Haryana betters sex ratio, sets up women crisis centres

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New Delhi, May 30: Haryana has reported best figures for a century with a rise in the sex ratio and it seems to be celebrating this healthy growth with measures to help women victims.

According to data rolled out by Haryana Census department in Chandigarh for census 2011, there were 877 females per 1,000 males,and this happens to be the best figures in the last 110 years.

Still, Haryana ranks lowest among all 28 states on the sex ratio front. The state, with its notoriously biased Khap panchayats, is seeing some welcome changes, in fact pioneering work in gender empowerment.

To assist women victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, the Haryana government will set up of two crisis centres in the state.

These One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) will come up in Badshah Khan Hospital at Faridabad and General Hospital in Gurgaon.

The centres, which will remain open round-the clock with duty doctors and police personnel available at any time, will not only provide medical facility but also other support services such as legal aid, police services and counselling under one roof.

For getting conviction in court of law, these cases need to be well documented. To facilitate this process, the centres will be headed by a coordinator, who will be a senior doctor of the hospital where the centre is located. Besides, there would be a team consisting of a counsellor, one police officer, one lawyer, two on-duty doctors, support staff like nurses, helpers, sweepers, etc.

Gurgaon happens to be the most progressive city of Haryana but has lowest sex ratio. Faridabad town is also neighbour of capital Delhi and fairly literate.

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