An ASHA, an auto and a yen for service -Raghava M

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published Published on Jul 25, 2020   modified Modified on Jul 25, 2020

-The Hindu

Health worker who drives three-wheeler in Udupi takes woman for delivery at 3 a.m.

MANGALURU: When the woman in a rural area of Karnataka was going into labour at 3 a.m. on Thursday, she knew the number to call. It was that of Rajeevi, 53, an autorickshaw driver who was an accredited social health activist (ASHA) too.

Since she had taken the pregnant woman from Pernankila village for a check-up to the Government Maternity Hospital in Udupi just a day earlier, when it was time for the delivery, she promptly got the call.

Ms. Rajeevi drove from Pernankila to the temple city before dawn and the woman gave birth to a baby girl.

“I drove her slowly to the hospital. She gave birth on Thursday at noon and I am happy that both the mother and the child are in good health,” she told The Hindu.

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The Hindu, 25 July, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/an-asha-an-auto-and-a-yen-for-service/article32185993.ece?homepage=true


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