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Meet our Bhanu Sister: No challenge too great, she is unstoppable!


A small plump, fair woman with an infectious smile and warm hug welcomes us to the PHC at Nithauwa. After the initial greetings we occupy the now-empty training hall to talk. I am immediately taken in by Chandrabhanu’s jolly demeanour. It is her warmth that makes me feel as if we know each other for … Continue reading Meet our Bhanu Sister: No challenge too great, she is unstoppable!

Women who Aspire … and Inspire – Part 2


Civil society organizations often grapple with the challenge of representing their achievements, and fall back on numbers to quantify the elusive dream of social change – the number of malnourished children has reduced to x, and child mortality in the area is down by y – but the significance of some achievements is impossible to … Continue reading Women who Aspire … and Inspire – Part 2

Women who Aspire … and Inspire


Dear Readers, As we anticipate the arrival of Women’s Day, we are excited to continue our tradition of honoring the remarkable women who form the backbone of our organization. These women enrich our lives and communities each day with their unwavering courage, resilience, and determination. However, on this special occasion, we feel compelled to shine … Continue reading Women who Aspire … and Inspire

सोलर की कहानी


सच मे अमृत क्लीनिक में सोलर इन्स्टालेशन एक कहानी सा लगता हैं I दक्षिणी राजस्थान के दूर दराज़ के क्षेत्रों में घर—बिजली-पानी के हालात अच्छे नहीं है, और खास बात यह है कि वहाँ बसे समुदाय को इसकी आदत ही हो गयी है I उन्हे इस बात से कोई खास फर्क नहीं पड़ता है, ना … Continue reading सोलर की कहानी

Shifting Perspectives: Rural Sensitization and the Future of Medical Education


The global health policy agenda emphasizes the need to establish universal healthcare for all. From Alma Ata declaration to Sustainable Development Goals, India’s commitment to Health for All has remained undeterred. It essentially means that all individuals should have access to all kinds of quality health services they need, when and where they need them, … Continue reading Shifting Perspectives: Rural Sensitization and the Future of Medical Education

YOUNG DOCTORS, STRONG VOICES – PART II


REFLECTIONS From the Rural Sensitisation Program held in BHS, Rajasthan. “We are all like those little pieces of Jigsaw puzzles, might seem useless when held alone, but when all these tiny pieces unite, there is a scenery never seen before.” ————————— The Rural Sensitisation Programs have been running since 2017. They have a significant number … Continue reading YOUNG DOCTORS, STRONG VOICES – PART II

YOUNG DOCTORS, STRONG VOICES – PART I


Rural Sensitization Programs (RSP) are 3-day camps organized for medical students to explore alternative approaches to healthcare, discuss current issues and also reflect on their role as contributors to the health of our country. Here are two detailed take-aways. By Shubham Verma, University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi “When I saw the brochure of … Continue reading YOUNG DOCTORS, STRONG VOICES – PART I

समता, समानुभूति और समभाव हासिल करने की जद्दोजहद


जब हम पहले-पहल किसी काम से जुड़ते हैं, तो वह हमें क्या सिखाता है? समय का प्रबंधन? पैसों का मोल? या दूसरों से जुड़ना, उन्हें साथ जोड़ने का हुनर? पर हमारी किला के पहले औपचारिक काम का पहला पाठ था समता का। दूसरों के बराबर होने के अहसास का। इस अहसास ने अपनी अंदरूनी बेड़ियों … Continue reading समता, समानुभूति और समभाव हासिल करने की जद्दोजहद

On Women’s Day, Kila’s story: ‘‘Personifying equality, empathy and equanimity- One case at a time”


What can a first job teach you? Time management? Value for money? Better networking skills? For Kila, the first lessons in her first formal job were around equality: these helped break her internal shackles and to come into her being. “Bachpan mei mummy school chorne aati thi lekin main school ke bahar baithi rehti thi. … Continue reading On Women’s Day, Kila’s story: ‘‘Personifying equality, empathy and equanimity- One case at a time”

