“One Stop Centre (OSC) will soon be expanded to three districts after 100 days; next target being Imphal and hill districts,” Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen announced during her spot visit to Sakhi One Stop Centre, the first ever such centre in the State at Thoubal Mini Secretariat complex today.
During the visit to the centre, the Social Welfare Minister interacted with the officials and staff concerned and also enquired about the infrastructure to know if there is any shortage.
She lauded and appreciated the DC, Thoubal for such an initiative. She was visibly gratified on seeing that the centre was functioning in a satisfactory manner.
At present, this centre is equipped with 10 rooms including administrative block, dormitory, kitchen, toilets, counselling room, video conference room, police, medical and waiting rooms. There are around 20 staff at the centre that includes administration staff, police, medical team, case worker, counsellor and support staff.
Addressing the ministerial team, DC Thoubal L Nabakiswar stated that it is the first ever centre that serves as a second home for women victims.
It may be mentioned that OSC is meant for women in distress or affected by violence in private and public places. It will facilitate an integrated range of services including medical, legal, and psychological support.
Source: The Sangai Express