Tag: Health Care (Industry)

Are safe pregnancies and childbirth in rural India a luxury?

 
/ June 17, 2015

One woman dies every ten minutes due to pregnancy related complications in India. Although the government has put in place schemes to ensure that every woman has access to healthcare during and after pregnancy, ground reports produced by Video Volunteers reveal that access to prenatal and postnatal care, nutrition and...

Healthcare fails pregnant women in Bihar

 
/ October 5, 2015

Sikkat, Katihar, Bihar | Reena Devi The pregnant women in Sikkat, Ward no. 3, Bihar are not being provided with proper healthcare facilities as expected. Their sufferings were recorded by our Community correspondent Reena Devi.Please call the Sub-divisional officer on  +91-9473191377 and ask him to immediately make sure that pregnant...

Poor condition on roads stand in the way of healthcare

 
/ June 29, 2015

Poor condition of road keeps ambulance service from reaching pregnant women in Bihar. Women are forced to give birth at home in the absence of a trained health professional. Navita Devi Reports from, Bablabanna village, Katihar district, Bihar. This series on community monitoring ofmaternal health in India is supported by...

Lack of proper abortion facilities force women to run from pillar to post

 
/ June 22, 2015

Women seeking abortions in a remote village in India are turned away from the state-run health facilities due to a lack of infrastructure and are forced to approach private practitioners. Last year, 24- year old Masahun Khatun was 5 months pregnant when she fell in the front yard of her...

One woman’s harrowing experience of giving birth at a state-run health facility

 
/ June 15, 2015

A 24-year old woman in labour was kept waiting for the doctor for 6 hours. The doctor on duty did not turn up and she delivered in the presence of a nurse. She was forced to pay INR 400 for her delivery and even, to use the toilet. She neither...

Resuscitating Health Care in Rural Jharkhand

 
/ May 7, 2015

May 7th 2015 | Baskhola Village, Mandro Block, Jharkhand | Jyoti Malto Residents of this village travel as far as 20-30 kilometres in order to get basic healthcare. A sub health care centre was built in the village in 2009 but to this date, its doors have never opened to...