Chilipili Child Labourers’ Special School which was run by JMS from 2000-2014, is still making headlines. Over 1000 Dalit children working as child and pledged/bonded labourers were liberated by JMS and initiated into mainstream education through a two-year residential bridge school programme conducted at JMS. JMS decided to close the school programme in 2014 and … Continue reading
JMS YUVA VEDIKE (JMS Youth Forum)
Thanks to all friends who have extended support to JMS and for the solidarity. With your encouragement and with the active involvement of Ambika’s Parents – Madheva and Mariamma – the campaign #JusticeFor_Ambika – has now reached the young Dalit girls in the villages of Raichur (Karnataka, India).
Under the banner of this campaign young girls started to gather at JMS office for learning computer, reading and actively engaging in JMS yuvavedike (JMS YOUTH FORUM)activities. Youths involvement started with the introduction of Ambika and providing them her case story to read and help them to understand the importance of Education and Empowerment of Young Girls.
There’s a great excitement among girls in the new space for learning that they have found. Various discussions on education, challenges young girls face along with hands on computer skills have added to this excitement.
Ambika’s parents are part of this campaign. All pictures and images in this campaign involving Ambika, have her parents’ active and informed consent.
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Death of Mariyamma, 20 years – Investigating Maternal Death – JMS demands prompt action against medical negligence and steps towards stopping maternal deaths
Death of Mariyamma – Investigating Maternal Death in Manvi taluka, Raichur District (Karnataka)
JMS demands prompt action against medical negligence and steps towards stopping maternal deaths
|Name of the deceased woman||Mariyamma W/o Ramesh|
|Address||Sangapura village, Hirekottnekal Gram Panchayat, Manvi Taluk, Raichur.
Maternal home address: Dhumthi village, Gonavar Gram Panchayat, Sindhanoor Taluk, Raichur Dt.
|Name of the PHC ( reporting)
Name of the PHC (maternal home)
|Medical officer (Paparao camp)
Medical officer (Hirekottnekal)
Name of the ASHA worker (Dhumthi)
Name of the ASHA worker (Sangapura)
Dr.Chandrashekar : 9480840783
Renuka w/o Eranna:9731207819
|Date of death||6th May 2019|
|Place of death||RIMS, Raichur|
|Date of delivery||30th April 2019|
|Mode of delivery||Ceasarean|
|Place of delivery||Taluk hospital, Sindhanoor|
|Hb level||7gms (as per the latest blood test done on 26/4/2019 in a pvt hospital in Sindhanoor. On the day of admission in Taluk hospital, Sindhanoor.|
|Baby sex/ Birth weight||Male , 2.5 kg|
|Education||9th standard, Tailoring|
|Contact number Dhumthi: Dyavanna (brother of the deceased)
Contact number Sangapura ( Husband of the deceased)
|Medical records of the deceased woman||Thai card (obtained from Sangapura). Abdomen and pelvic Scan reports and blood test. (ANC check-ups done in Bangalore)
ANC check-ups done in Sindhanoor during the woman’ 15 days stay in Dhumthi village)
Death of the woman: On the 4/5/2019 around 3 pm woman was shifted to RIMS, Raichur in hospital ambulance. They reached RIMS around 7 pm. Around 8.30 pm after the examinations by the staff nurse, woman was admitted in the MICU. One blood transfusion was done in RIMS. On the day of admission, several injections were written to buy from outside. First day itself injection worth 2000/- was bought from outside. There was no doctor to attend the woman at RIMS, staff nurse attended her. Doctor was called on the mobile and he was giving suggestions over the phone.
Family said that the woman had BP. No doctor saw the woman on 4th and 5th (Saturday and Sunday). On the 6th around 6 am woman developed all complications. Though the hospital asked to shift the woman elsewhere, family did not. Already woman’ eyes had gone up and she was unconscious. She died around 12 noon.
Demand by JMS regarding the actions to be taken immediately regarding the maternal death:
- To ensure that the death is audited by the medical officer in Hirekottnekal PHC and he submits the audit report in the suggested Maternal Death Review (MDR format) in 27 pages. Get a copy of the MDR format from the PHC.
- To ensure the survival of the new born: baby is weighed in every 15 days, milk powder supplied by the dept. etc. if necessary.
- To ensure that the Maternal Death Audit is done at the district level this month itself and the family attend the maternal death audit and speak all their grievances. One representative from the Sanghatane who is thorough of the case to attend the audit with all the case details.
COMPLETE REPORT ON THE MATERNAL DEATH: [Please read on] (more…)
JMS Campaign for Maternal Health Rights of Dalit women – raises concerns about the sick health system
New Indian Express, 04 March 2019
Feb 08, 2019 – Rally for public services
Jagrutha Mahila Sanghatane mobilised 300 women from 8 gram panchayats of Manvi Taluka who have been demanding payments for the sanitory toilets they have built, rectification of various irregularities in payment for their work under MNREGA [for almost 500 people payment not done for almost 50 days of work each, citing various technical reasons], and response to the drinking water problems in various villages.
JMS held a public demand rally in front of Taluka Executive Officer of taluka panchayat.
The EO was made to come down for negotiations with them. Women presented a village by village records for the demands that they had made. Documents were shown. Women aksed for a time-bound resolution of their problems. The EO called the computer operators who keep the records and Panchayat Development Officers (PDOs).
The issue of payments for toilet constructions, cattle sheds were promised to be solved immediately. A panchayat-wise date was drawn for meetings with PDOs to resolve panchayat-wise issues. JMS has immediately followed up with authorities in each of the villages.
JMS campaign in three electoral constituencies for basic community rights and communal harmony: ELECTORAL CANDIDATES SHOULD PROMOTE COMMUNAL HARMONY
JMS campaigned in 50 villages coming under three legislative constituencies – Manvi, Sindhanur and Maski – of Raichru district. They also submitted charter of demands: the demands included right of the communities for basic necessities –
(1) basic primary health care services should be made available for all in the government primary health centres
(2) Reform of the public distribution system and alternative arrangements of PDS for those who are deprived of it due to the bio-metric system
(3) Ensuring proper functioning and accountability of gram panchayats – regular conduct of gram sabhas and inquiry should be held in all the GPs on the irregularity of allocation of welfare schemes in the last five years
(4) Ensure timely and regular reach of all social security schemes especially pensions to the needy
(5) No contesting candidate should promote or encourage communal conflicts and they should promote communal harmony.