The ASHA workers are instituted by the ‘ National Rural Health Mission.’ They are at the bottom of the pyramid - the interface between the community and Indian Public Health Delivery System, the first point of contact for millions of Indians to health care.
Last year in December 2021 the union government approved the proposal to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21, based on the recommendations of a NITI Aayog task force. The amendment was introduced in Lok Sabha on 20th December 2021.
Nobody from the district administration or health department visited her despite reporting that she is unwell after the vaccination.
After having faced domestic violence for 14 years of her marriage, when Parvin decided to separate, her husband took revenge by attacking and disfiguring her.