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- They Were Also Thinking About The Name Of The Child To Be Born, Could Not Get The Test Done Due To Corona, In The Fourth Month, The Child Died In The Stomach.
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- Shaista says, 'I went to the hospital during pregnancy, but no doctors were touching me because of Corona, the baby stopped beating a day before delivery'
- Priyanka of Noida says, 'I could have a normal delivery, but he was not willing to give more than two-three days, he said that the report would be a problem if it came positive'.
After two years of marriage, when Nishu came to know that he was pregnant, he was not happy. From that time, Nishu started preparations for the new guest coming into the house. Nishu and her husband also started thinking of names for the baby.
When the lockdown took place, she was happy that now she would be able to spend more time with her husband. But, in the changed world due to the Kovid epidemic, this happiness could not last long. She could not get proper treatment, nor could she get the necessary tests done on time. His child died in the stomach in the fourth month itself. She is now trying to overcome this misery.
Nishu is not the only one who has gone through this problem. Due to corona infection, pregnant women across the world have faced severe problems. Things have been more challenging for women in India. Nishu says, 'Neither a doctor saw me properly, nor could I complete my examination. I came to know that two weeks after the death of the child, it did not last. All this was very painful.
According to UNICEF, a UN body working for children, the Kovid-19 epidemic is causing problems for pregnant women and newborns in getting the necessary medical services and nutrition, which could lead to additional threats. is.
According to UNICEF global estimates, 11.6 million children will be born during the epidemic worldwide. Mothers and newborns face extremely difficult situations. Lockdown and curfew are also included. There is already an additional burden on health services because of the epidemic. In such a situation, it is a challenge for pregnant women to have adequate number of health workers.
Child dies due to lack of treatment
Shaista of Indore could not get the right treatment during her pregnancy. When she reached the government hospital for delivery, she was banished from there. When she went to a private hospital, she was asked for so much money that it was a matter of getting her family outside the bus.
He was then taken to another hospital where he gave birth to a dead son. The doctors told him that his child had died in the stomach a day earlier. It was June 18. Remembering that experience, Shaista still shivers.
Speaking to Bhaskar, Shaista says, 'I went to the hospital during pregnancy. But no doctor was willing to touch me. No one was touching because of Corona. My sonography was also not done. My child's heartbeat was not checked. '
Shaista says, 'Nine months were in a lot of trouble. I did not get treatment properly. I think if I had the right treatment at the right time, my child would have survived. ' Recalling the day of her delivery, she says, 'No hospital took me at the time of delivery. I was in pain, but no doctor was willing to see me. I was in a lot of pain but no one saw me in the government hospital. We were banished from there.
Shaista, 24, is a mother of two. This was his third pregnancy. After the death of the child, she went into depression. She says, 'I went into depression. I had no awareness of my two children. I always used to think about my son all the time. I went through so much trouble and my child could not even survive.
Shaista blames her fate more than blaming anyone for it. She says, “Now I just want my heart to be patient and I can't remember my child.”
Could not enjoy pregnancy
Vinita Singh, resident of Noida, is currently seven months pregnant. These days she is taking full care of herself. But, in the early days of lockdown, he also faced a variety of problems.
Vineeta says, 'I came to know about my pregnancy in March. Initially we were Relax. But, as the lockdown progressed, our troubles grew. When we had to do ultrasound, there were no ultrasound centers open. No doctor wanted to make an appointment. ' She says, 'After much effort we could get a doctor's appointment. In the eighth week we were able to have the first ultrasound.
Vinita's problem was not just that the doctors were unable to find her. They were also having difficulty getting out of the house due to the lockdown. She says, 'On the way, the police was stopping everywhere and asking. It was difficult to get out of the house.
She says that when many doctors refused to make an appointment, she then went to an identified doctor who agreed to see her. As the cases of corona infection were increasing in the country. Vinita's tension was also increasing. In June, the news of a pregnant woman dying on the way after visiting several hospitals in Noida disturbed her.
She says, 'Initially we were watching a lot of news. When we saw the news of the death of women during the labor pens in Delhi-NCR, there was a lot of fear. There was so much stress that I could not sleep, then I stopped watching the news. Started meditation which helped a lot. He was also afraid that there might be a corona infection. He was more concerned with his own child than himself.
She says, 'She used to get scared when she went out. If there was a slight sneeze, it seemed that corona might not be there. I no longer watch news. The best is to avoid corona. Due to the corona epidemic, Vinita could not even get her ultrasound done on time. His second ultrasound was missed.
Delhi-based entrepreneur and social media influencer Ahana Mehta was under stress due to Corona, which made her delivery a month earlier.
According to the World Health Organization, at least four antenatal check-ups (antenatal care check-ups) are necessary for women aged 14–49. According to the National Family Health Survey, only 51 percent of women in India had four or more ANCs.
These check ups, done before delivery, let the doctors know which pregnant woman or their child is at risk. Preventive medicines are given after these discoveries. In such a situation, the danger to the mother or child is not known due to lack of investigation at the right time.
Vinita's health is better now, but she regrets that she was not able to fully enjoy her pregnancy due to the lockdown. She says, “Only one thing is right in Corona. My husband is working from home and during this time we were able to spend a lot of time together. '
Kovid's stress affected pregnancy
Delhi-based entrepreneur and social media influencer Ahana Mehta Mehrotra's pregnancy was going well. He did not face certain problems. However, due to Kovid he took so much stress that his delivery was completed a month in advance. Ahana says, 'Somebody in our family had got kovid but did not have symptoms. I also met him. I was afraid that I might get kovid. '
She says, 'I took stress because of Kovid. I was under stress that my child might not get kovid. I used to cry all the time. I think it affected my pregnancy and my delivery had to be done ahead of time. I think that stress consumed me. I kept crying until my Kovid report came back negative. It took a week for the report to arrive.
