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One-Stop Crisis Centre inaugurated at Lady Goschen Hospital

One-Stop Crisis Centre inaugurated at Lady Goschen Hospital

Mangalore Today News Network

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.

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 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.

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