NCPA introduces new ward to receive abandoned babies

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has taken a new step to prevent parents from abandoning their newborns or children aged below 1 year at places for various reasons.

The National Child Protection Authority stated that the necessary steps have been taken to establish a separate ward in 9 major hospitals in the 9 provinces, to receive rejected children.

Authority further stated that investigations and measures have been already taken into the complaints lodged against child abuse.

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