Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Chandigarh Administration Reply on" Girls used by mother or disregarded by Admn"

Chandigarh, June 8:- The Chandigarh Administration has refuted the charges made in the news item “Girls used by mother or disregarded by Admn.” in a local daily. The Director Social Welfare, UT, Chandigarh, said that the said news item was misleading and not based on the facts. The Administration is already engaged in providing shelter to the abandoned girl child in Nari Niketan as the Chandigarh Administration has already declared the Nari Niketan, Sector 26, Chandigarh as Children Home for the reception of neglecting female juvenile in UT, Chandigarh, vide a administration notification. A Juvenile Home is also coming up at Sector 25, Chandigarh and the building is in the process of completion and the same will be competed within a span of two months. It will cater the male juvenile and female juvenile separately. The Director Social Welfare stated that the correspondent did not consult the concerned department i.e. Social Welfare Department, UT, Chandigarh before filing the news storey. This is a sensitive side and the correspondents are expected to behave in the same manner. The news is quite old and the administration has already taken care of the issues involved. Baby Pooja and Bhawna were found one year back in a abandoned conditions and both of them given shelter at Bal Niketan and were later sent back to their parents long back. It has been learnt that now they are living with their parents at Zirakpur (Punjab) and hence the jurisdiction of UT Chandigarh is not applicable there. The news also depicted that the father of the children is suffering from Tuberclosis of the bone marrow and requires medicine worth Rs. 630/- every three days. Chandigarh Administration has one T.B. Hospital at Sector 22 where the patients can go and have free check up and even in certain cases free medicine are also provided for T.B. cases.
Chandigarh Desk


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