A Citizen Journalist Reveals The Harsh Conditions Of Jharkhand’s Pregnant Women On Camera

Posted on August 3, 2015 in Specials

Video by Nirmala Ekka, Hesatu village, Ranchi district, Jharkhand:

Pregnant women and children do not receive vaccinations and nutrition on a regular basis due to the absence of a designated anganwadi sevika (attendant) for the village. A sevika from the neighbouring village visits Hesatu, however, women say that she is not regular. Pregnant women in the village have also not received cash incentives promised under the Janani Suraksha Yojana since 2013.

Further no ambulance service is available here, which means that pregnant women are taken to the hospital by auto rickshaws in case of emergencies.

Call to Action: Please call Ranchi Civil Surgeon on +91 9431359400 and urge him to take action.