Q: From the beginning of this year, have you been receiving Anganwadi services regularly?
Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Beneficiary: Yes, services are being provided regularly. Last month, my three-year-old got his routine vaccines. I am also in touch with the ASHA worker regularly via phone.
However, we have not received ration since February. We were told that the ration stock had not come since February.
Q: Have you been informed about your COVID-19 vaccination?
ICDS Beneficiary: Yes, the ASHA worker had called us on the phone to inform us that, since there is a child at home, we should all get vaccinated to be safe. In my house, everyone who is more than 45 years old has been vaccinated. I have not been vaccinated yet.
Q: During the second wave, did you require any urgent medical attention?
ICDS Beneficiary: Not really. Once, my child was not well, and I had to take him to the doctor to get medicines.
However, the people who did not have their own vehicle must have faced a hard time because no public transport was available then.
This interview was conducted with an Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Beneficiary in Churu, Rajasthan in Hindi on 26 May 2021, and has been translated.
Source: Gaon Connection