Soon a “One-Stop Crisis Centre” (OSCC) will be opened in Gurgaon and Faridabad each to provide legal aid, police services and counselling to women victims under one roof.
The centres will be set up at Badshah Khan Hospital, Faridabad, and General Hospital, Gurgaon, and would remain open round-the-clock with doctors and police personnel being present 24 hours. Senior Gynaecologist Pronita Ahlawat would be the coordinator for OSCC, Faridabad, and Senior Medical Officer Sunita Sharma for Gurgaon.
Women and Child Development Department Director-General Sumita Misra said OSCC is a comprehensive service which not only provided medical facility but also other support services such as legal aid, police services and counselling under one roof to the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. About Rs.35 lakh will be spent to set up each OSCC.
The centre will be headed by a coordinator, who will be a senior doctor of the hospital where OSCC is located. Besides the coordinator, there would be a team of around eight to 10 people comprising a counsellor, a police officer, a lawyer, two on-duty doctors and support staff like nurses, helpers, sweepers.