Std 1 student succumbs to heart ailment at Jamshedpur School

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Jamshedpur, Oct. 15: A class I student of Shiksha Niketan, Telco died during the school hours after she complained of uneasiness on Tuesday.

Six year old Vaishnavi Jha, daughter of Tata Motors employee A. K. Jha and a resident of Telco N type quarter had gone to school but did not participate in the morning assembly as she was not feeling well. After assembly she complained of uneasiness and was brought to the school office by the support staff and was immediately rushed to the Tata Motors Hospital where the doctors declared her dead after initial check up.

According to Vaishnavi’s relatives, she was a cardiac patient and was undergoing treatment at the Brahmananda Multispeciality Hospital. The family had also taken her to Bengaluru for better treatment. Incidentally her brother had also died due to the same reason about 10 years ago when he was around the same age.

Principal of Shiksha Niketan Sumita Dey .

Principal of Shiksha Niketan Sumita Dey said that it was really sad news for them. “Though we had rushed her to the hospital as soon as she complained of uneasiness but the doctors declared her dead. She was a nice student and we feel sad on her demise,” said Dey.

District education department has taken serious view of the incident. District superintendent of education (DSE) Dilip Kumar said a showcause notice had been issued to the school. He said prima facie report on the incident revealed that the incident was recklessly handled by the school.

After the incident, the school management called off all the classes for today and sent the students home.  

District BJP spokesperson Ankit Anand said the incident was very sad and shocking. He reached Tata Motors Hospital around 9 am and consoled the relatives of the deceased. He later spoke to the DSE and requested him to issue necessary orders to make schools better equipped to handle such situations.

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