The district administration will soon start a Panghura Ghar at Khanna under the cradle scheme to save newborn babies thrown out by their parents after birth. Deputy commissioner (DC) Ravi Bhagat said this while addressing a meeting of officials at his office on Tuesday.
Bhagat said, “A piece of land at an old age home has been identified at Khanna and the officials concerned have been asked to make necessary arrangements.”
Till now, Ludhiana had only one panghura ghar at Sarabha Nagar. Usually the babies received at the panghura ghar are handed over to government recognised adoption centre Swami Ganga Giri Bhuri Wale International Foundation Dham at Talwandi Khurd.
“The cradle has curbed incidents such as dumping of newborns in trash cans or on roadsides,”he added.
Shaukat Ahmed Pare, subdivisional magistrate (SDM Khanna), Kuldeep Singh Mann and Rajinder Singh, both from Swami Ganga Giri Bhuri Wale International Foundation Dham, besides several others attended the meeting.
Deputy commissioner Ravi Bhagat said that in Khanna, a piece of land at Old Age Home has been identified and the concerned officials have been asked to make necessary arrangements.