Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Punjab

Panghura, a cradle of hope for abandoned infants in kapurthala

Ashok Kaura | October 15, 2020 04:32 PM

KAPURTHALA:In a significant step to provide the new life to abandoned infants in kapurthala, a" Panghura" service has been started in the district today.The "Panghura" was set up at Sakhi One stop centre in civil hospital , Kapurthala, where care takers have been appointed to take care the little ones in cradle. A bell was installed with the cradle so the people would be able to ring it to aware the care takers about the new comers in cradle.

Launching this noble scheme in the district, Deputy commissioner Deepti Uppal said that " abandoning a child is a crime and if anyone wants to do so, we will appeal to them to leave the child in the pangura so that we can take care of them, ".

She said that the message going out to the community was simple that no child is unwanted, so do not throw her or him away.

She said thag Once the infant is in safe hands, he/she would be taken to a nearby civil hospital for a check-up and, if necessary, is given medical care. Later, after the necessary documentation is completed, he/she would be sent to state government’s list of Licensed Adoption Placement Agencies (LAPA).

The district administration has also launched a phone no 78146-76459 on which the people can inform about the abandoned childs and their identity would be kept secret.

Prominent amongst present on the occasion included SDM Sultanpur lodhi Dr Charumita, Civil surgeon Dr Surinder kumar , DPO Saneh lata.

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