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    All victims of defilement, rape and other forms of sexual assault will now be attended to free of charge – Ablakwa

    Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said that all victims of defilement, rape and other forms of sexual assault are no longer required to pay when they submit police medical forms for a doctor’s report.

    He stated that these vulnerable and traumatized victims need the collective support, and the removal of all barriers towards securing justice by successfully prosecuting those demonic perpetrators.

    “We have with immediate effect abolished all charges victims of sexual offences are required to pay when they submit police medical forms for a doctor’s report.

    “The North Tongu District Health Director and the Medical Superintendents of the Battor Catholic Hospital and the Tagadzi Polyclinic are fully on board to implement this latest MP’s initiative.

    “All victims of defilement, rape and other forms of sexual assault will now be attended to free of charge,” he said in a Facbook post on Monday May 8.

    He added “These vulnerable and traumatized victims need our collective support, and the removal of all barriers towards securing justice by successfully prosecuting those demonic perpetrators.

    “Hitherto, victims of sexual offences are asked to pay between GHS150 and GHS400 to have their police medical forms filled by doctors. Under this new dispensation, the medical facilities in my constituency will submit a quarterly report to the District Health Directorate for prompt payment by the North Tongu MP’s office. We must all help preserve the dignity of womanhood. Happy Mothers Day.”

     

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