Irani inaugurates KEM's one stop centre for rape survivors
    Mumbai, Sep 4 (PTI) Union Women and Child Development
Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday inaugurated a 'one stop
centre' at the civic-run KEM hospital here which would help
rape survivors in their medical examination and counselling.
    According to a hospital official, the centre is meant
to also help victims of child abuse and acid attacks.
    "KEM is the first civic hospital to have such a
centre," a hospital official said.
    It is aimed at reducing the time spent by traumatised
victims for medical examination, formalities at the hospital
and there would be also counselling for them, he said.
    "The centre has gynaecologists, physiatrists and
forensic experts under one roof. This will help to speed up
the process of preparing the medical reports, which have to be
handed over to police and courts," the official said.
    The centre will be attached to the KEM Hospital's
casualty department, so that a woman or child does not
have to wander from one ward to the other, he added. PTI

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