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Crisis Centre for Women in Capital Hospital Soon

Published: 31st May 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government is all set to establish One-Stop Centre (OSC) for women victims of violence at Capital Hospital here.

The centre would attend to the needs of women affected by violence, in private or public places, within the family or community and at the workplace.

The OSC would be set up on pilot basis under a Central scheme. The Women and Child Development Department is zeroing in on the vacant space in the surgical wing of the hospital. Capital Hospital has been deemed most suitable for the pilot project as it will enable the Government to monitor its functioning regularly.

Under the scheme, one OSC is to be established in each State and Union Territory (UT) initially with 100 per cent funding from the Centre. The Centre has issued guidelines on the model and functioning of the crisis centres and fixed July 1 as the deadline for their operationalisation.

The OSC will be linked to emergency services like 181 helpline, 100 police helpline, PCR vans and 108 emergency ambulance. So that the victims can be immediately rescued from the spot to the centre. It will also facilitate lodging of FIR and complaints at different redressal authorities concerned.

 The OSC will also take care of minor girls by integrating all redressal mechanisms like treatment, police, legal aid, psycho-social counselling to temporary shelter. Each centre will have medical and paramedical staff, counsellors, lawyers and police officials for prompt action.

Victims and their children can even avail temporary shelter at the OSC for a defined period. The OSC will also have video conferencing facilities for recording of statement or lodging of complaints by the victim.

Secretary of WCD Department Saswat Mishra has written to Health Secretary Arti Ahuja to expeditiously allow the identified space at Capital Hospital.



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