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Hospitals in Ladakh to have ‘One Stop Centres’ for women in distress

Hospitals in Ladakh to have ‘One Stop Centres’ for women in distress

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Leh: The Union Territory Level Committee for the implementation of the Mission Shakti scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development has suggested the establishment of One Stop Centres for the welfare of women in Ladakh.

The UT level Committee is of the suggestion that these of One Stop Centres would be developed within the hospital premises to provide easy access to health and legal advice to women in distress.

Moreover, these Centres will also provide required assistance to women in any problematic situation.

For the implementation of the Mission Shakti scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the UT-level committee headed by the Advisor to the Lt Governor, Umang Narula met on March 1.

The meeting reviewed the implementation of the scheme in the UT of Ladakh.
‘Mission Shakti’ aims at strengthening interventions for women’s safety, security, and empowerment and focuses on strategies for improving convergence across Departments and at different levels of governance.

The Committee was briefed about the revised guidelines of the Scheme that came into effect from 1st April 2022 and its two sub-schemes -‘Sambal’ and ‘Samarthya’ with sub-components One Stop Centre (OSC), Women Helpline (WHL), Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP), Nari Adalat, Ujjwala, SwadharGreh, Working Women Hostel, National Creche Scheme and PMMVY.

Hospitals in Ladakh to have ‘One Stop Centres’ for women in distress

Director Social and Tribal Welfare, Amit Singh Chandel presented the Annual Programme Implementation Plan for 2022-23 and the Deputy Commissioner Leh Srikanth Suse, and Deputy Commissioner Kargil Santosh Sukhdeve briefed the Committee about the implementation status of the scheme in the respective districts.

The committee was also briefed about the status of the construction of the working women’s hostel in both districts which is being constructed under the SDP component of the UT budget and it was proposed that the operation of these Hostels shall be taken up under the Mission Shakti.

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