The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team has inaugurated the Sexual Assault Standing Order and the Sexual Assault Evidence Examination Kit, aka rape kit.
The Coordinator of the DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the team partnered the Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Primary Health Care board for the Friday inauguration.
Vivour-Adeniyi, in a statement on Sunday, said the inauguration was done at a training session for workers of Primary Health Care centres.
She said five pilot centres were picked for the SAEEK, comprising Ogudu, Ita-Elewa in Ikorodu, Ajilete in Ifako-Ijaiye, Palm Avenue in Mushin and Oshodi in Oshodi-Isolo.
She said the selection of the pilot PHC centres was methodically done as statistics revealed that sexual and gender-based assault and related crimes were prevalent in the areas, adding that the centres would render 24-hour service, laboratory, HIV counselling and testing, and maternal and child health services.