Q: Are you a pregnant or nursing mother?
Beneficiary: I am six months pregnant.
Q: Are you availing any benefits from the Anganwadi Centre?
Beneficiary: I am getting dry ration (wheat and pulses) from the Anganwadi Centre.
ASHA and Auxilary Nurse Midwife (ANM) come to check on me, and to talk about diet and how to take care of my health during this time. They also come to give vaccinations.
Q: What are your main challenges on taking care of your health, and of your child in the lockdown period?
Beneficiary: I did not have any trouble during the lockdown. My health was fine and I was getting vaccinated too.
Q: What will help you in taking care of your health, and which the government can provide?
Beneficiary: Everyone is there to take care of my health. I don’t need much. I will also get benefits of the Matru Vandana Yojana (a maternity benefit scheme).
This interview was conducted with an ICDS beneficiary in Jaipur, Rajasthan in Hindi on 14 July 2020, and has been translated.