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30 kids orphaned by Covid in Haryana

Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, Might 31

A 29-day-old lady in Rohtak misplaced her dad and mom to Covid in Might. The yet-to-be-named lady and her brother, who research in Class II, are being taken care of by their grandmother.

In Sirsa, an LKG scholar and her two sisters — one in Class VIII and the opposite in Class V — misplaced their dad and mom to the virus inside a spot of seven days in April. Their uncle and aunt are taking care of them.

Two are dropouts

  • Of the 30 youngsters — 17 boys and 13 women — 23 are siblings
  • Sixteen of them live with their grandparents, whereas the remaining are staying with different kinfolk
  • One in all them is a new child and two are faculty dropouts
  • The annual revenue of kinfolk, who’re caring for these youngsters, is lower than Rs5 lakh

These are amongst 30 youngsters orphaned by Covid. Moreover, 1,479 youngsters misplaced considered one of their dad and mom, in line with the Girls and Youngster Division of Haryana.

Monetary assist

Underneath the Mukhya Mantri Bal Sewa Yojana, youngsters who misplaced each their dad and mom/caretakers will get a month-to-month assist of Rs2,500 until the age of 18 years. Moreover, they are going to obtain Rs12,000 yearly for different bills.

There are additionally instances of single-parent succumbing to Covid. A Class VIII dropout in Sirsa misplaced his mom on Might 6. His father had died of coronary heart assault in 2019. He lives along with his 20-year-old sister.

Of the 30 youngsters — 17 boys and 13 women — who misplaced each their dad and mom, 23 are siblings. Sixteen of them live with their grandparents, whereas the remaining are staying with different kinfolk.

One of many youngsters research in LKG, one other in Class II, three every in Class V, VI and VII, 4 in Class VIII, two in Class IX, 4 in Class X, one in Class XI, and 4 in Class XII.

One in all them is a new child and two are faculty dropouts.

There’s additionally a 16-year-old mentally challenged and visually impaired boy, who the state authorities has adopted. He misplaced his step-parents to Covid in Might. He’s residing at Youngster Care Establishment (CCI) in Gurugram.

The annual revenue of kinfolk, who’re caring for these youngsters, is lower than Rs 5 lakh.

“The kids orphaned by Covid are our precedence. The kid welfare committees will quickly assess their wants. After instructions from the Nationwide Fee for Safety of Youngster Rights (NCPCR), we uploaded particulars of the kids on the Bal Swaraj portal,” mentioned Hema Sharma, Director Basic, Girls and Youngster Growth Division.

Underneath the Mukhya Mantri Bal Sewa Yojana, introduced on Might 29 by the state authorities, youngsters who misplaced each their dad and mom/caretakers will get a month-to-month assist of Rs 2,500 until the age of 18 years. Moreover, they are going to get Rs 12,000 yearly for different bills.

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