Children between the age of 0-6 years have no access to education, nutrition or vaccination due to the lack of an anganwadi centre in their village. Under the Janani Suraksha Yojana and the Janani Shishu Suraksha Yojana, the Indian government’s scheme to bring down maternal and neonatal deaths, women and children are supposed to get nutrition and vaccinations at local anganwadicentres.
Halima Ejaz reports from Radhanagar Bhaktudih village, Dhanbad district, Jharkhand
This series on community monitoring of maternal health in India is supported by Oxfam India.
The elderly couple from Rajasthan had medical issues and could not look out for themselves.