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COVID: State govt appoints nodal officer to provide support to children orphaned


Team Udayavani, May 4, 2021, 10:15 AM IST

Bengaluru: Amid Covid-19 cases spiraling out of control, the Karnataka government has appointed a nodal officer to ensure children orphaned due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation in the state are provided with all necessary facilities and support.

An order with this regard was issued by N Manjunatha Prasad, member secretary of the state executive committee

As per the order Inspector General of Registration and Commissioner of Stamps, K P Mohan Raj has been appointed as the nodal officer to identify such children.

The officer is also directed to ensure long-term arrangements are made to take care of such children.

The decision to appoint a nodal officer was made after several child helplines and NGOs had reported that a number of cases where children lost both parents to Covid-19 were reported from across the state.

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