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Alappuzha: Kerala health department has assigned health workers to report issues like domestic violence, and child marriage among others. The move comes as the execution of the department’s revamp measures.
At present, health workers are looking into community health, infanticide, and substance abuse. As per the updated responsibilities, the health workers are supposed to report violations like:
- Sexual assault on women and children
- Domestic violence
- Child labour
- Atrocities against senior citizens, differently-abled individuals
However, according to media reports, specifics on new responsibilities are not yet available.