HOSPITAL’S WOMEN STAFFERS GET TRAINING IN SELF- DEFENCE
VASHI: Around 80 women employees of Sterling Wockhardt Hospital at Vashi on Wednesday participated in a workshop, I am fearless.
Doctors, nurses and other staffers took part in the selfdefence training session organised ahead of the International Women’s Day, which is on March 8.
The Navi Mumbai police department conducted the safety workshop with ‘ I am fearless’ motto for its women staff on the hospital premises.
Police inspector, anti-human trafficking cell, Pushpalata Dighe taught the techniques and movement of self- defence and shared details of cases of domestic violence, trafficking and rape.
The women employees were taught how to tackle one, two and a gang of people and how use keys and deodorants in situations such as carjacking, kidnapping, physical intimation and road rage.
The one hour training program also included a pledge‘Pledge for Parity’ after which Wockhardt Hospital shared the “I am fearless” Wockhardian Brave Medal with women Wockhardians.
Speaking on the occasion, senior police inspector of Vashi police station, Ajay Kumar Landge, said, “Women give us strength, knowledge and power. We cannot disrespect them. They should not tolerate any kind of torture whether physical or mental.”
He added, “They should react immediately and not suffer to the extreme. We as a police are always ready to help them and it’s our duty. Self-defence is mandatory for every woman and girl to deal with emergency situations.”
Dr Mehul Kalawadia, centre head Sterling Wockhardt Hospital , Vashi, said: “A large number of women work round the clock in the hospital. ‘I am fearless’ campaign is a step to ensure their safety.”
He added, “We are happy to carry out such initiatives which make them strong both mentally and physically.”
THE POLICE CONDUCTED THE SAFETY WORKSHOP WITH ‘I AM FEARLESS’ MOTTO FOR ITS WOMEN STAFF ON THE VASHI HOSPITAL PREMISES