Covid orphans

SC directs states to reach out to 10,000 kids orphaned due to COVID, pay compensation

The apex court, which was annoyed over non-disbursal of Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to the kin of those who lost their lives due to COVID-19, pulled up the state governments.

published on : 19th January 2022

3,481 kids orphaned during Covid pandemic to get benefits under PM CARES for Children scheme

The Ministry of Women and Child Development said as per the PM CARES for children portal, total applications registered as on December 24 is 6,098.

published on : 28th December 2021

Children orphaned by Covid under Karnataka govt care

The government handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to BPL card holders and Rs 50,000 to APL card holders.

published on : 28th December 2021

Bengaluru NGO helps families file for benefits to ensure welfare of COVID orphans

With many children orphaned during Covid, the SOS Children’s Village has been helping them find a home and aiding Covid-affected families file for compensation and benefits.

published on : 29th November 2021

SC to hear plea for plan to rehabilitate COVID affected families; seeks responses from Centre, states

Advocate Rajesh Kumar Chaurasia, appearing for the petitioner, said that there are no plans in existence to alleviate the suffering of children, who have been orphaned due to COVID.

published on : 26th November 2021

18 children orphaned due to COVID-19 in Raigad get Rs 5 lakh in Maharashtra's Raigad district

District Guardian Minister Aditi Tatkare distributed the certificates to relatives of such children at a function held in Pali on Monday, the official said.

published on : 2nd November 2021

Bhopal diary: Fee cut for Covid orphans, Vikas Dubey gang arrests and more

Important stories from the capital city of Madhya Pradesh.

published on : 10th October 2021

Delhi: Free education to kids who lost parents to Covid

The DoE has also said these students may be admitted under free education category immediately in the same school, if it is running on DDA or government allotted land. 

published on : 24th September 2021

Karnataka physical education teacher helps poor kids, COVID orphans

Having seen her sister die of hunger and due to lack of treatment, Anitha Mary had decided to work for the welfare of underprivileged students.

published on : 5th September 2021

1,998 children orphaned in Odisha's Jajpur during Covid pandemic

Regardless of the cause of their parents’ death, all kids who have been orphaned will receive financial assistance, District child protection officer (DCPO) Niranjan Kar said.

published on : 3rd September 2021

COVID-19 devastated many lives, heart-wrenching to see survival of children at stake: SC

The top court also noted in its order that over one lakh children have lost either or both parents during the pandemic.

published on : 30th August 2021

Maharashtra promises Covid orphan benefits at doorsteps

There are 18,304 children in Maharashtra who have lost either their father or mother to Covid-19 since last year.

published on : 29th August 2021

Orphaned during Covid and with 'nothing to eat': Five under-10-year siblings await help in MP

Sources in the village panchayat claim that their father and mother possibly died due to Covid-related complications.

published on : 27th August 2021

SC asks states to ensure private school education for Covid orphans this year

The states were directed to act in cohesion with Child Welfare Committees and District Education Officers while deliberating with private schools where these children are studying.

published on : 27th August 2021

Covid orphans: 306 children lost at least one parent in Madurai

One of the most devastating trails this pandemic has left behind is to orphan children.

published on : 22nd August 2021
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