Primary Teacher Allows Students to Share Needle to Prick Finger

Primary Teacher Allows Students to Share Needle to Prick Finger

A primary school teacher has been accused of breaching the basic hygiene practices. It has been reported that the teacher let schoolchildren share the same needle to prick their fingers to obtain blood samples.

After finding the negligence of the teacher, the WA Health Department has sent letter to the parents of the children, urging them to immediately meet the nearby hospitals to check blood-borne diseases.

It has been told that the South West primary school teacher was seen by his students pricking his finger to check the glucose level in his body. It has been told that the school teacher had diabetes and it was to check the glucose level on a daily bases. His students became curious to try the same method for themselves and were provided with the needle by the teacher.

The students who pricked their finger were in the age group of 5 to 8 years. Education Department Deputy Director-General, David Axworthy said that this negligence was not expected from the school staff. He further said, “Before the teacher returns to the classroom at the start of the term, he will be counseled about the inappropriateness of his actions”.

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