Protect street children from corona: SCAN

Metro Desk

5 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Street Children Activists Network (SCAN), Bangladesh, an organisation working for street children, urged the government to protect the street children from Covid-19 widely known as coronavirus.

In a written statement, President and general secretary of the network Jahangir Hossain and Moniruzzaman Mukul respectively made the call recently.

In the statement, they urged the Department of Social Services to rescue the children living on the streets and provide them shelter to NGO-run centres or homes operated under the Child Rehabilitation Program under the Ministry of Women and Children.

In addition, the organisation also called to ensure required health care of all rescued children by the Ministry of Health, to provide all necessary materials, including food, by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and to ensure the psychosocial counseling services by Ministry of Women and Children Affairs.