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Acid Attack and Rape Victims to Get Free Treatment in Punjab

All hospitals in Punjab, whether public or private, will have to provide free of cost medical treatment to acid attack and rape victims, the state government said Thursday.

Published: 15th May 2014 04:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2014 04:12 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

All hospitals in Punjab, whether public or private, will have to provide free of cost medical treatment to acid attack and rape victims, the state government said Thursday.

The instructions have been issued to all hospitals, whether run by Centre, State Government, local bodies or any individual or private body, to immediately provide treatment besides informing the police about such incidents, an official spokesperson said.

He said that these instructions have been issued in compliance with a Supreme Court order that had focused on adopting measures for prompt treatment for care and rehabilitation of such victims.

All civil surgeons have been asked to ensure compliance of these orders in their respective districts and submit the compliance report to Principal Secretary (Health), the spokesperson said.



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