The officials of the mayor's office in the locality of Bacau Racova packed the little boy in cardboard and took him to the Directorate for Child Protection. A nine-month-old boy from Bacau, abandoned by his mother and sick with diarrhea, was "packed" in a cardboard box by the officials of Racova City Hall and shipped with a car to the Directorate for the Protection of the Rights of the Child. The mayor of the locality claims that he repeatedly noticed, during three months, the county authorities responsible for the protection of the child, but that no one came to take the baby from the unhealthy home where he was kept, hungry and dirty, in all this time. The child was "packed" in a cardboard box, on the bottom of which the Racova City Hall officials placed, for "protection", a dirty shell.Vlad Toader, mayor of Racova commune, told us yesterday that he had notified the General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection Bacau by telephone and that no representative of this institution had really implied that the child should be taken. from his parents' house, where he was held in misery. The mayor claims that he alerted, for the first time, the responsible authorities, three months ago, when he learned that the child's mother left home and that he was not fed, cared for and supervised.
Adrian Panait, secretary of state within the National Authority for the Protection of the Rights of the Child, stated that he will have an administrative control to reveal the evolution of this case. Panait argues that such research is required, because it is inadmissible for three months for a child to be exposed to the dangers, provided the responsible authorities have been informed. The Secretary of State also added that, if the mayor's statements were confirmed, then neither the local authorities fulfilled their obligations, nor the officials from the Directorate for the Protection of the Rights of the Bacau Child. "We will see how the Mayor notified the Directorate, what actually happened there. If the Mayor says he was involved, I wonder why he did not take the child immediately as he saw it and did not take him to the Directorate for the Protection of the Rights of the Child. ? There are many culprits, if it is confirmed that three months have passed since the notification, "Adrian Panait told us.
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March 30, 2007