Punjab government to start financial scheme for acid attack survivors
The government of Punjab plans to start a new scheme to provide security and financial help to acid attack victims. The idea is to make them self-confident and independent.
The Punjab financial assistance to acid attack victims scheme 2017 has been prepared and submitted to the central government for approval.
The scheme will provide Rs 8,000 financial assistance per month to an acid attack victim suffering from 40% or more disability after the attack.
The health department of the state has also given strict instructions to all government and private hospitals to start the treatment of acid attack victims immediately.
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