The highest children’s rights agency, NCPCR, has demanded severe action against those who allegedly admitted children to a hospital ward in Madhya Pradesh in scorching heat for mobilizing crowds during a function.
In a letter to the chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) said during the inauguration of an oxygen factory at the district hospital in Vidisha, the relatives of hospitalized patients and children admitted to the pediatric ward were forcibly brought to the site by the guards and nurses.
The children’s rights organization pointed out that the local police officer was also present at the ceremony.
“The admitted children had to sit in the hot sun for two hours at the site, which appears to be primarily a violation of Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015,” it said.
The committee took note of the incident and requested the chief secretary to have the matter investigated under Section 75 of the Youth Act, take appropriate action against the guilty officers and send her a detailed report on the action taken within seven days.