Commission member Ranjana Prasad said, ’16 children have been identified who have lost their parents during the second wave.
The Delhi Child Rights Protection Commission (DCPCR) has identified 32 children orphaned in the national capital during the COVID-19 global epidemic. The head of the commission, Anurag Kundu, said that 10 such children have also been identified who have lost one of their parents due to the disease. He said that a survey was started in the beginning of this month to find out the victims of such a crisis.
Commission member Ranjana Prasad said, ’16 children have been identified who have lost their parents during the second wave. We are inquiring about them whether they need medical, ration, counseling, vaccination etc.
He said, ‘We are providing all the help they are asking for.’ Prasad said that the details of young children are being shared with their nearest Anganwadi centers.
Delhi government will bear the cost of orphaned children
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on May 14 that the Delhi government would bear the expenses of education and upbringing of orphaned children during the global epidemic. A senior official said that the government is also planning to give two and a half thousand rupees to such children every month and soon a proposal in this regard will be placed before the cabinet for approval. Kumar said that the results of the survey will be shared with the government.
The central government took up the responsibility of children
Children who have lost their parents due to corona. Now Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to take responsibility of such children on behalf of the government. These announcements include free education, health insurance, monthly stipend, and one-time lump sum assistance of Rs 10 lakh at the age of 23. Along with this, loans will also be given for higher education. The Prime Minister announced for such children that children are the future of the country and the country will do everything to help and protect children so that they develop properly and they become mature citizens in future.
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