IST

The parents cannot eat the cake and have it too. They should give the required undertaking.
A young boy taking injections on his own is risky. The parents should give the undertaking so
that the school is not blamed later on. Alternately they should appoint a qualified person to
come at regular times and give the boy his injections.
The parents are being unreasonable in this case.

from:  S N IYER
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 09:48 IST

Having tarnished the schools reputation by the callous inconsiderate behavior of the Principal ,the school authorities are now trying for a way out.Instead of remedying the blunders they are now harassing the poor parents.The DEA and other responsible authorities should step in and take stern action.

from:  Dr.Arjun Prrasad
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 09:22 IST

The boys parents are not bothered about their son"s health or studies .
It seems that the parents of this are not owning responsibility for
their son . If something bad happens to their son in school ..the
parents are responsible and not the school . This issue...I think is
politically motivated to tarnish the image of the school.

from:  kvenkataramam
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 07:06 IST

St. Paul's High School's website says - "St. Paul's fully endorses the ideal 'Education is the harmonious development of all our faculties' and works feverishly to achieve this aim. Education should give the young the right direction. One can declare proudly that St. Paul's has not lagged behind in fulfilling this invaluable aim of education. The quality of its alumni speaks of the school's high moral and academic standards and thousands of students who have passed through the portals of this great institution will bear testimony that their Alma Mater has made men out of them men who could rise to any occasion and face any challenge. The school, as in the past, will continue to build and strengthen character that will not crumble when tested in the crucible of time."
Now, my only question is, are these kids that become lucky men in future have a prequisite that they have to be immune to any type of diseases or else they get thrown out of St. Pauls's High School?

from:  Abhijeet
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 04:03 IST
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