No Right to Health

Article 21 of Indian Constitutionstates:Protection Of Life And Personal Liberty: No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law.This has come to include the Right to Health as a fundamental right and thus the Government has a responsibility to fulfill it.  However, residents of Darlipada village are not having this right met. 

 

Call to Action:  Pressure the Chief District Medical Officerto provide adequate medical assistance to the residents of Darlipada now.  Your contribution means everything.

 

Dr. ManoramaSatapthy, Chief District Medical Officer,Darlipada village, Komna block, Nuapada district, Odisha, Tel: +916678225346.

 

VV-Correspondent Abhisek Kumar Das reports from Darlipadavillage, Nuapada district, Odisha about the lack of medical staff in the local medical centre. 

 

TularamMajhi, a resident sums up their predicament, “What can we do?  The doctor never comes here.”

 

After speaking directly to our Correspondent, we learn that the residents have been trying unsuccessfully, for two years, to complain to the Chief District Medical Officer.  The residents inform us that there is an Ayurveda (alternative medicine) doctorthere called Ayush, but that he does not come on a regular basis.  A pharmacist also comes from 80-90 km away, but only 2/3 times a week due to the distance.  Though the doctor and pharmacist try to alternative their working days, there are many days in which neither are available at the centre, and thus residents are left without any medical help. 

 

All is not lost.  Through similar case, Community Correspondent SarojParaste uncovered abysmal conditions of maternal and child health care in Sakhri Village, Madhya Pradesh.  He managed to bring healthcare to 137 families of Sakhri which through his video.  This goes to show just how powerful a community’s voice teamed with a camera is.

 

This is why we need your support.  Please call the number above to ensure that daily medical assistance is available in the resident of Darlipada.  Your action will bring positive impact for the lives of TularamMajhiand others. 

 

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Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu

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