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State Government suspends Anganwari worker after two children suffer burn injuries

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 23rd March 2024: The State  government on March 22 suspended an Anganwari worker after two children at an Anganwari center sustained critical burn injuries due to an accident involving hot water at Bairagimura, Melaghar, in the Sepahijala district of Tripura.

An order from the Office of the Child Development Project Officer states that Jayalaxmi Sarkar (Debbarma), an Anganwari Worker at the Bairagimura Anganwari Centre in the Telkajla Sector under the Melaghar ICDS Project, has been suspended.

“On March 20, 2024, two 5-year-old girls, Punti Debbarma and Hamari Debbarma, who were pre-primary students at the Anganwari center, suffered severe burns when hot water was accidentally thrown on them by Anganwari Worker Jayalaxmi Sarkar (Debbarma). The two girls are currently undergoing treatment for their injuries at the burn unit of Agartala Govt. Medical College & Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital,” reads the order.

The order further states that Jayalaxmi Sarkar (Debbarma) has been suspended from her duties as an Anganwari worker effective immediately on March 22, 2024, due to her involvement in the incident.

Furthermore, Anita Burman, the Sector Supervisor of Telkajla Sector, along with Debayan Chowdhury (Supervisor) and Bishu Kumar Debbarma (Supervisor), has been tasked with visiting the Anganwari Center to speak with local parents along with the members of the Anganwari Center Management Committee.

“A thorough investigation is to be conducted, and a report detailing the findings is to be submitted to the undersigned authorities within two days,” it added.

The Department of Social Welfare and Social Education immediately provided support to the families with Rs. 30,000. Minister Tinky Roy and the authorities of the Department visited the children in the AGMC and GBP hospital, where they are receiving treatment. They coordinated with doctors, the medical superintendent, and nurses for utmost care and better treatment.

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