तलाश अपनी पहचान की: शाइस्ता का खूबसूरत सफ़र


घटना पाँच महीने पहले की ही है। दो साल के नन्हे केशव (परिवर्तित नाम) को बेडावल के अमृत क्लिनिक में लाया गया (जो सबसे नज़दीकी तहसील सलूम्बर से 25 किमी और उदयपुर से तक़रीबन 100 किमी दूर है)। केशव को गंभीर निमोनिया था और उसे फ़ौरन देखभाल की ज़रूरत थी। क्लिनिक की युवा नर्स शाइस्ता … Continue reading तलाश अपनी पहचान की: शाइस्ता का खूबसूरत सफ़र

On Women’s “Day From searching for support to becoming a pillar of one: Sahista’s beautiful journey of self-discovery”


Five months ago, Keshav (name changed), a two-year-old boy was brought to Amrit clinic Bedawal (located 25 km from the nearest Tehsil Salumbar, and almost 100 kms from Udaipur), by his parents. He was suffering from severe pneumonia and needed immediate care. Sahista, a primary healthcare nurse at the clinic, tried her best to save … Continue reading On Women’s “Day From searching for support to becoming a pillar of one: Sahista’s beautiful journey of self-discovery”

प्रेमिला : स्वास्थ्य और खुशहाली, अपने अंदर की महिला की भी


“यहां आने के बाद मैं बिल्ली से शेर बन गई” । यह थे प्रेमिला के शब्द जिन्होंने हमे रोमांच से भर दिया। (स्वयं के लिए एक स्मरण करने योग्य बिंदु:: वही सामाजिक जंगल जो हम महिलाओं को बिल्ली का आकार देती है, हमें शेरनी भी बना सकती है!) इस डर से आत्मविश्वास के परिवर्तन का … Continue reading प्रेमिला : स्वास्थ्य और खुशहाली, अपने अंदर की महिला की भी

On Women’s Day ‘Nurse-ing the spirit: Premila’s story’


Yahan aane ke baad main billi se sher ban gayi (after I came here, I turned from being a cat to a lion). Stirring words by Premila. (Note to self: the very social jungle that shapes us women into kittens can also lion-ize us!). For her transition from fear to confidence, Premila credits the challenges … Continue reading On Women’s Day ‘Nurse-ing the spirit: Premila’s story’

रत्नीबाई: एक अटूट मिसाल अंदरूनी ताकत की


छरहरे बदन ओर छोटी कद-काठी वाली रत्नी बाई, सिर पर सामान लादे, पचास मीटर की ऊँचाई फ़र्राटे से चढ़ जाती है। घुमावदार पहाड़ी पथ पर तकरीबन दस मिनट और चलने पर हम फुलवारी तक पहुँच जाते हैं। फुलवारी अरावली की गोद में बसी मोरवल पंचायत की हाथिया तलाई ढ़ाणी में है। कच्ची झोंपड़ी में चल … Continue reading रत्नीबाई: एक अटूट मिसाल अंदरूनी ताकत की

On Women’s Day A hidden jewel in Morwal Hills: Say Hello to Ratni Bai”


Ratni, somewhat frail and short, quickly climbed up the elevation of 50 meters with a sack of goods placed on her head. She led the way and we followed. Treading a curvaceous hilly path for almost ten minutes, we soon reached the Phulwari (literally translates to- a bed of flowers- which is a daycare centre … Continue reading On Women’s Day A hidden jewel in Morwal Hills: Say Hello to Ratni Bai”

रामलाल की कहानी : जोश और होश


मेरा ध्यान रामलाल की आँखों की ओर गया। एक, क्योंकि वे सुनहरे-हरे रंग की थी, जो कि कुछ अलग ही हैं। दूसरा, क्योंकि वे जल्द ही लाल हो गई। यह लाली भावनाओं की थी, व्यथा की भावना की, उपाश्रित होने की व्यथा की, मानपुर के उपाश्रित की, सलूंबर के मानपुर की – जो उदयपुर से … Continue reading रामलाल की कहानी : जोश और होश

On Women’s Day ‘Ramlal’s story: Josh. Hosh’


My attention was drawn to Ramlal’s eyes. One, because they are yellow-green, a rather unusual shade. Two, because they soon turned red. It was the red of emotion, the emotion of anguish, the anguish of the subaltern, the subaltern of Manpur, the Manpur of Salumbar, two hours away from Udaipur. From the outset, this meeting … Continue reading On Women’s Day ‘Ramlal’s story: Josh. Hosh’