Mangaluru: More children admitted into child care centres due to poverty


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 20: The women and child welfare department of Dakshina Kannada district has, this year, identified 47 children in the age group of six months to five years, who are suffering from severe malnutrition. This year the number of identified children happens to be very high compared to earlier years, even though it is less when compared to other districts. 

As many as 2,301 children aged less than six who have been diagnosed with moderate levels of malnutrition and 47 who are suffering from severe malnutrition have been identified. Reasons for the malnutrition are poverty, health issues arising since birth, and hereditary problems. These children undergo health check-ups regularly in primary health centres. "Through our Anganwadi workers, we provide additional food to these children five days a week. The government provides Rs 2,000 every year for meeting their medical needs," said Papa Bovi, deputy director of women and child development department.

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In the meantime, due to utter poverty and family disputes and also during the Covid19 situation, several parents had urged the child care and protection centres to take charge of their children. This was informed by Renny D'Souza, president of the child welfare committee, duly adding that about 70 parents have confessed that they have not been able to take care of their children. "On an average, every month, we get about ten cases for health care and protection and the number is growing. Leading reason for the same is the fact that the people have lost their jobs and they face financial distress. In many cases, the reason for these incidents could be the result of liquor addicts in the family, children of people working as coolies on a daily wage basis, and in single parent cases, he stated. 

The district has 29 care and protection centres where 398 children are looked after. These centres had minimum children during the lockdown period as many had returned to their native places as schools were closed. 

Renny asserts that children aged less than 18 should be given attention during the malnutrition surveys. He also feels that there is a need to create awareness among the people about improving immunity against diseases. The education department has to check and supervise whether the nutritious food and supplements provided by the government reach the children or not. Because of covid19 pandemic, the children have not been able to get food in schools, and food is supplied directly to their homes, he pointed out.

 

 

 

  

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    When one see these children,one feels really so bad.Poor people remain poor.we blame this govt,that govt.But certain things are in own hand.When Govt,provides ration,rice or other things to ration shop for poor,does it go really to the needy ?They go home with empty bag,No rice is answer.In reality rice and things go other hotels or storage for further marketing,earn self.How many gunny bags of rice was detected lately?But such people scot free.They warm up hands ,and is free.Do such people see these childrens stomach,state?When Govt,releases money for them how much really will be used.Instead that will be useful to buy assets for their family members.Politicians ?Do they really bother ?Instead they worry about goshalas improvement ,but not childrens school ,home,food.Our Nation will never improve either in Modis time or in future too in such governess.when some body wants to help,or does immediately will be noted as religious conversion.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Thanks to Modi’s Vikas …

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Jeevan, Kudla Tue, Jul 20 2021 1947 to 2014 only slogan Garibi hatavo by khangress.. now only hope is Modiji. Congress Party's Garibi Hathaao was mocked as 'Garib ko Hathaao' by BJP. But since 2014, leave alone hatthaao, BJP doen't even consider the gareeb as existing. Their only focus is Ambani/Adani of India. This is what your hope (Modiji) is.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    In BJP GDP means : G=Gas , D=Diesel , P=Petrol everything is gone up as promised by Modi from 2014 ( Gas was 314 now nearly 950/- , Diesel:57.28 ; Petrol Rs 71.51 where as crude oil price was USD 105.29/per barrel, now Petrol price reached Rs 107.83 ; Diesel Rs 97.45 but Crude oil is USD 66.48/ per barrel Jai Modi and BJP ) Union government not even given state governments share in GST from last 6 months - union Finance minister says they are giving only credit note witch how state can use without money in hand.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    This is the face of Naya Bharath and sab ke saath sabka vikas. God help the poor of this nation.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    This has happened only after 2014.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    1947 to 2014 only slogan Garibi hatavo by khangress.. now only hope is Modiji.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    From 2014 onwards sab ka saath Bakwaas Jumla.

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  • Robert Rodrigues, Muscat

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    This is called G. D. P....!!! India is developing...!!!

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    In BJP GDP means : G=Gas , D=Diesel , P=Petrol everything is gone up as promised by Modi from 2014 ( Gas was 314 now nearly 950/- , Diesel:57.28 ; Petrol Rs 71.51 where as crude oil price was USD 105.29/per barrel, now Petrol Rs 107.83 ; Diesel Rs 97.45 but Crude oil is USD 66.48/ per barrel Jai Modi and BJP )

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Poverty is worse than Coivid, in Covid a person ( less than 1 in 100) dies only once, in poverty people suffer everyday.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Your not wrong but in second wave younger bread winners are dying and entire family is infected and long term damage to lungs and other organs are now being shown.

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  • Ronald, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Good luck, India. This is just a small step towards "New India". This is just the beginning........Picture abhi baaki hai, mere dosto...Sudanese are laughing at me, just because of this pathetic situation of India. I still have my American citizenship, hence gonna stay as an American.....#Proudtobeanamerican

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Ronald, Udupi/Dubai.....Having a American Citizenship is far better than having our own Indian Citizenship since 2014.

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Parents dont have money to feed their small children and Modiji has the heart to spend our money for snooping just for some cheap politics, and so called educated people sing Har Ghar Modi...

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