MPHRC issues missives to Betul CMHO over delay in medical examination of rape survivor

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 May 2017 12:41:42

Staff Reporter,

In yet another incident lenient attitude of hospital administration was witnessed in carrying out medical checkup of rape victim at Aathner Thana .As per reports rape victim went to police station to file fir at 12 pm in noon from there she was taken to Betul district hospital but as no women doctors were available she was taken to Multani government hospital where medical examination was done at around 1.30 am in mid night .Misive have been issued to CMHO Betul and Superintendent of police seeking a detail probe .

Earlier Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) asked the state government to introduce a compensation scheme for rape survivors in MP.The commission’s recommendation that the scheme should also be able to assist rape victims to provide them with medical and legal aid .Earlier the commission said while schemes like Ladli Laxmi Yojana were introduced to empower girls, there was no scheme to compensate rape survivors.The commission urged the government to introduce a scheme that can provide proper medical treatment and secure the future of the survivor.

Madhya Pradesh recorded most rape cases in the country with 4,391 cases reported during 2015. The state was followed by Maharashtra (4,144), Rajasthan (3,644) and Uttar Pradesh (2,934), according to the 2015 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report. Bhopal topped the list among the four main urban centers in the state others being Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur with 133 rape cases. With 115 cases Gwalior was a close second, followed by Jabalpur with 83 cases and Indore, at the lowest, with 76 cases. Among the major cities of Madhya Pradesh, Indore with 453 cases was highest in abduction of women, followed by Bhopal with 431 cases. Jabalpur and Gwalior . A part from rape, 8,049 cases were registered of assault on women with intent to outrage their modesty in the state which was second-highest in the country.

Last week also witnessed callousness by hospital authorities over delay in MLC ( Medico Legal cases ) of minor rape victim . The 10 year old girl was taken to hospital for MLC at 6pm and was discharged in wee hours around 4 am the other day at Lady Sultania hospital. It has to be mentioned that MPHRC has also issued missives to hospital administration in this regard.