Health Dept celebrates Lohri with 20 newborn girls

Health Dept celebrates Lohri with 20 newborn girls

Health Department officials with parents of newborn girls at the Civil Hospital in Bathinda.

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, January 14

The Health Department on Tuesday celebrated Lohri with 20 newborn girls, who were born on January 13, and their parents. Staff members also distributed a kit of baby-care products and edibles among them.

Notwithstanding the tradition of celebrating Lohri to mark the arrival of a baby boy, the hospital staff congratulated the parents of the newborn girls. The staff gathered in the compound near the paediatric ward and lit a bonfire and distributed sweets, ‘reoris’ and ‘gajak’.

Those present on the occasion admitted that things had changed a lot now and girls and boys are treated equally. They said the mindset of a certain section of society had not changed yet and there was still a long way to go before girls acquire an equal status in society.

Civil Surgeon Amrik Singh Sandhu said, “There is a need to reach the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” scheme to every home and village because girls have overtaken boys in every field these days.”

Dr Kundan Kumar Pal congratulated the parents on the birth of the girl child and for Lohri. He said, “The girl child must be provided a nutritious diet so that they can live a healthy life.”

The vaccination of the newborn girls needed to be done on time to keep them healthy and disease-free. The parents of the girl child must ensure that they provide higher education to them. We could think of a flourishing society by making girls self-reliant, which is the need of the hour.

He said, “We should eradicate the social evil of female foeticide and if any family tries to go for the foetus test, then they should inform the Health Department of this.”

Women and Children Hospital Senior Medical Officer Sukhjinder Singh Gill said it was mandatory to provide higher education to the girls so that they could take care of themselves and their families in a better way.

Dr Neelam, Dr Satish Jindal, Dr Manita, Dr Dheera Gupta, Dr Anjali, Dr Ravikant, Deputy Mass Media officer Kulwant Singh, Kewal Krishan Sharma, Narinder Kumar and other staff was present

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