Over 4,600 children orphaned due to Covid-19

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff. – Bernama

KUALA KRAI (Bernama): The government has identified a total of 4,696 children who have been orphaned due to Covid-19 as of September, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff.

She said her ministry had taken the necessary measures to ensure their welfare and that they are not left behind in terms of their education.

She said the ministry was also giving an opportunity to the orphans' next-of-kin to take care of them.

"However, if no one comes forward to take care of them, the ministry has 36 children's institutions, of which we have reserved seven for orphans who have lost their parents and do not have any kin," she told reporters during a programme to monitor the delivery of welfare services in Dabong here, on Sunday (Oct 10). – Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Nation

Estate workers willingly stand by roadside in the rain to get Covid-19 vaccine jab
Covid-19 Watch: No new EMCO or EMCOs extensions, says the NSC
Melaka polls: PN-BN cooperation at Federal level can be replicated in Melaka state election, says Hamzah
Melaka polls: Why snub assemblymen who left Perikatan, asks PKR info chief
Malaysia invited to showcase its maritime sector to IMO
Undi 18: Government wants to give more power to young people, says PM
Covid-19: Number of cases spike in Sabah
Noh Omar: Entrepreneurs who refuse vaccination will have problems conducting business
Budget 2022: Experts call for improving internet access in schools and higher learning institutions
Couple fined RM5,000 each for crossing state lines without full Covid-19 vaccination

Others Also Read