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Doctor on Call – Medical phone service in Chhattisgarh

 
/ February 7, 2017

Deep in the jungles of Chhattisgarh, a technological and medical revolution is underway.   “I will tell you what to give the patient for gout,” says a friendly voice on the mobile phone. The pre-recorded message then outlines the way to prepare a traditional concoction of herbs and plants to treat...

Doctor on Call – Medical phone service in Chhattisgarh

 
/ February 7, 2017

Deep in the jungles of Chhattisgarh, a technological and medical revolution is underway.   “I will tell you what to give the patient for gout,” says a friendly voice on the mobile phone. The pre-recorded message then outlines the way to prepare a traditional concoction of herbs and plants to treat...

Ordeal of a Blind Mother – Deserted by Husband, Denied pension

 
/ January 27, 2017

Shakinaur Khatun was a happy woman till five years back, living in Malda, West Bengal. She lived with her husband and two young children in her household. But things changed when she slowly lost her eyesight due to an unknown illness. Her husband and in-laws abandoned Shakinaur and the two...

Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan – A Legacy of Unfinished Toilets?

 
/ January 19, 2017

One of the most applauded, publicised and actually needed social welfare programs is the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Gramin). This program is targeted toward the villages of our country that house around three-fourth of India’s population. It aims to provide comprehensive sanitation coverage such as toilets and rid our villages from...

Kisan Credit Card Scam unearthed in Jharkhand

 
/ January 13, 2017

The Kisan Credit Card (KCC) intends to help farmers who are economically weak to take credit at lesser rates to buy seeds, fertilizers and other important things needed for irrigation and farming. But what happens when a hopeful farmer is scammed by the very bank official who appeared as a...

Ordeal of a pregnant woman

 
/ January 12, 2017

It has been a long, long haul for Ranjana, and she is quieted by exhaustion and apprehension in equal parts. This is the second hospital she has been admitted to that day and both have treated her with superb disdain, making her wait for hours together, refusing to give her...

A walk into the jungle is still the only accessible toilet

 
/ January 11, 2017

For the women of a remote village in Jharkhand, a walk into the nearby forests is still the only way they can answer nature’s call. Because the much-promised bathrooms to be constructed for every village in India has still eluded them. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched in 2014 with much...

Pregnant Girl Strangulated and Dumped in the Name of Honour

 
/ January 10, 2017

Geeta, a 17-year-old girl, struggled to breathe as her father Kailash, strangulated her. Her grandmother, Mem, struggled to free Geeta from Kailash’s grip, but hate was stronger than love, and Geeta died. ” I saw it happen in front of me. Her body was thrown in the dump yard by...