Sunita Bai, a Harjan woman of Banikhera village in Sheopur district in State of Madhya Pradesh lost her child immediately after birth. Her husband and other community members say that hospital has inadequate facilities and treatment was not given to the child and the mother after delivery. Both Sunita Bai and her child had developed some complications but were denied adequate medical facilities at the district hospital. She lost her child. Her husband has given a written complaint to the Collector. Media reports challenge the state institutional delivery mantra of the state if state does not have the available infrastructure to save lives of women and children.
Adapted from media report published in Nai Dunia dated January 16, 2007