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Sexual Abuse at Hithadhoo Regional Hospital


Haveeru reports that a 15 year old girl who went to Hithadhoo Regional Hospital in Addu has been allegedly sexually abused by a physiotherapist there. The person who is alleged to have committed this act is an Indian national working at the hospital. He had asked everyone to keep out of the physiotherapy room and was inside, alone with the girl, when she suddenly screamed and burst out of the room. Read more here in Dhivehi.

The Maldives Police Service says they are investigating the alleged incident. It can be monthy before any justice is possible for the girl, going by the recent past events of this nature.

CAWM feels that incidents of this nature occur, as proper abuse prevention mechanisms are not built into standard operating procedures of institutions who serve the public, especially children.

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2007 in CAWM

 

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