A nurse should be stationed at the Cayon High School to monitor the students in the aftermath of high levels of mold.
This is the view of Dr Terrance Drew, the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party candidate for the area where the school is located.
Dr. Drew was a guest on Kyss 102.5 FM’s “Ask the Leader” on last night, September 3.
He advised parents and guardians on what symptoms to look for in students of the Cayon High School.
His call for an onsite nurse comes after the opening of the school for this new school year has been pushed back as the result of high level of mold within the school. The results of tests sent to Miami are pending following illness by teachers and mold in several areas since March this year.
Drew a Cuban-trained physician, who specialized in internal medicine in the United States, said mold in high concentration can become deadly to the human being.
“I call on the Ministry of Health to ensure that there is a school nurse who would be present during school hours to take care of the students. Students should have the opportunity to be examined, to be interviewed to ensure that they would not have any lasting health problems,” said Dr Drew, who called on the parents of the Cayon High School children “you have to demand this on behalf of your children from the Ministries of Education and Health.”
He advised parents or guardians to look for dermatological manifestations or skin problems which can be in the form of rashes, or allergic reactions within the skin which can be itchy or of a different color on the skin of the child either reddish or darker color to the skin.
Dr. Drew warned that if the mold reaches the lungs it can cause serious infection which can lead to serious respiratory problems and result in hospitalisation and in the worst case admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and if it progresses can lead to death if not treated early and effectively.