Delhi Police's self-de­fence train­ing ben­e­fits thou­sands of fe­male doc­tors, nurses

Millennium Post - - CITY - AB­HAY SINGH

NEW DELHI: Thou­sands of fe­male hospi­tal staffs, in­clud­ing doc­tors and nurses, have been im­parted self-de­fence train­ing by Delhi Police's Spe­cial Police Unit for Women and Chil­dren (SPUWAC) over the past three years, in or­der to make them for con­fi­dent and stronger to face ad­verse sit­u­a­tions.

This year as well, ac­cord­ing to police sources, self-de­fence train­ing was given in both pri­vate and gov­ern­ment hospi­tal, where nurses and doc­tors some­times face threat­en­ing sit­u­a­tions. Around 177 pro­grammes were con­ducted 2017, in which more than 35,000 par­tic­i­pants were trained.

"We have been pro­vid­ing self-de­fence train­ing to fe­male nurses and doc­tors, which give them con­fi­dence and make women phys­i­cally stronger," said Esha Pandey, DCP, SPUWAC.

Most re­cently, vol­un­teers in­cluded over 50 fe­male staffs of Apollo hospi­tal and 80 women from LNJP Hospi­tal were im­parted train­ing, along with some staff from Push­pawati Sing­ha­nia Re­search In­sti­tute.

Ac­cord­ing to a Delhi Police of­fi­cial, the shifts of nurses of­ten con­tinue late into the night. Dur­ing such hours, some­times they have to go through vul­ner­a­ble routes. The train­ing im­parted by Delhi Police will in­stil be­lief in them to han­dle any sit­u­a­tion.

In 2016, doc­tors and nurses of Saf­dar­jung Hospi­tal and Holy Fam­ily hospi­tal were given train­ing; while in 2015, staff of Max Hospi­tal, Saket, and Sant Par­manand Hospi­tal were trained.

"Some­times, even pa­tients' fam­ily mem­bers at­tack the hospi­tal staff, due to which fe­male staffs be­come vul­ner­a­ble," said the of­fi­cial, adding that more self-de­fence pro­grammes will be held in dif­fer­ent hos­pi­tals.

Be­tween 2002 and Septem­ber 13, 2017, around 2,57,452 peo­ple have par­tic­i­pated in the 1,548 self-de­fence camps.

One day work­shops were also con­ducted from be­tween 2003 and 2017, wherein 67,923 peo­ple par­tic­i­pated.

Af­ter Durga Puja va­ca­tions, Delhi Police will also meet fresh­ers in Delhi's col­leges. "How to be­have with fel­low stu­dents and some tips about safety will be dis­cussed," said a police of­fi­cial.

Be­tween 2015 and 2017, around 32,915 boys have par­tic­i­pated in 115 gen­der sen­si­ti­sa­tion pro­grammes con­ducted by the self-de­fence wing of SPUWAC. This year, 24 pro­grams were held in which 6,910 boys par­tic­i­pated.

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