NA Speaker inaugurates Baby Day Care Center at Parliament House

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NA Speaker inaugurates Baby Day Care Center at Parliament House

ISLAMABAD (APP): Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday inaugurated Baby Day Care Center here at Parliament House.

Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar and representatives of UNICEF were also present on the occasion.

Talking to media after inauguration, Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said the Center was specially established for the purpose of facilitating women whose babies are small.

He said that MNA Mehreen Razzaq Bhutto's son was the first baby to be entertained by this facility today during inauguration.

He said that it was need for the mothers who are desirous of proper care of their kids.

He expressed the hope that the center would facilitate the women parliamentarians and employees.

Speaker National Assembly said that he would also write to provincial assemblies to establish such centers with support of UNICEF.

Minister of State for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said that as per commitment, the Day Care Center was inaugurated here at Parliament House.

She said after three-month maternity leave, mothers required to take care of their kids and its is very important to facilitate mothers and their babies.

She said that on every level such efforts should be made to facilitate mothers and babies.

The minister further said that establishment of such Day Care Centres would improve nutrition level of children and go a long way to overcome the issue of malnutrition and provide an enabling environment for both mother and child.

Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar, speaking on the occasion said that it would facilitate mothers to take care of their kids in the newly established Center.

She said that the Center would be made more practical and all the required facilities would be available for the kids care.

She said that "We also require space for establishing such centers in the provincial assemblies with support of UNICEF."

UNICEF representatives expressed pleasure for the partnership with the Parliament by establishing Day Care Center at Parliament House.

She said that they were looking forward to provinces for same collaboration, adding that it was not just a feeding room but one facility for the mothers and their

babies.

Earlier, the Speaker National Assembly, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar, parliamentarians and representatives of UNICEF visited the Day Care Center.

The Center was established with support of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination and UNICEF.