BENGALURU: The Karnataka authorities has determined to rehabilitate kids as much as the age of 18 years orphaned by the second wave of coronavirus and arrange particular pediatric Covid care centres in 30 districts of the state.
“The federal government is able to rehabilitate kids who have been orphaned by the second wave of Covid-19. Kids needn’t be afraid as we’ve got determined to arrange separate quarantine amenities in addition to hostels for these as much as 18 years,” Girl and Youngster Welfare Minister Shashikala Jolle mentioned at a press convention.
Jolle mentioned the federal government has arrange a helpline ‘1098’ and a senior IAS officer Mohan Raj has been appointed as nodal officer to make sure that such kids are taken care of.
In line with her, the division has recognized 4 circumstances the place kids are disadvantaged of parental care and require the division’s intervention.
These are, if father and mom die of Covid, if each father and mom are hospitalised, if any one among them dies of Covid or if one is lifeless and one other lives in a special space.
Jolle mentioned many schemes have been launched for kids orphaned by Covid akin to particular quarantine amenities for various age teams.
The division has additionally give you particular scheme for the remedy of Covid contaminated kids.
These are establishing separate Pediatric Covid care centres in 30 districts for the asymptomatic and particular care for kids with gentle to reasonable signs.
She additionally mentioned steps have been taken for the distribution of particular nutritious meals to households of Anganwadi beneficiaries and particular care to Anganwadi kids, pregnant and postnatal care of moms.
Relating to the division’s preparations to take care of a doable third wave, she mentioned, “After the specialists warned that the third wave will have an effect on younger kids, our division is already taking steps to mitigate the problem.”
In line with well being division officers, this yr over 15 kids died because of Covid within the second wave.