After schools now Anganwari Centers to be closed in Punjab.

Chandigarh, March 13 ( P2P) :

Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary instructed to close all Anganwari Centres in Punjab till further orders due to resurgence of COVID.

Mrs. Chaudhary termed the decision as safety measure for children, and said that ration and other materials to children and other beneficiaries will continually be distributed door to door through Anganwari Workers and Helpers, so that nutritional support to our beneficiaries can’t be affected. She also instructed to follow all health protocols i.e. wearing of masks, washing hands and maintaining social distancing.

The Cabinet Minister said that efforts are on war footing to save little ones from the jaws of this deadly virus. She also appealed to workers and helpers to aware people about the precautionary measures. She also made it clear that Anganwari Workers and Helpers would be present in Anganwari Centres and conduct home visits for door to door distribution of supplementary nutrition program and other activities.

Mrs. Chaudhary said that workers and helpers will call in beneficiaries in a staggered manner and ensure that growth monitoring record is prepared within the timeline given by the department.