Session on Reproductive health of adolescence and awareness of menstrual hygiene for young rural girls. organized at JMS office Pothnal in support of resource person Annamma, an experienced nurse in Primary Health Center, Pothnal. There were 15 girls engaged in the session. Annamma, a nurse at the Pothnal Primary Health Centre, addressed the young girls. She provided detailed information on reproductive health, hygiene, balanced diet maintenance, and psychological changes during the menstrual cycle and medical consultations and so on. There was an interactive session with the girls finding answers to their own menstrual issues, the discussion continued by displaying a documentary.
#JMS Maternal Health Campaign_2019
JMS in collaboration with Dalit Human Rights Forum Karnataka (DHRF-K) organised a district level Maternal Health rally at Sindhanur Taluk Hospital Sindhanur on 12th July 2019, demanding access to better reproductive and maternal health care services and pressing for stopping undue referrals to private health care facilities which incur heavy financial burden on women.
200 members of JMS from 10 Villages (Paparaocamp, Dumti, Gonwara,Ulgunchi,Aynoor, Sultanapura, Balaganur, Buddinni, Ramathnala, Pothnal) of Sindhanur , Maski and Manvi Taluka marched across the streets of Sindhanur. Later, they demanded that the Taluka Health Officer (THO) and other officers come to listen to their grievances and pressed them to solve their problems.
Activist singers from Raichur District took part in the rally and sang few songs on Maternal Health. This Song is about the conditions of poor when they visit government hospital and how the doctors collect the money from the people
During district level maternal health public Dialogue Women from 10 villages discussed on various issues related to the denial of access to the health services with Taluk Health officer. People placed a menorandum before the THO in the presence of two Doctors from two PHCs and other health representatives. They demanded that people’s demands be taken up for immediate action. THO passed few resolutions in the meeting.
1.Due to non availability of radiologist at government hospital , free scanning facility at taluk for pregnant mother’s once in a month at refered hospital.
2.Action on providing free Ambulance services
3.Action on Water and sanitation facility at PHC
4.Sanctioned new buildings for sub center construction and allotted trained doctors for the villages and will be available for people 24hrs.
The THO asked people to reach him directly when any medical personnel demanded money for providing health services, and urged women not to give money.
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 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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JMS Campaign for Maternal Health Rights of Dalit women – raises concerns about the sick health system
New Indian Express, 04 March 2019