11 OSCs functional in Nagaland
Dimapur, May 22 (EMN): Nagaland has 11 functioning One Stop Centre scheme (OSCs) implemented by the ministry of Women and Child Development, government of India.
The scheme is being implemented across the country since April 1, 2015, through state government and UT administrations to provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence and distress. It is implemented both in private and public spaces under one roof facilitating immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services including police, medical, legal aid and counselling and psychological support to fight against any forms of violence against women, a PIB report stated.
It also stated that till date 701 OSCs in 35 states and UTs are operational and the scheme implemented has provided assistance to over three lakh women so far. It also stated that in the prevalent situation due to Covid pandemic, women who are in distress or affected by violence could contact the nearest OSCs for immediate assistance and services.
The ministry also directed the chief secretaries and administrators of all states and UTs, DC or DM of all districts to keep OSCs operational during lockdown with availability of all the basic material required for fighting Covid-19 like sanitizers, soaps, masks etc.