TAMIL NADU

Child care institutions well protected

Child care institutions (CCI) in the district prevent entry of outsiders into their premises.

Child Welfare Committee Chairman K. Vijayasaravanan said the committee had decided, after consulting heads of various child care institutions, to send back children, who either have single parents or are below the poverty line, to their homes in April.

“We wanted to prevent any spread of COVID-19 within our 45 CCIs. Children, who were either orphaned or had been subjected to abuse, are at our CCIs. We do not allow any outsiders to come in to ensure there is no spread of the disease,” he says. Around three CCIs have completely shut down operations and will resume operations only when schools start functioning.

However, a source said that only two out of 41 CCIs have admitted a number of students and provide shelter to a majority of children in these CCIs.

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