THE Education Department is to decide whether all physical education teachers should have first-aid qualifications after an eight-year-old girl died during a ball game at school. Kwok Mui-yee, a Primary Three student at St Mary's Canossian School, Tsim Sha Tsui, with a record of heart problems, collapsed on Tuesday during the game and never regained consciousness. Four other secondary students, including a 12-year-old girl with a history of heart problems, were admitted to hospital yesterday after fainting or complaining of dizziness. Queen Elizabeth Hospital's chief-of-service at the Accident and Emergency Department, Dr Yip Sai-hang, said Mui-yee might have been saved had she been given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and cardiac massage immediately after collapsing. Education Department Principal Inspector (Physical Education) David Kan Wing-kay said the initial inquiry into the accident completed yesterday found the school had taken appropriate emergency measures during the accident. 'The inquiry also found the amount and type of physical exercises given to students were appropriate,' Mr Kan said. He said the teacher in charge of the exercises was a qualified physical education instructor, but they had to verify if the teacher also possessed first-aid qualifications. Mr Kan said they would undertake a review to see if first-aid qualifications, which are not a requirement for physical education teachers, should be made compulsory. 'But each school is required to have two teachers with first-aid qualifications at present,' Mr Kan said. He said present safety guidelines on physical education would also be reviewed. At present, all schools are required to ask parents if their children are fit to attend physical education lessons; Mui-yee's parents raised no objection. The worst affected of the students yesterday was a Primary Six girl with a heart problem. Cheung Yin-ting, 12, of Sheung Shui Wai Chow Public School, collapsed in the playground at about 12.30 pm shortly before she was due to return to class. Her mother told police that Yin-ting suffered a heart condition. A teacher at the school said they were aware of the situation but had not been told to keep her from PE classes. The teacher said the girl had undergone surgery and it was not the first time she had fainted at school. She was taken to Pok Oi Hospital in an unconscious state. When she arrived, she regained consciousness and was later sent to the Prince of Wales Hospital. Secondary Three student Ng Ka-ho, of Pak U Middle School in Yuen Long, fainted in the playground at 9.30 am. Ka-ho, 14, was last night in a satisfactory condition at Tuen Mun Hospital. In Tsuen Wan, a Form Five student, Ho Ka-yee, of Liu Po Shan Memorial School, felt dizzy while attending a chemistry lesson at about 10 am. She was admitted to Yan Chai Hospital in fair condition. The fourth victim was a Form Two girl of Caritas Chan Chun Ha Prevocational School. She felt unwell while attending an English lesson yesterday morning.