Iranian Red Crescent to set up mother & child centre


District Red Crescent Society Chairman/District Coordination Officer (DCO) Rawalpindi, Saqib Zafar, constituted a two-member committee to give recommendations on the proposal of establishing mother & child health centre (health MCH) offered by Red Crescent Organization, Iran to District Red Crescent Society, Rawalpindi.
The committee comprises Senior Administration Officer/Co-Chairman District Red Crescent Society Aqeel Ahmed Khan and District Red Crescent Society Secretary Dr Waseem Ahmed Khan. Country Representative of Iranian Red Crescent Organization Alirez Aghazai met District Red Crescent Society Chairman Saqib Zafar in his office here the other day and offered that Iranian Red Crescent Organization was ready to provide all the funds for establishing a mother and child health centre in the building of District Red Crescent Society Rawalpindi. He said that it would be the most modern and well-equipped mother and child health centre.
The DCO hailed the spirit and good gesture of Iran’s Red Crescent Organization for providing the best health care facilities to the citizens. He directed the committee to give recommendations on the proposals given by the representative of Iranian Red Crescent Organization and put up a report to the District Red Crescent Society chairman within a week so that the final decision could be made accordingly.
10 children found begging on roads rescued by CPWB:
Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB), Rawalpindi, has rescued 10 children found begging on the city roads during the last week.
According to the District officer CPWB, the children who are found begging on roads are taken into custody by the bureau as the rescue teams along with police regularly visit all the city areas, including Sadder Bazaar, Chore Chowk, Daewoo Bus Stand area, Peerwadhai, Faizabad, Murree Road, Airport, Scheme three and other areas.
He said that the children taken into custody from different areas are produced in Child Protection Court for legal custody. Families tracing unit of the bureau makes efforts to find out parents of such children and on provision of an affidavit that the children would not be made beggars are handed over to them. He said people should come forward and play their role in this regard and information about such children should be given at child protection helpline 1121.
He claimed that Child Protection Bureau Punjab has played a vital role by handing over thousands of children, who had run away or lost, to their parents. Every citizen should play its due role and awareness should be created among citizens to make their children useful citizens of the country.