NALGONDA: While the Telangana government has taken steps to protect women by forming ‘SHE’ teams, the government has also decided to set up Nirbhaya centres for the victims of rape.
District Collector T Chiranjeevulu sent the proposal on setting up Nirbhaya centres in the district to the State government which accepted the plan. In fact, the government gave the nod for setting up Nirbhaya centres in all the districts.
Officials said the government has decided to protect the Nirbhaya victims by forming these centres. Apart from an administrator deputed by the District Collector, a Sub-Inspector deputed by Superintendent of Police, a gynaecologist deputed by district coordinator for health services, two legal counsellors, a social counsellor, an attendant and a worker will be part of the team at each Nirbhaya centre.
A toll-free number will be given for Nirbhaya victims like 108. The police officer will immediately take the complaint from the victim and file the case. Officials said the victim will be shifted to ICDS women care centre based on her health condition. A special ward would be arranged for Nirbhaya victims. All court case process/compensation issues Senior officials said the government has also decided to provide financial assistance to the victims for self-employment. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao approved Chiranjeevulu’s proposal on Nirbhaya centres. Sources said the proposal would be a reality in the next month in the entire State.
The Collector told Express that Nirbhaya centres were functioning in 660 areas across the country to assist women.
The district administration is proposing to set up a relief and medical treatment centre at the district headquarters hospital premises to assist the Nirbhaya victims.
In this connection Gramya NGO organisation has come forward to extend their cooperation for the venture.