Sectoral health protocol determines health care process for women victims of violence (Chekir) | Tunisia News Gazette

Sectoral health protocol determines health care process for women victims of violence (Chekir)

The sectoral health protocol on health care mechanisms for women victims of violence determines a specific process for taking care of abused women, said Hafidha Chekir, international expert in constitutional law, who has contributed to developing 5 sectoral protocols in this field.

These protocols relate to the Ministries of Women and Child, Health, Justice, Interior and Social Affairs.

Speaking to TAP, Chekir pointed out that first step of the health care for the victim is an appropriate reception and special attention, coupled with a concern to facilitate procedures in such cases.

In a second step, the victim must urgently undergo a detailed medical examination to determine the nature of injuries and damage caused, besides an evaluation of her psychological situation and a search of potential violence acts towards her children, she added.

After treating the victim, the officer in charge of the treatment unit must inform law enforcers about this crime and acts of violence that caused physical damage including burns and fractures without waiting for the agreement of the victim, the same source added.

A medical record is then prepared; it contains different documents including a medical certificate which represents an important legal document to confirm the act of violence and the seriousness of the damage caused.

After a general medical examination, the victim must undergo other thorough examinations, Chekir further said, adding that the victim must definitely consult a psychologist for a medical follow-up.

Source: TAP News Agency

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