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Covid-19 Mitigation steps in CPH

Srinagar: On Supreme Court directions, the Government of J&K has appointed Mission Director (MD) ICPS, Shabnam Shah Kamili as Nodal Officer in the UT of J&K, for coordinating Covid mitigation steps in child protection homes.

According to order (no. 80-SWD (J&K) of 2021 of 16th June), the appointed Nodal Officer in cooperation with learned amicus curiae has to provide all necessary information relating to the identification of orphans and action taken by district authorities for their welfare.

A high level virtual meeting held today in cognizance to this order, noted certain actions that need to be taken in order to contain the spread of virus in Child Protection Homes (CPH), an official press release informed.

It said during the meeting threadbare discussions were held on the steps taken by ICPS to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The points discussed in the meeting include identification of children orphaned due to pandemic by District Child Protection officers, guidelines for their care and protection, designation of one child-care institution (CCI) in each district, counselling of children affected by COVID-19, foster homes for children, importance of ChildLine, etc., the press release said.

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