Kerala govt launches work place child care centre project, first creche in PSC office

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Thiruvananthapuram: The state government officially launched its new project ‘workplace child care centre’ here on Wednesday. Health Minister Veena George inaugurated the project at the PSC office here. The minister also inaugurated the first creche set up inside the office.

The minister said that the child care centres are being introduced at workplaces to promote breastfeeding and to normalise it in public spaces.

"In the first phase, 25 creches will be started this year in government and other public offices under the auspices of the Women and Child Development Department," she added.

The department has distributed funds to the Women and Child Development District Officers for purchasing essential items in the creches.

The child Welfare Committee will be in charge of each creche established under the project.

Like the PSC office, the Workplace Child Care Centre project will be launched in KINFRA Campus at Thiruvananthapuram, College of Agriculture Vellayani, Krishnapuram Panchayat in Alappuzha, Ernakulam Collectorate, Mini Civil Station in Chittur Palakkad, Kozhikode Collectorate, Civil Station in Kalpetta Wayanad, and Nileswaram Block Panchayat in Kasaragod District.

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