Separate Hospital Ward for Victims of Child Abuse

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Since health is a State subject, it is the responsibility of the respective State Government/UT Administration to take action for setting up of such wards in the Hospitals in their States.

As far as three Central Government hospitals viz. Safdarjung Hospital, Dr. RML Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College are concerned, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has set up ‘One Stop Centre’ in each of these hospitals. The concept of One Stop Centre emanates from the fact that the sexual assault survivor is not required to move from one department to other department and all facilities such as medical treatment, collection of forensic evidence, psycho-social support, etc. are available under one roof. This Centre is functional in above mentioned Hospitals.

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.