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Solidarity and protest: How an ASHA worker in Kolhapur addresses villagers' mental health concerns, fights for better wages
Lifestyle

Solidarity and protest: How an ASHA worker in Kolhapur addresses villagers' mental health concerns, fights for better wages

Even before COVID-19 duty, ASHA workers were overworked and underpaid, and the fallouts of these are visible.

Sexual and reproductive health: 'How did my wife develop an infection?'
India

Sexual and reproductive health: 'How did my wife develop an infection?'

An infection after a sterilisation set off three years of pain, a bewildering runaround of hospitals, growing debt, and eventually a hysterectomy for 27-year-old Susheela Devi of Rajasthan’s Dausa district

'Get no respect', say Delhi's ASHA workers as pleas for pay hike, protective equipment fall on deaf ears
India

'Get no respect', say Delhi's ASHA workers as pleas for pay hike, protective equipment fall on deaf ears

As per government guidelines, ASHAs are called volunteers. But the amount of work they are expected to perform is more akin to a full-time job

Unseen Warriors of COVID: Forced to beg for our rights, say Hyderabad's ASHA workers
India

Unseen Warriors of COVID: Forced to beg for our rights, say Hyderabad's ASHA workers

Frontline and healthcare workers were assigned additional duties to help manage the public health emergency. But while the number of tasks expected of ASHAs kept increasing, the protective gear dwindled

Unseen Warriors of COVID: Give us what is ours, say Mumbai's ASHA workers struggling for job security and pay hike
India

Unseen Warriors of COVID: Give us what is ours, say Mumbai's ASHA workers struggling for job security and pay hike

Overworked and underpaid, Mumbai's ASHA workers say they face social stigma at work due to the public's fear of COVID-19 and are shunned by their families at home

As Bihar nears 2.6 lakh cases, locals believe COVID-19 is just a 'flu', or, 'nightmare that is over'
Health

As Bihar nears 2.6 lakh cases, locals believe COVID-19 is just a 'flu', or, 'nightmare that is over'

As per one of the many conspiracy theories that have gained a footing in Bihar, COVID-19 is a rumour spread by Westerners to ruin India’s economy

'Kill Corona' campaign in MP can help fight COVID-19, but will it reverse spike in Bhopal, Gwalior-Chambal belt?
India

'Kill Corona' campaign in MP can help fight COVID-19, but will it reverse spike in Bhopal, Gwalior-Chambal belt?

With three of six districts in election-bound Gwalior-Chambal belt recording over 100% growth in COVID-19 cases, it will be a major challenge for Chouhan govt to campaign and organise elections without creating new hotspots

Coronavirus outbreak presents chance for India to strengthen public healthcare system, train grassroots health workers to detect epidemics
India

Coronavirus outbreak presents chance for India to strengthen public healthcare system, train grassroots health workers to detect epidemics

What we have at the grassroots level are the frontline health workers like ASHA, ANM, AWW and MPW at the level of a health and wellness sub-centre covering a big chunk of the population.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Led by Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam medical fraternity takes a leap of faith in fight against COVID-19
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Led by Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam medical fraternity takes a leap of faith in fight against COVID-19

Everyone in the country is nervous, only that people like Jenita Baruah, Dhiraj Pathak, Arun Kumar Konwar, Swapna Bhumic Das, Ratnawati Doley and many other unknown faces from the medical fraternity are braver than the rest.

Few ambulances, overburdened doctors among hurdles tribal women of Maharashtra
India

Few ambulances, overburdened doctors among hurdles tribal women of Maharashtra"s Palghar face in accessing maternity care

Distance and access to the nearest health facility has always been a challenge for women in tribal hamlets

Adivasis and the Indian State: Caught between Hinduisation and indifferent govt, Madias of Maharashtra struggle to make ends meet
India

Adivasis and the Indian State: Caught between Hinduisation and indifferent govt, Madias of Maharashtra struggle to make ends meet

Majority of the families belonging to the Madia tribe in Maharashtra, whose lives have been disrupted by an encroaching ‘civilisation’, are left with a Hobson’s choice — assimilate and lose their Adivasi culture or resist and lose their lives

Private doctors are pushing women in India to undergo dangerous hysterectomies they don't really need
India

Private doctors are pushing women in India to undergo dangerous hysterectomies they don't really need

Some women have been pressured into having hysterectomies so they can work as cane cutters without periods to interrupt their ability.

Team of doctors cite 'administrative failure', 'state's apathy' for AES deaths among children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur
India

Team of doctors cite 'administrative failure', 'state's apathy' for AES deaths among children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Doctors, in an independent inquiry, blamed 'administrative failure' and the 'state's apathy' towards people for the AES deaths among children in Bihar.

Encephalitis in Bihar: Overburdened primary caregivers, poor quality of health infrastructure add to woes
India

Encephalitis in Bihar: Overburdened primary caregivers, poor quality of health infrastructure add to woes

In India, Japanese Encephalitis has traditionally been the most important cause of AES and this has resulted in an overemphasis on parallel AES and JE surveillance.

Gujarat govt offers to play the umpire; suggests PepsiCo India make it a party to contracts with potato farmers
Business

Gujarat govt offers to play the umpire; suggests PepsiCo India make it a party to contracts with potato farmers

Realising it was losing the battle of perceptions, PepsiCo accepted the face-saver of a negotiated settlement which the Gujarat government offered.

In Jharkhand’s tribal areas, toothless laws against ‘witch hunting’ hand land mafias tool to target female landowners
India

In Jharkhand’s tribal areas, toothless laws against ‘witch hunting’ hand land mafias tool to target female landowners

"The biggest reason for branding a woman a witch is land grabbing," said Sanjay Mishra, a social activist in Jharkhand who has worked closely with victims of witch hunting.

Alliance of 400 bodies asks Centre to refrain from using 'coercive methods' to silence NGOs
India

Alliance of 400 bodies asks Centre to refrain from using 'coercive methods' to silence NGOs

An alliance of 400 organisations working to promote sustainable agriculture on Thursday said it stood in solidarity with Greenpeace India.

Watch: ASHA worker falls off tower in Bhopal's Polytechnic Chauraha during strike to demand increase in wages
India

Watch: ASHA worker falls off tower in Bhopal's Polytechnic Chauraha during strike to demand increase in wages

Hundreds of ASHA workers gathered in Bhopal on Tuesday to demand regularisation of their pay, which took the administration by surprise.

125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address: Narendra Modi says external enemies take advantage of divided society
India

125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address: Narendra Modi says external enemies take advantage of divided society

Speaking about the significance of self-confidence that Swami Vivekananda generated among Indian people, Narendra Modi said that today when India launched 100 satellites in one go, when the world discusses Manglayaan and Gaganyaan then it increases the self-confidence of the country

Narendra Modi interacts with ASHA, ANM and Anganwadi workers, underlines importance of welfare of women, children
India

Narendra Modi interacts with ASHA, ANM and Anganwadi workers, underlines importance of welfare of women, children

Narendra Modi in his interaction also spoke how the ASHA, ANM and Anganwadi workers have helped bring a mind-set change besides implementing health programmes.