Mangalore, Nov 1, 2014 : A one-stop Crisis Centre aimed at assisting women who are victims of violence by providing them medical, legal and psychological support under one-roof was inaugurated at Lady Goschen Hospital in Mangalore on November 1, Saturday. DK District in-charge Minister B Ramanatha Rai declared open the Centre which will function under the Department of Women and Child Welfare.
Gertrude Veigas, Deputy Director of the Department of Women and Child Welfare, who gave details regarding the One-Stop Crisis Centre said the Centre will have a counsellor, two legal advisors, two doctors, four nurses, a lady police officer and three social workers. The women’s Helpline 181 will be integrated with the Centre, she informed.
The Centre will function round the clock, she said adding rehabilitation facilities will also be offered to the victims with the help of Prajna Counselling Centre.
The Centre will further offer referral services and will also enjoy the support of NGOs and other organisations, Gertrude Veigas informed.
A.B. Ibrahim, Deputy Commissioner, Dr Shakuntala, Medical Superintendent of Lady Goschen Hospital, Moidin Bava, MLA of Mangalore North and several others were present on the occasion.