North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has instituted an initiative in the constituency to ensure all victims of defilement, rape, and other forms of sexual assault are taken care of free of charge.

According to this new arrangement, the victims are no longer required to pay when they submit police medical forms for a doctor’s report.

The MP said the “vulnerable and traumatised” victims need collective support and the removal of all barriers towards securing justice by successfully prosecuting those “demonic perpetrators”.

“We have with immediate effect abolished all charges victims of sexual offenses are required to pay when they submit police medical forms for a doctor’s report.

“The North Tongu District Health Director and the Medical Superintendents of the Battor Catholic Hospital and the Tagadzi Polyclinic are fully on board to implement this latest MP’s initiative.

“All victims of defilement, rape, and other forms of sexual assault will now be attended to free of charge.” 

Mr Ablakwa disclosed this in a Facebook post on Sunday, May 8, to commemorate Mother’s Day.

He added that with the new initiative, medical facilities in my constituency will submit a quarterly report to the District Health Directorate for prompt payment by his office.

“Hitherto, victims of sexual offenses are asked to pay between ¢150 and ¢400 to have their police medical forms filled by doctors.

“Under this new dispensation, the medical facilities in my constituency will submit a quarterly report to the District Health Directorate for prompt payment by the North Tongu MP’s office. We must all help preserve the dignity of womanhood. Happy Mother’s Day.”