Ahana was concerned that if his Kovid report came back positive, no hospital would recruit him for delivery. She says, 'I used to think that I might not have to deliver in the Kovid hospital and somewhere my child might not have anything. I took a lot of stress on it.
When Ahana went to the hospital for regular check up, she was told that her baby would have to be delivered immediately. He was given two hours. She says, 'During the surgery my husband was also not allowed inside. It was all very scary. I was very nervous. I felt that I might not be able to survive. Ahana's son is now two months old and is perfectly healthy.
She says, 'I am happy that my husband supported me and took care of me. Together with him, the tension was somewhat reduced.
Had to have a C-section
Thirty-five-year-old Priyanka, who lives in Noida, has recently given birth to a second child. He had a good delivery experience but suffered a lot due to the closure of the clinic due to lockdown.
She says, 'Things are not being managed properly because of the Kovid. My cavid test was done first. I could also have a normal delivery. However, he did a C-section only. Because they were not willing to give more than two-three days. He said that the report is still negative, then it will be a problem if it comes back positive. I had to get a C-section done.
The clinic where Priyanka was undergoing treatment in the initial months of pregnancy closed during the lockdown. For two months she could not show herself to any doctor. He then began his treatment at a maternity home.
She says, 'Because of Kovid, doctors closed their clinics. It caused a lot of trouble. I could not show anyone for two months. When things got better, I could get my tests done.
Thirty-five-year-old Priyanka, who lives in Noida, has recently given birth to a second child. The clinic in which she was undergoing treatment in the early months of pregnancy closed during lockdown. For two months she could not show herself to any doctor.
His family could not even come to him due to the lockdown. This was also very difficult for him. She says, 'My family or relatives could not come to me at the time of delivery. Neither was my domestic maid. I had a lot of trouble because of all this. I had to do all the work myself.
Hope also disappoints
The Government of India runs several schemes for the health care of pregnant women and children. The effect of these plans is that maternal mortality in India has decreased by 77 percent compared to 1990. In 1990, 556 mothers died every 1 lakh births. In 2016, this figure was 130.
The major reasons for this reform are the schemes of the Central and State Governments, including the Prime Minister's Safe Motherhood Campaign launched in 2016. Asha workers are responsible for implementing these schemes on the ground.
However, the ASHA workers experience during the Kovid epidemic is not very good. Asha worker from Indore, 35-year-old Nasreen Khanam, says the biggest problem is that Asha worker is not allowed to accompany a pregnant woman during delivery at the hospital. Due to which the patients are in trouble. Many women are those who have to undergo surgery in private hospitals, because they feel scared alone in a government hospital.
She says, “Government hospitals are crowded. Many times we bring pregnant women but they cannot be examined or treated. Frequent pregnant women cannot even go. Many women do not want to go, we have to take them by force. '
Nasreen complains that the behavior of hospitals has changed during the Kovid epidemic, which is also causing problems to ASHA workers. She says, 'Many times, patients are pushed out of the hospital by pushing them away. Then under compulsion, pregnant women have to be taken to a private hospital, where they are very expensive to treat.
Problems of government doctors are also not reduced
Due to the Corona epidemic, the burden of private hospitals closing or not seeing patients has been put on government hospitals. Dr Jyoti Simlot, a gynecologist at PC Sethi Hospital in Indore, says that more pregnant women are reaching government hospitals because of the corona epidemic.
She says, for the last six months, pregnant women are getting very upset for their routine checkup. निजी अस्पतालों में डिलीवरी और सीजेरियन के चार्ज बढ़ा दिए गए हैं, जिसकी वजह से गर्भवती महिलाएं सरकारी अस्पतालों में आ रही हैं।
डॉ. ज्योति सिमलोट इंदौर के पीसी सेठी अस्पताल में महिला रोग विशेषज्ञ हैं।
डॉ. ज्योति बताती हैं, 'सरकारी अस्पतालों में आने वाली गर्भवती महिलाओं की संख्या अचानक से बढ़ी है। पहले हमारे अस्पताल में रोजाना 15 डिलीवरी होती थीं, अब 25 तक होती हैं। पहले ओपीडी में रोज डेढ़ सौ के करीब महिलाएं आती थीं। अब ढाई सौ से तीन सौ तक आ रही हैं। इस वजह से सोशल डिस्टेंसिंग बनाए रखने में भी दिक्कत आ रही है।'
वो कहती हैं, 'गर्भवती महिलाएं अंतिम महीनों में सरकारी अस्पतालों का रुख कर रही हैं। इसकी वजह से अस्पताल में ठीक तरह से प्रबंधन में दिक्कतें आ रही हैं। कई बार बेड भी उपलब्ध नहीं हो पाते हैं। मेरी सलाह ये है कि कोरोना संक्रमण की स्थिति में बहुत जरूरी होने पर ही अस्पताल आया जाए।'
डॉ. ज्योति बताती हैं कि अंतिम महीनों में सरकारी अस्पताल में आने वाली ज्यादातर गर्भवती महिलाओं का ये कहना होता है कि निजी अस्पताल का खर्च अब उनके बस में नहीं है, जिसकी वजह से वो अब सरकारी अस्पताल में आ रही हैं।
विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन के मुताबिक, भारत में होने वाली 79 फीसदी डिलीवरी अस्पतालों में होती हैं। यूनिसेफ के आंकड़ों के मुताबिक, भारत में हर बीस मिनट में एक महिला की मौत प्रेग्नेंसी या प्रसव के दौरान जटिलताओं की वजह से होती है।
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