Feb. 25: Matri Mandir, an adoption agency, recently gifted the city the Free Balkrishna Health Clinic.
Every week, on Saturday and Sunday, child specialist Krishna Das will treat children at this centre for free. Medicines, vaccinations and other medical aids will also be given at no cost.
Debasish Sharma — founder of Deepshikha Cancer Care Foundation, Guwahati, and deputy resident commissioner of Assam Bhawan, Mumbai — inaugurated the clinic.
In his inaugural speech, Sharma appreciated the work done by Matri Mandir and its support for Deepshikha Cancer Care Foundation.
Established in 1989, Matri Mandir is an orphanage and a home for destitute children. It is located on the hilltop of South Sarania.
The organisation aims to shelter orphans and unclaimed babies and provide them shelter in a loving and congenial atmosphere. They also facilitate adoption by genuine couples looking to adopt.
Members of the organisation said so far the organisation had facilitated the lawful adoption of around 190 babies with legal documents from court.
The organisation also holds awareness camps in rural and semi-urban areas to regulate and streamline legal adoption with assistance from doctors and local police stations.
B.P. Saraf, who heads the trust, said authorised adoption agencies were suffering because of illegal adoptions, taking place with assistance of doctors, nurses and junior staff.
“In case of unclaimed cases, Matri Mandir can be informed and the organisation will secure the baby from any distant place on its own cost,” he said.
Seminar: Legal Cell for Human Rights, an NGO, on Sunday organised a seminar on Public Distribution System and Role of Para-Legal Persons at Bosco Reach Out in Ulubari.
Sixty para-legal personnel from seven districts of the state, among others, participated in the seminar.