MAPUSA: Congress MLA Adv Carlos Alvares Ferreira and Goa Pradesh Congress President Amit Patkar on Thursday called on the ten students of the Bicholim Higher Secondary School who were hospitalised at the Asilo District Hospital in Mapusa and expressed hope for their quick recovery.
Speaking after the visit the duo said that they were briefed of the incident and hoped that it would not recur.
“After hearing the incident in Bicholim we visited the students who were admitted to the Mapusa Asilo Hospital. Out of which eight are stable and two are still under observation. But I feel that the government needs to take cognizance of this because after speaking to the parents we have been told that this is the second incident over the last week,” Congress President Amit Patkar, said.
“This should not happen. We pray for the quick recovery of the students. The students go there to study and I feel that if students who are going to school to educate themselves are not safe then I do not know if there is anything more painful than this,” Patkar said.
“It is a very sad thing especially for it to happen in a school, because the school is not the place where they are expected to be assaulted like this. We hope that the school administration cooperates with the police to find out what happened. I only hope that children learn good values and come with good behaviour in school and if they are to do mischief, then not to do this kind of mischief where they hurt somebody, injure somebody or hospitalise somebody,” Adv Ferreira, said.
We are happy with the progress that has been indicated because the doctor has indicated that eight of them will be discharged and two of them are being kept under observation. So we are happy that nothing major has happened. This is the second incident. I think that the authorities will have to take this into account. We want this to be inquired especially since this is the second incident,” Adv Ferreira said.
“Children should be safe when they come to school. Parents should also feel safe when they send their children to a safe environment. The police can take it up. It is a juvenile instance and they can handle this well actively and get all the data and make sure these incidents don’t repeat,” he added.
“I hope they are discharged soon and I think the doctors are doing a good job,” he added.