HOS­PI­TAL’S WOMEN STAFFERS GET TRAIN­ING IN SELF- DE­FENCE

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUM­BAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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

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