Tag: maternal health

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...

You can’t Deliver Your Baby Here, The Roof May Collapse Any Moment

/ June 15, 2015

Crumbling infrastructure at a state-run health facility keeps pregnant women from availing healthcare services here. With a roof that leaks during the monsoon and no functional toilets, both frontline health workers and patients find it difficult to use. Bharti Kumari Reports from Telmocho village, Dhanbad district, Jharkhand This series on...

Pioneering Scheme For Pregnant Women In Pune

/ April 18, 2011

Pregnancy-related deaths drop with the introduction of a new scheme in Pune.

Maternal Health At Risk

/ February 7, 2011

A maternal health scheme in Rajasthan is not being executed effectively, leaving new mothers and their babies at risk.

Motherhood: Who is Deciding?

/ July 12, 2010

Aleya Akhtara reports on a critical lack of access to maternal healthcare and family planning options amongst women in Meghalaya.

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Women Suffer Anaemia

/ June 1, 2010

Despite being the city of apples, women in Himachal Pradesh suffer from Anaemia.