Madhya Pradesh's department of health and family welfare and ActionAid launched a crisis centre in Bhopal's JP Hospital on Monday to help victims of rape and abuse cope by way of a four-step recovery assistance. "There will be counsellors who will emotionally and psychologically help the victims.
There are female police officers of inspector rank, who will lodge the FIR. Legal officers present in the centre will help the victim make an informed choice by providing them with legal assistance. Finally, a safety plan will help them stay away from further abuse," said Sarika Sinha, Madhya Pradesh regional manager of ActionAid, adding that the Women's Right to Resource Centre at ActionAid has received 94 complaints of rape since January in Madhya Pradesh alone this year.