Bhopal gets one-stop women help centre

The centre under Gauravi Abhiyan began functioning at J P Hospital, a government-run hospital in Bhopal.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published: June 17, 2014 1:35:45 am

Based on an idea from a television show hosted by actor Aamir Khan, India’s first one stop crisis resolution centre — which seeks to provide medical, legal, psychological and police assistance at a single place to women who are victims of sexual violence — was inaugurated here on Monday.

The centre under Gauravi Abhiyan began functioning at J P Hospital, a government-run hospital in Bhopal. The government promised to open such units in every district in the state. The one stop crisis resolution centre, to be run by the health department and NGO Action Aid, will provide medical assistance to victims of sexual violence, help file police complaints, give legal support beside protection and counselling. If required, it will help them get benefit from government schemes.

Khan, the creator of popular weekly TV show Satyamev Jayate, at the inauguration of the centre said when the idea of one-stop resolution centres was first floated as many as one crore people had endorsed it by giving missed calls. He also congratulated the MP government for taking lead in implementing it. Listing pro-women schemes initiated by him over last eight years, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said he would continue the mission of empowering women and providing justice to victims of sexual violence.

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