AP girls to get trained for self protection

babuOn the occasion of International Women’s Day, Andhra Pradesh government today announced a number of schemes aimed at their empowerment, including opening an exclusive toll-free helpline ’181′ for women in distress. Making a special statement in the Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said, train girls  Mahila Sakthi’ teams would be set up in all junior and degree colleges in the state and train girls for self protection.  A mobile application ‘Abhayam’ would be launched soon, and a police officer of Inspector General rank would be appointed exclusively for women’s security, Naidu said. The other schemes Naidu announced on Women’s Day include –introduction of free master health check-up for women in the 35 age group through a ‘Master Health He also announced free tele-ultrasonography services in 223 health facilities for screening of pregnant women, mother and child hospitals with 100 beds each to be made operational within 60 days. The Chief Minister also said registration is mandatory for girls and working women’s who join hostels, compulsory establishment of standing committees for women welfare and protection in all local bodies.

Medaram Jathara

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