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Problems Faced By Orphanages, Old Age Homes & Centre For Disabled Persons Due To COVID: Patna HC Directs State To Create Helpline Number
News UpdatesProblems Faced By Orphanages, Old Age Homes & Centre For Disabled Persons Due To COVID: Patna HC Directs State To Create Helpline Number Sparsh Upadhyay26 April 2021 5:11 AMShare This – xThe Patna High Court last week directed Government of Bihar to forthwith create a dedicated Toll-Free Help Line number for dealing with the problems arising out of the pandemic (Corana-Virus) as may be faced by The Orphanage(s); Old Age Home(s); and Centre for disabled persons set up within the State of Bihar The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar was informed by the State of Bihar it had promulgated Regulations termed as Bihar Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, and the officers under the said Regulations were appointed to deal with all issues and problems arising as a result of the Pandemic (Corona Virus) prevalent in the State of Bihar. It was also informed to the Court that there were separate and dedicated Toll-Free Help Line numbers dealing with the issues of (i) Orphanage(s); (ii) Old Age Home(s); and (iii) Centre for disabled persons On the other hand, the Union of India submitted before the court that the State must involve and engage the Civil Society in dealing with the current problems. In this backdrop, the Petitioner submitted before the Court that in the current times and circumstances, it was prudent and appropriate that another Toll-Free Help Line number was set up specifically dealing with the problems faced by these Institutions/Sectors. Agreeing with this suggestion, the Court directed the Principal Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Government of Bihar to come up with such a dedicated helpline. Importantly, the Court also clarified that it shall be open for any one of the members of the Civil Society/NGOs/CSOs to approach the District Magistrates/authorities constituted under the Regulations, 2020 for rendering all help in the form of material and/or human resources. The Court further remarked, “We are sure that such request shall be considered expeditiously, accounting for all prevalent factors and attending circumstances. There cannot be any mutual distrust in helping the needy, for after all the Government itself has called upon the general public for rendering help, be it in whatever form.” Lastly, the Registrar General of the Court was asked to ensure that a copy of all the orders be positively (for getting the needful done) sent to:- The Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar, Principal Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Government of Bihar, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority Secretary, Disaster Management, Government of Bihar, Each one of the District Magistrates of all the Districts in the State of Bihar, Petitioner, and Learned counsel for the parties. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsHelpline Number Orphanages Old Age Homes COVID -19 COVID Crisis Patna HC Patna High Court Bihar Government Civil Society Next Story
In a press statement released during his visit to the Central American nation’s capital, Guatemala City, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake voiced concern for the welfare of an estimated 5,800 children still languishing in institutions throughout the country with little or no access to their families or alternative care. “All children need the love and nurturing only a family can give no matter how good and caring the institution. And while it’s encouraging to see the signs of progress in both nutrition and protection, if we fail to sustain it, we leave a generation at risk,” Mr. Lake declared. “We cannot let the immensity of the problems discourage us from making progress – nor let the progress create complacency. We must accelerate it,” he added. Mr. Lake, however, pointed to “encouraging signs of progress,” including the creation of special courts to hear cases of violence and abuse in high crime regions of the country. Moreover, he noted that an increasing number of children were leaving institutions and being reunited with their families. “There is greater agreement to resolve adoption cases with clear targets and to prevent children being institutionalized,” a news release issued by UNICEF confirmed. During his trip to Guatemala, Mr. Lake also visited the city of Totonicapán, where he witnessed first hand ongoing efforts to reduce the country’s levels of malnutrition. According to UNICEF statistics, Guatemala has the sixth-highest malnutrition rates in the world, with 49 per cent of children under five chronically malnourished or stunted. In meetings with the President of Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, the Executive Director praised the country’s efforts to reduce its chronic under-nutrition by 10 per cent by 2015, adding that the UN would help the country accelerate its progress and build “robust child protection systems.” “Food alone is not a guarantee to being well nourished,” said Mr. Lake. “Good nutrition lies at the heart of progress. Simple, cost-effective packages like breastfeeding, micro-nutrients and hand-washing can unleash the potential of children to learn and earn and for a nation to succeed.”