Karnataka implements SAFE protocol for sexual assault cases

Hospitals will procure the SAFE kits towards the end of the month and training will be provided on the standard operating procedures.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 12, 2024 | 6:00 PMUpdatedMay 12, 2024 | 6:00 PM

Health Commissioner Randeep D said the initiative is to ensure that evidence is not contaminated in POCSO cases at the hospital end. (Representational Pic)

Karnataka Health Department instructed government health facilities to procure Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) kits. These kits help to gather and safeguard crucial DNA evidence. “The collection and storing of evidence helps in proper inquiry, and providing justice for the victim,” Health Commissioner Randeep D told South First.

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