Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Government Likely To Introduce Insurance Cover For Acid Attack Victims

In order to provide some relief to acid attack victims, the government of India is mulling to introduce an insurance scheme. An NGO (Non-Government Organisation) is pushing the government to design a comprehensive insurance policy that will cover the medical treatment expenses of the victims.

The NGO is also setting up a psycho-social-cum-burn rehabilitation centre for the victims.

In recent past, there have been several incidents of acid attacks in which a significant number of women have either lost their lives or have got their faces badly burnt. In Maharashtra about 35 cases of acid attacks have been registered in just past three years.

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