A full- time school doctor and a school nurse run the school clinic. Their work focuses on preventive, curative and educative matters.
The preventive aspect involves keeping and updating a file for each student. Parents are required to fill a health status update at the start of each school year.
The curative aspect involves taking care of illness and accidents; sick students are reported to the clinic for treatment. The nurse checks the files for allergies etc. before deciding on appropriate care. If the student is sick and needs further treatment, the parents are contacted immediately for further measures. In case of a minor accident, the parents are notified either on the phone or by a memo informing them about the incident and the measures taken. Major accidents that require hospitalization are dealt with depending on the seriousness of the situation. Parents are notified at once and asked to accompany their child to the hospital for treatment. If the accident is so serious that the student requires immediate hospitalization, T.I.S personnel will take the student to the hospital and the parents will be asked to head straight to the hospital.
Please keep your child at home if he/she has:
- fever or has had one during the previous 24-hour period.
- a heavy nasal discharge.
- a constant cough.
- symptoms of a possible communicable disease. (These are usually sniffles, reddened eyes, sore throat, headache and abdominal pain plus fever).
Besides the preventive and curative measures, the clinic offers an educative aspect. Both, the doctor and the nurse are involved in class visitations, assemblies on hygiene, health issues etc. and on disseminating information on current health practises.