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Committee to examine medical facility in Akriti's school

The inquiry committee formed to investigate the death of a teenaged girl in a private school in the city will examine whether proper medical facilities were available in the school or not.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2009 15:45 IST

The inquiry committee formed to investigate the death of a teenaged girl in a private school in the city will examine whether proper medical facilities were available in the school or not.

A member of the probe committee formed by the Delhi government said private schools should have facilities, which include a medical room to provide first aid.

The official said schools are bound to provide medical facilities as they collect medical fees from the students.

Akriti Bhatia, a student of Modern School Vasant Vihar, died on Monday on the way to hospital after she suffered an asthma attack.

Following protest by parents and fellow students who blamed the school authorities for death of the 17-year-old, Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely ordered an inquiry to look into all aspects of the incident.

"We will examine whether the school had the basic minimum medical infrastructure," the official told PTI.

"In fact the schools should have proper oxygen mask considering the high level of pollution in the city," he added.