12 pupils hospitalised after taking deworming drugs

12 pupils hospitalised after taking deworming drugs

Twelve students of Ginger International School, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, are in intensive care at the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETHA) after they were given de-worming drugs by the school authorities.

Reports say the school’s proprietor, and the principal were invited for questioning by the State Police Command just as the parents and guardians have become apprehensive.ginger school

The command’s spokesman, DSP George Okafor, who confirmed the incident said it was under investigation.


It was reported that anti-hermetic tablets, which was administered on the students were donated by one of the foreign development partners of the state, and the school authority did not obtain the consent of their students’ parents, and guardians before administering the drugs on their wards.

“These drugs are administered intermittently to de-worm students but we assure the public that the incident would be investigated and situation brought under control,” said Dr Daniel Umezurike, the state Commissioner for Health.

Ginger International Schools(pictured) is a Co-Educational institute comprise of Ginger nursery/primary and secondary School. The schools were established in 2002 and 2012 respectively, by a visionary man called Dr. Ginger Eke A.O.

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