POCSO Act to be strongly implemented
By Harpreet Bajwa | Published: 27th June 2013 09:14 AM |
The Haryana Government has decided to effectively implement the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act, 2012.
As per the norms, emergency medical care would be rendered in such a manner as to protect the privacy of the child, and in the presence of a parent or guardian, whom the child trusts.
Moreover, no medical practitioner, hospital or other medical facility giving emergency medical care to a child, can demand legal requisition or other documentation before providing care.
Only registered medical practitioners would attend to the child for treatment for cuts, bruises and other injuries, including genital injuries. Emergency medical care should be provided for exposure to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including prophylaxis for identified STDs. According to the Act, necessary pregnancy and emergency contraceptives should be discussed with the child and her parent/guardian and wherever required, the child should be giving apt psychological counselling.