Experience @ Swasthya Swaraj

  • Envisioned and Lived (7/11/2017) -
    The umbilical cord had not yet been cut so the resident nurse and the women helpers with solar lights in hand jumped into the gaadi. The baby was crying audibly, a sound that for now was music to our ears. Read More...
  • Waiting for ‘death’ to Come (3/2/2017) -
    I entered the typical low height, mud, adivasi house. Few women and men, young & old and some children were sitting around patient in central room. Children had nothing to do with the situation but all other were looking tense. To me, all were looking equally tense which made it difficult for me to find his family members among them...... Read More...
  • When you are thrown out of your comfort zone (2/27/2017) -
    They say, comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there. Meaning, when you are repetitively doing a particular activity or a particular job in a certain way for the long time then you get used to it. The newness of that activity gradually decreases and naturally it becomes a comfort zone for you...... Read More...
  • TULSI- A Swasthya Swaraj Initiative for Tribal Adolescent Girls (1/22/2016) -
    On 29th September, 2015, we inaugurated TULSI initiative of Swasthya Swaraj, an empowerment programme for adolescent tribal girls. This programme is for the overall development of girls ensuring them a better, healthy and empowered life ..... Read More...
  • Moving Mountains (6/11/2015) -
    Toladehi Majhi is a young mother of 4 from the Kondh village of Pindhapadhar in Kalahandi district of Odisha. An elderly woman is soaking in the sun while a rooster struts around with curious yet vigilant eyes . ...... Read More...
  • Broken bodies…. Broken lives…. (5/19/2015) -
    Anantho ( called as Antho) is a five year old boy from Podapoi village in Kerpai Panchayat. He was accidentally seen by our medical team during our visit to the villages. He was left to die in the village square as the village ‘guru’ had pronounced his imminent death as he was not to recover from fatal illness. We found him lying alone naked, covered by the filth of his vomitus and flies and chicken feeding on the vomitus.... Read More...
  • Updates from Kalahandi (5/19/2015) -
    For three days,Me and Dr.Vatsal were with Dr Aquinus Mam at Kalahandi. Aquinus Mam along with Sister Angelina, Sister Annes and Palak have initiated a new health program for the tribal people of Kalahandi district, Orrisa. Their soon to be registered NGO is named “Swasthya Swaraj”. Read More...