Officials from the Department of Women’s Development and Child Protection (WD&CW), in collaboration with NGOs, have launched a campaign to protect children from COVID-19.
As part of the campaign, Krishna Collector A. Md. Imtiaz and WD&CW Project Director K. Uma Rani launched “Prachara Radhams” (campaign vehicles) and posters on Monday to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Child Rights Advocacy Foundation (CRAF) State Program Director P. Francis Thambi, World Vision India State Manager Tabitha Francis and District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) Chap. Vijay Kumar attended.
On that occasion, Mr Imtiaz said that the campaign vehicles will drive through towns and villages to explain to people the importance of a nutritious diet for children and pregnant women.
“For the first time in the state, Prachara Radhams in Krishna District were launched to raise awareness about protecting children from COVID-19. Two ‘Kala Brundams’ will explain the dos and don’ts to the parents, ”said Francis Thambi.
The DCPO said 5,000 posters on COVID precautions and the need for healthy eating will be distributed among villagers.
Ms. Uma Rani said the staff and NGO representatives deployed on Prachara Radhams will explain how the government is taking care of children orphaned due to COVID-19 and the procedure to follow to hand over to the WD & CW department.
“We ask family members and villagers not to hand over the orphaned children to private organizations, but to hand them over to the WD & CW department for all-round care,” said Deputy Project Manager M. Prameela Rani.
WD&CW Protection Officer (Non-Institutional Care) Y. Johnson attended.