Fayemi has commissioned the Sexual Assault Referral Centre at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) Ado Ekiti.
News Rain Nigeria gathered that the Centre named (MOREMI Clinic) is the result of the efforts of the Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence Management Committee under the Chairmanship of the wife of the governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi.
Commissioning the Centre, Governor Fayemi said: “This is part of our public policy initiatives to address the problem of Gender-Based Violence in Ekiti State, and a milestone event as part of the annual Global 16 Days Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence that runs from November 25th-December 10th, 2020.”
Fayemi Inaugurates Clinic For Sexual Assault Victims
The center is a free, one-stop, survivor-center facility located at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti. It prioritizes the rights and needs of survivors of sexual violence.
In addition, Dr. Fayemi said the clinic has a rapid response team, medical team, counseling team, legal team, police team, and community outreach team as it’s a component operational structure for effective service delivery to victims.
Also in his address, the Chief Medical Director of EKSUTH, Prof. Kayode Oyebanji disclosed that about 40 survivors of sexual assault had been successfully attended to since the inception of the clinic in June 2020.
He explained that the medical team that formed parts of the referral center was made up of Gynaecologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, Nurses, Medical social workers, and clinical psychologists to provide specialized and holistic care for survivors of sexual assaults.
The inauguration was witnessed by the Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Hon Wale Fapounhunda, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social development, Alhaja Mariam Ogunlade; Members of the State Executive Council, members of the statehouse of Assembly, Market Women, Civil Society Groups.
According to the management of the Centre, Moremi Clinic will provide the following services for free:
▪︎Screening and preventive treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.
▪︎Collection and processing of forensic evidence.
▪︎Support for going through the legal process.
▪︎ Providing a medico-legal report for diligent prosecution.
▪︎Treatment and care of child victims of sexual abuse.
▪︎Collection and management of relevant data.
▪︎ Counseling and psycho-social support.
▪︎ Information, support, and counseling for parents, family members, and partners.
▪︎Education and information for community or professional groups.