“When he was little, he would fall asleep when he was fed and put to bed. But now Fatima doesn’t want to sleep without a lap, especially at night. Looking for mother’s lap. But where can I find his mother?”
The words were spoken by a matron (nanny) of Azimpur Chhotamani Shishu Nivas in Dhaka. They are in charge of the supervision of the child Fatema, who was born with a ruptured stomach in a road accident in Mymensingh on July 16.
On Wednesday (August 31), when I went to Azimpur Chotmani Shishu Nibas to look for Fatema, I talked to the nannies.
Fatema is now 1 month and 15 days old.
Upon entering the third floor of Chotmani Shishu Nibas, you can see Fatima eating lunch in Nanny Fazilatunnecha’s lap with sleepy eyes. When he fell asleep while eating, he cried while lying in bed.
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While trying to calm him down, Fazilatunnecha said, “It’s been a month and a half, now I’m going to die.” Does not want to sleep easily. Sometimes it is cold when held. Again Shuaile looks around, what do you know and cries. Maybe find Ma’re. But where is the mother? And there are 28 children here, who should you take in your lap….”
Mocha, the sub-supervisor of Chotmani Nibas, spoke to inquire about Fatima. Jubilee Begum with Ranu. Since 2016, he has been in charge of Chhotamoni Nibas.
Jubilee Begum Ranu said, “Fatema is now completely healthy. The hand injury has healed. He can stay here under our supervision until he completes seven years. But I heard that his grandparents will take him before that. So Fatima is not being adopted. But his grandfather did not say anything about when he would take him. He said the government will take them from house to house.“
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He also said, “There are a total of 28 children in this residence including Fatema. Every one of them is missing, either dumped on the street or hospitalized. Officially eight workers including three nannies look after them.”
According to the sources of Social Services Directorate, there is one Chhotamoni Nibas in six divisions of the country. There are currently 135 children in these residences against 600 seats.
There are currently 28 children including Fatema in this Chotmani Nibas in Azimpur. Four of them are aged 0-9 months. The rest are between 2-5 years old. Legal proceedings have already been completed to adopt one of them.
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If a child is not adopted, after completing seven years, he/she is sent to a government child family.
Fatema’s father Jahangir Alam (42) and sister Sanjida (3) died after being crushed by a truck on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Trishal upazila of Mymensingh on July 16. Pregnant mother Rahima Akhtar alias Ratna (32) was hit by the rear wheel of the truck and fell to the ground with a ruptured stomach.
The newborn child survived, but due to poverty, the family was sent to Chhota Moni Nivasi in Azimpur to support him.
The court ordered the trustee board formed to pay compensation to the victims of the August 7 road accident to pay Tk 5 lakh within a month. The Board of Trustees formed to provide compensation to road accident victims is asked to pay this amount. The High Court bench headed by Justice Khizir Ahmed Chowdhury gave the order.
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It is learned that on Monday (August 29), the Mymensingh Deputy Commissioner handed over a check of 5 lakh rupees to the child’s family in the form of an affidavit on behalf of the Trustee Board formed to compensate the victims of the road accident.
A report in this regard was submitted to the High Court on August 30. Lawyer Rafiqul Islam heard on behalf of the board of trustees. Barrister Syed Mahsib Hossain appeared for the writ. Deputy Attorney General Pratikar Chakma appeared for the state.