INDIA: Corrupt doctors aiding child labor

Source: Medindia Net

“Only children above 14 years of age can legally work in India, but this law is often ignored because of the widespread poverty. Labor department officials frequently claim to crack down on firms employing under-aged workers and release children, but they have no answer to the question how could they really eradicate child labor when poverty is so crushing.

Even the small money children bring back home from sweatshops is welcome.  Dctors issuing false birth certificates, for a consideration of course, is a fact of life. It is this part of the problem the government vows to tackle in the coming months.”

Full story: http://www.medindia.net/news/Child-Labour-Blame-It-on-Physicians-32898-1.htm

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