Goa CM Pramod Sawant Launches Helpline For Women In Distress

Mumbai: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched a WhatsApp helpline for women at Police Headquarters, Panaji here on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Goa Police congratulated the WhatsApp helpline for starting the facility and said that it is an additional measure of security for women in distress.

He emphasized disseminating helpline numbers to women on a large scale through media, social media, railway stations, airports, and other related government institutions so that the helpline facility reaches women who are looking for help. The women’s helpline aims to provide protection and convenience against women at all times in the state and achieve zero crime against women.

Sawant tweeted: “As an additional measure of safety for women in distress, an exclusive Whatsapp helpline number 7875756177 is launched today. This dedicated WhatsApp number will be functional round the clock at the State Police Control Room, Panaji to redress grievances of women in distress.”

“The women in distress will be able to send WhatsApp messages and images/videos on this number,” he said in another tweet.

The helpline was started after another incident of handing over an advanced life support ambulance to Goa police. Union Minister of State for Defense and Ayush Shripad Naik handed over an ambulance to the Chief Minister for the use of the Goa Police.

Naik, in his address, appreciated the efforts made by the Goa Police to stop the COVID-19 epidemic in the state. He said that medically equipped ambulances would help the Goa Police in providing medical services during emergencies.

He further informed that the Defence Ministry also intends to provide a bus equipped with instruments/machinery for cancer detection to Goa Medical College.

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