New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has evacuated children lodged in one of its shelter homes in Nabikarim area to another in Peeragarhi after a coronavirus positive case was found in the former area.
In a statement, Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam's office said the children were evacuated by the DCPCR and Revenue Department officials following a complaint.
"The complaint talked of inadequate water supply and hardships children are facing since the area was declared a containment zone," the statement added.
The Minister said Nabikarim containment zone posed a health emergency for children living in the shelter home.
"Timely evacuation by the DCPCR with the help of the District Magistrate and other local bodies was needed. It is our duty to ensure safety and protection of children," Gautam said.
However, the government did not reveal the number of children evacuated.