How do you react when a father-in-law says about his Bahu (daughter-in-law), “Aap mujhe isko bade asptaal le jane kyun bol rahe ho? Yeh mar gayi toh mai isko jala dunga, woh meri zimmedari hai.” (Why are you asking me to take her to a bigger hospital? If she dies I will cremate her, that is my responsibility).
An excerpt from a blog by Hyjel D’Souza who is an India Fellow of the 2017-18 cohort currently placed at Basic HealthCare Services. She shares her learning on the plight of pregnant women in the remote tribal areas where AMRIT clinics are located.