SICKNESS AND MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

Medication should be given at home whenever possible. However, if your child requires medication during the day, please make sure that you leave the medication and clear instructions with the school doctor or the office. The school will not dispense medication to a student without explicit parental consent.

Students should not be sent to school if they show signs of illness such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea etc. We want to avoid the risk of infecting others at school, so please be aware of your child’s health at all times. Children should be free of fever and pain for a full 24 hours before returning to school. During that 24-hour period, no fever-reducing medicine should have been given to ensure that the child is, indeed, fever free.

If a child falls ill at school or is found to have a contagious condition, the school reserves the right to send the child home until no further risk of contagion exists. Students found with lice or eggs in their hair will be asked to stay home for a minimum of three days. Upon their return to school, their hair will be checked by the school doctor before admission. Please understand that we take these precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Should a student become ill at school, the parents will be contacted to arrange transportation home. In case of a minor injury, first aid will be administered as needed by the school doctor, Vladimir Andovski. After treatment, the student will return to class and parents will be notified if further attention is needed.

In cases beyond minor injuries, qualified school personnel will apply emergency first-aid if needed. At the same time, parents will be called immediately for directions and treatment. If parents are not available, the school will contact the "Other Person to Contact in Emergencies" listed on the Application for Admission Form. If we are unable to contact anyone concerning a sick or injured child, and hospital care is appropriate, we will either call an ambulance or take the child to the Sistina Hospital. It is important that parents maintain current emergency contact information on file with the school as emergency room doctors will not treat injuries without the parents present.

Once the parents have been contacted and informed, a Medical Emergency Form will be provided with a summary of the injury and steps taken by the school. It will include the numbers that are also provided below:

Emergency Phone Numbers:

INSTITUTIONEMERGENCY PHONE
QSI International School of Skopje 02/ 3051-844
Special Hospital for Surgical Diseases “FILIP VTORI” 02/ 3091-500
SISTINA- ACIBADEM CLINICAL HOSPITAL 02/ 3099-500
Neuromedika 02/ 3130-000
075/ 402 000
Remedika 02/ 2603-100