Corruption in NRHM : Pregnant woman charged Rs 300 by Auxilary Nurse Midwife

Mandru Block, Sahebganj District, Jharkhand

Community Correspondent Shikha Paharin's sister-in-law, Munni Paharin gave birth to a baby boy at the district hospital of Sahebganj in 2014. According to the Janani Suraksha Yojana, all women below poverty line are entitled to free and cashless deliveries at government-run health facilities. However, at the district hospital Munni was forced to pay Rs 300 by the auxilary nurse midwife (ANM). The ANMs continued to ask more money, even after they paid up. Members of Munni's community say this is common practice.

Please Call the Civil Surgeon, Sahebganj district on +91 9334774755 and urge him to ensure that provisions of the Janani Suraksha Yojana are not violated by employees in public health facilities.

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