Clean India Mission fails in Bihar

/ October 8, 2015

Munger, Bihar | Sheela Sheikh 300 people have not seen a toilet in 40 years. Swacch Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission’s  main objective is elimination of open defecation. This campaign aims to accomplish the vision of a ‘Clean India’ by 2 October 2019 which is on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th...

Healthcare fails pregnant women in Bihar

/ October 5, 2015

Sikkat, Katihar, Bihar | Reena Devi The pregnant women in Sikkat, Ward no. 3, Bihar are not being provided with proper healthcare facilities as expected. Their sufferings were recorded by our Community correspondent Reena Devi.Please call the Sub-divisional officer on  +91-9473191377 and ask him to immediately make sure that pregnant...

No facilities for Pregnant Women

/ September 28, 2015

Madva, Bihar | Ashok Paswan Mamta Devi, a mother of a newborn child, failed to receive primary healthcare from the Aanganwadi in her village during the pregnancy of her child.  Mothers in Jamui repeatedly complain of recurrent episodes of giddiness and weakness, and low immunity in their infants. This failure...

One Ambulance for 18 villages

/ September 21, 2015

There is only one ambulance for 18 villages in Gaunaha block of West Champaran district. Pregnant women say that ambulance never arrives on time. They either have to hire a private vehicle or use a bullock cart to get the nearest health facility.

5 months without food – Asha reports from Sagarpur, Bihar

/ September 3, 2015

The villagers of Sagarpur in Bihar are not getting any ration from the dealer in their village.  Our community correspondent Asha went there to find out the reason behind it. All the villagers belonging to BPL (Below Poverty Line) have the right to get ration every month. Community Correspondents come...

Broken Promises: Pregnant women and frontline health workers still await cash incentives

/ August 31, 2015

Baghmara, Jharkhand | Halima Ejaz It has been over 8 months since Usha Devi a resident of Baghmara delivered her baby at a government hospital ,however, she is yet to receive cash incentives of Rs 1400 as promised under the Janani Suraksha Yojana – the government’s scheme to bring down...

Misdiagnosis by doctors forces pregnant woman to spend out of her pocket

/ August 24, 2015

When Vishakha Limbore went into labour and was brought to Saswad hospital, she was told by the doctors that her baby had died inside her womb and was asked to go to a private hospital to seek immediate care. However, at the private hospital, doctors said that there was nothing...

Crumbling Infrastructure: Defunct sonography machines force women to spend out of their pockets

/ August 10, 2015

Sonography machines at Saswad Rural Hospital, Pune have been defunct since January 2013. Pregnant women seeking pre-natal check-ups are turned away, forced to travel faraway distances and spend out of their pockets, whereas according to the Janani Suraksha Yojana, pregnant women below poverty line are entitled to free of cost...