Cases, where the common man has to pay bribes to get work done, is not uncommon in India. Here Community Correspondent Anul Guria documents testimonies of corruption that occurred at the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Chainpur Block of Palamau district, Jharkhand.
PHC's are state-owned rural health care facilities in India. Every month the midwives who work at the Primary health centre get Rs.10, 000 to keep the centre clean and buy necessary commodities. But in this Jharkhand PHC, as soon as midwives receive this money, Nileshwar Singh (husband of Artima Devi, a co-worker) takes Rs.7,000 from these midwives lying that he needs it to arrange training and meetings in the meeting hall. As a result, the hygiene of the PHC surroundings is being compromised.
Through this video, Anul is demanding for strict actions to be taken to ensure that the money cheated out of these midwives is returned to them.
The Community Correspondent Milon Mondal went there to find out about the amenities and talk to the patients, doctors and the locals about the amenities of this 60 bedded Hospital.
This video report is from Barabanki district, Uttar Pradesh, of a remote Government Primary Health Centre (PHC) that caters to about 30 thousand people. Community Correspondent Sunila Raaj went there to find out about their facilities and conditions of their medical services.