Several school girls who fell unconscious during an anti-dengue fumigation campaign at their school were once again readmitted to hospital earlier today.
Parents of the affected school girls said their children were facing problems breathing. The parents also complained about the lack of doctors and oxygen tanks at the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Jand.
“24 hours have passed and the girls are still suffering. There is no one to inquire about them,” said one of the parents.
On Thursday, 120 students from the Government Girls High School Jand were brought to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital after they fell unconscious during the anti-dengue fumigation process at their school.
The affected students said the fumigation was carried out during recess time; however, the intensity of the spray was so severe that they started suffocating and passed out.
Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif called for an inquiry report into why the fumigation took place without proper safety measures.
A call attention notice was submitted in the Punjab Assembly over the incident by Opposition Leader Mehmood-ur-Rasheed.