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State Womenís Commission team take stock of facilities in W. Singhbhum

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Chaibasa, June 22: Jharkhand State Women Commission headed by its president Dr Mahua Malhi held an open court at Chaibasa Circuit house on Wednesday.

Conducting the court, president Dr. Majhi pointed out that killing in the name of witchcraft and human trafficking are the two major issues, which are prevailed in the district.

Dr Majhi asked DC Abu Backer Sidhique, SP Dr. Michael Raj and government public prosecutor that these issues should be sorted out and Dogma like witchcraft should be eradicated from the human mind through counseling and launching awareness campaign through NGOs and aganwadi centers sahayikas.

In reply, SP Michael Raj mentioned that witchcraft is deeply settled in the mind of local people and it is not so easy to eradicate in one generation as we have seen many of our police officers though they oppose such belief legally but when their children fell sick they take shelter in such concept and go after Ojhas for relief.

The SP added that constant effort would definitely cast deep impact in coming generation and they might be free from such dogmas.

Most marriage related cases were heard by the commission. Later, the commission team inspected Sadar Hospital, Chaibasa, district jail and Adivasi Girl Studentsí Hostel.

After returning from the inspection, Dr Majhi briefed the press at the Circuit House. She said that Sadar Hospital Chaibasa has the poorest facilities in the state.

The hospitalís condition is pathetic and the x-rays, ultrasound, and lab for examining patients are completely damaged. Doctors do not take proper care of the patient and Hospital also lacks technicians. Medicines for life saving preservation store does not function as there is no electricity.

While the maintenance of cleanliness is poor, patients are provided treatment with poor quality medicine. It seems hospital establishment requires a thorough investigation, she added.

Speaking about district jail, Dr Majhi said that the women accommodation is not as par with the strength of women prisoner. Prisoners are provided with poor quality of food.

She said that Adivasi Girl Studentsí Hostel is not maintained properly, as the students are not served rice, oil and soap for bathing.

The commission will submit a report on the issues. Commission team members Devki Rani, Kiran kumari, Civil Surgeon Urgesh Ram, SDO Rakesh Kumar Dubey, DSP, SDPOs and NGOs including a large number of people were present on the occasion.

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