'Being Vaccinated, but Should Receive Masks and Gloves'

Q: Are you a pregnant or nursing mother?

Beneficiary: I am pregnant

Q: Are you registered at the nearby Anganwadi Centre?

Beneficiary: Yes. I am being vaccinated on time and also receiving Take Home Ration from the Anganwadi.

Q: What were your main challenges on your health and that of your child in the lockdown period?

Beneficiary: It’s troublesome to visit the Primary Healthcare Centre for tests because they are very crowded. Hence, I mostly have to consult with the ASHA or the Auxiliary Nurse Midwife.

Q: What will help you in taking care of your health, and which the government can provide?

Beneficiary: The government should provide us with masks and gloves so that we can protect ourselves from COVID-19.

This interview was conducted with a Beneficiary in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in Hindi on 17 July 2020, and has been translated.

Source: Reuters/Baz Ratner

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