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(Ireland) "Over 3,600 asthmatic children return to school in Kilkeeny" ONE IN 5 KIDS!

Aug 24, 2017, Kilkenny (Ireland) People: Lack of inhalers in Kilkenny schools could cost a life http://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/kilkenny-news/266784/lack-of-inhalers-in-kilkenny-schools-could-cost-a-life.html As over 3,600 asthmatic children return to school in Kilkenny, the Asthma Society has warned that every school should have an asthma inhaler in their first aid kit in case of an emergency. However, two years after a new scheme was put in place by then Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD not a single school has received an emergency asthma inhaler under it. This, combined with some teachers’ reluctance to administer asthma medication, is putting children’s lives at risk. According to CEO Averil Power, “One in five Irish school going children (180,500) have asthma, so it is inevitable that many schools will have to deal with a student having an asthma attack at some point. ...