Punjab Child Rights Commission seeks cut in pvt school bus fees

  • None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 21, 2015 18:58 IST

Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairman Sukesh Kalia on Wednesday asked the government to ensure reduction in private school bus fees following the cut in petrol and diesel prices.

Addressing a meeting of the board members here, Kalia said the benefit of reduction in petrol and diesel prices by the Centre from time to time should reach the parents of the children who were commuting in the school buses.

He suggested that bus fares should be in accordance with the deflation of petrol and diesel prices, according to an official release here.

Kalia also expressed concern over reported inadequate medical specialists and infrastructure in government hospitals causing irreparable losses, and suggested that the government hospitals be equipped with adequate medical and para medical staff.

During the meeting, Kalia summoned the civil surgeon and senior medical officer (SMO), Ludhiana and enquired about the recent death of six newborns allegedly due to inadequate staff and insufficient infrastructure and funds.

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