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Steps Taken to Curb Acid Attacks: IYR

Published: 13th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA: The state government has made it mandatory for cashless first- aid treatment at all private and government hospitals for acid attack victims, chief secretary IYR Krishna Rao has said.

At a meeting here with the officials of home, law and health departments at Hyderabad on Thursday, the chief secretary said that acid attack was a heinous crime as per law and the Victim Compensation Fund will be created.

He said the government had already taken a number of steps to regulate sale of acid, registration of stockists and retailers, issue of licences by the district administration, targeting sale of acid to individuals only after recording personal details like proof of identity and address proof of the purchaser.

Special chief secretary (health) L V Subrahmanyam and principal secretary (home) B Prasada Rao were among those present.

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