Maneka wants special homes for children with permanent


Most of these institutions operate as transition centres where either they are reunited with their families or get adopted by families under the extant laws, Gandhi said in her letter.

“However, a number of children with disabilities like cleft palate or hole in the heart or those suffering from multiple-sclerosis need special, sustained and permanent care which these child care institutions are unable to provide,” she said.

“I firmly believe that such children need to be looked after by the government as they have no other means to live so that they are able to lead a life of dignity,” she said in the letter.


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