Bolangir, Nov 19 (LocalWire): The Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) has directed all the district collectors of the state to ensure that no child should sleep under the open sky.
Homeless children, along with their parents are sleeping under the sky in chilling temperatures in many urban areas.
This is a matter of concern as it increases the risk of children contracting COVID-19, points out the letter written by the Chairperson of OSCPCR, Sandhyabati Pradhan, on Nov 18.
Pradhan asked for a special awareness drive to be carried out for the identification of such vulnerable children and their family members so that no child should sleep under the open sky.
She has also asked for a dedicated telephone and WhatsApp number so that people can lodge complaints, and the complaints must be addressed within half an hour.
Details of the children must be registered so that they can be provided with basic amenities, she states.