Free medical camp held at new bus stand Bramarambapuram as part of ‘Childline Se Dosti’ programme
The government must ensure free education and adequate health facilities for children, said Murali Krishna, paediatrician in the Government General Hospital, on Tuesday.
He was speaking at a free medical camp organised at Bramarambapuram at new bus stand, as part of the ongoing week-long ‘Childline Se Dosti’ programme organised by Forum for Child Rights, Krishna district.
He said education, health and happiness were rights of every child. The camp was organised at a school run by city-based Care and Share NGO and children from Bhaskaraopet and Bramarambapuram attended.
Dr. Murali Krishna threw light on the importance of good health to children and its direct impact on various other aspects. Dr. Ramamohana was guest of honour.
Assisted by Care and Share medical team leader Swarna, the two doctors examined the children.
National Child Labour Programme field officer Prasunna and Paul Raju, Childline team members Swaroopa and Abraham and others participated. J. Jairaj of Care and Share distributed medicines.
‘Childline se Dosti’ is a week-long campaign, which aims at making ordinary citizens stakeholders in Childline 1098, a helpline for distressed children in need of assistance.
The campaign involves a range of events and activities involving people from various walks of life.
The purpose of the whole exercise is to generate a million ‘dosts’ (friends) of Childline and familiarise people with the crucial concept of Child Rights and their protection.