Orlando: Indian student Prajop, who came from Kuwait to visit NASA and had an accident in the swimming pool, is fighting for his life. Doctors in the United States have been desperately trying to save the child for the past week. In the meantime, the school authorities left the place leaving the student who was in critical condition in the hospital.
Prajop is a 12th class student of Indian Central School, Kuwait. A group of sixty students and six teachers came to America to see the NASA research curiosities. They were staying at a hotel in Orlando. On the morning of November 23, Prajop had an accident while bathing with other children in the swimming pool. Doctors say that Prajop must have been under the silver for ten to fourteen minutes. Teachers were there at that time. The child could not be taken out quickly. A video has surfaced of teachers standing by while a child is lying under water.
The child was in critical condition when the police and fire force took him to the hospital. Doctors are making great efforts to save Prajop’s life.
Meanwhile, the group of teachers left the place leaving the child in the hospital. At the time of Prajop’s admission to the hospital, 2 teachers were assigned to supervise the affairs. After that four other teachers and a group of students went back to Kuwait. But soon after, the two teachers who were in charge of looking after the child went back to Kuwait without informing anyone.
School authorities have the duty and responsibility to ensure the safety of every student brought for a NASA visit. It was criticized that the teaching team left a child fighting for his life on the road without following it. There is a strong protest among the Indian community in America against the action of the school authorities. Prajop’s treatment is now under the supervision of Indian social workers in America.
The Indian community has collectively raised more than $40,000 so far for Prajop’s treatment. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and Indian Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan are also making necessary interventions to ensure the child’s treatment. Prajop is a resident of Kallikulam in Radhapuram taluk, Thivanelveli, Tamil Nadu. Prajop attended Indian Central School because his parents were working in Kuwait.