A Bahraini lawmaker, Mr. Bader Al Dossary, has submitted a proposal demanding the government to urgently provide more male and female nurses at all public schools in the Kingdom.
The lawmaker stated that there is a shortage of health staff at schools due to the retirement of many of them within the early retirement scheme that was recently launched by the government.
Mr Al Dossary said that the implementation of his proposal would contribute to the protection of students and curbing the spread of diseases among students.
“This proposal, in case the government responds to it and is implemented by the Ministry of Health, which is concerned with providing a nurse in all public schools with the provision of the necessary equipment of first aid and others, would enhance school health and protect students safety,” the MP commented.
Mr Al Dossary added, “This would also reduce pressure on health centres and hospitals, as well as reduce the frequent absences of students due to transmission of diseases and infection and eliminate them before spreading in schools, which will contribute to increase the healthcare provided to citizens, which is guaranteed by the Kingdom’s Constitution and the government’s action plan.”