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DCPCR may come up with SOP on child-friendly rooms in city hospitals

DCPCR may come up with SOP on child-friendly rooms in city hospitals

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) may come up with a new Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) related to child-friendly rooms in the hospitals.

The child rights body will consult one of the topmost hospitals in the city for the preparation of SOP.

The DCPCR has also written to Directorate General of Health Services (Delhi Government) to depute 20 doctors in a workshop related to the child-friendly environment in the hospital.

The child rights body member Rita Singh told Millennium Post that the SOP will have all details about how to create a child-friendly environment in the hospital. We will reach out to one of the best hospitals for preparation of the SOP.

According to DCPCR official, once the SOP is completed, it will give a set of guidelines which doctors should follow while handling children. It will improve the quality of care towards the kids, who are in distress.

Singh, in a letter to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said that they will be going to organize a workshop on "child-friendly room in hospital" in last week of September where at least 20 doctors from different hospitals have to be deputed for participation.

"You (DGHS) are hereby requested that please share the list of doctors who looks into this matter, so that commission takes the further action accordingly. Once the list will be received in commission, the date and venue shall be fixed accordingly, " reads the

letter.

"Earlier, we have also written a letter to DGHS related to starting a pilot project on a child-friendly room in one of the city hospitals," said Singh.

An excerpt of the letter reads "On the pilot basis, the scheme of designing a designated room for rescued children and the team escorting them can be started in Rohini based hospital."

In the past, DCPCR held an orientation programme with Delhi Police where the main focus was given to the children who are living in the street situation.

According to DCPCR, the objective of the programme was to capacitate the police personnel across Delhi on their respective roles and responsibilities in the JJ system with special reference to children in street situations.

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