National Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association Committee on Girl Child Education, Dr. Chidi Esike yesterday expressed worry over the violence against the girl child in the society and advocated special attention to the child to curb the menace.
Speaking to newsmen in Abakaliki, Dr. Esike who used the victims of the Bokoharam as an instance called on the federal government to ensure proper rehabilitation of the girls rescued from members of the sect.
He noted that the rescued girls and women from the insurgents may suffer psychological trauma if they are not properly rehabilitated and called on the states, local and federal governments to ensure that the rescued girls complete their education so as to secure their future.
“Apart from the usual screening for diseases and treatment of any illness detected, the rescued girls should undergo sessions of psychotherapy and counselling with qualified medical and other health personnel and counsellors to make sure that they do not suffer from post-traumatic stress disorders and other untoward effects that will truncate their education and productive living in future.
“We are of the opinion that not even pregnancy should prevent these girl children from attending their educational goals.

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