In a private school bus' first aid box in Sector 56, Gurugram, expired antiseptic lotions and medicines were discovered, along with a packet of men's condoms, during a routine government inspection on Thursday, officials said on Friday.
Gurugram: In a private school bus’ first aid box in Sector 56, Gurugram, expired antiseptic lotions and medicines were discovered, along with a packet of men’s condoms, during a routine government inspection on Thursday, officials said on Friday.
The discoveries were made when an inspection team led by Badshahpur subdivisional magistrate Satish Yadav arrived at the school’s Sector 56 campus to conduct safety checks on its buses.
The squad, which included Sohna subdivisional magistrate Jitender Kumar, discovered that 27 pupils were crammed into a bus that was only intended for eight. Additionally, he discovered that the school was functioning without any recognition.
According to school officials, condoms were discovered on only one of the school’s 11 buses, while another contained expired medications, including an antiseptic lotion with an expiry date of February 2021. An officer remarked, “Another item was a strip of painkiller tablets with an expiry date of 2020 printed on it.”
According to officials, a third bus lacked safety grills on its windows.
In a meeting on road safety on Friday, Gurugram deputy commissioner (DC) Nishant Kumar Yadav was informed of the inspection team’s findings. “The finding of the male contraceptives on a school bus will amount to criminal action. I will have the matter inquired into.”
The DC further added that 20 private school buses were searched between December 1 and December 22. The authorities concluded that seven school buses were guilty of not following the safety rules.
He also urged the officials to seal the school premises, where 27 students were forced into an 8-seater bus, and also lodge an FIR against the school administration.