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Ekiti to inaugurate sexual assault resource centre for rape victims

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The Ekiti State Government has assured that the Sexual Assault Resource Centre, the first in the country to pay medical bills of rape victims and also train victims in vocational skills, will be inaugurated tomorrow.

The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, who disclosed this at the weekend while giving an update on COVID-19 pandemic in Ado-Ekiti, said the state has commenced testing with the new Molecular Laboratory with 10 samples and awaiting the results.

Yaya-Kolade stated that the 10 samples are the beginning of community testing in the state. She said 26 COVID-19 patients have been discharged, with only two patients on admission as at Friday afternoon, adding that the two patients were stable and responding well to treatment.

Speaking on Gender Based Violence (GBV), Yaya-Kolade, encouraged all citizens to stand up against GBV in the state. According to her, the wife of the Governor, Bisi Fayemi, has commenced advocacy to curb all sexual assaults. On the security situation, the Coordinator, COVID-19 Task Force, Prof. Bolaji Alumo, said the situation is stable and no incursion of people into the state for now.

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