Thursday, April 3, 2008

Cry of slum

Baghwanala is urban area slums, which come under Hukulganj area in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh,India. Nearly 2000 people are residing in this slum. Bagwanala slum is entirely marginalized from health and education facilities.

Bagwanala is situated on the bank of Varuna River. Varuna River water is being regularly polluted and now it’s seemed as water of Drainage. There is one hand pump and well in Bagwanala to quench the thirst of 2000 people but today due to low groundwater level, the people of Bagwanala are compelled to drink dirty and bad smelling water.

Last month Bagwanala excessive fall in the clutch of contagious disease of chickenpox, eczema. Infectious diseases affect every age people. In the month of February PVCHR got this information by grass root activist that 18 people are suffering from chickenpox and 38 people are suffering from eczema and immediately gave telephonic information to Chief Medical officer (CMO) of Varanasi and on same day evening health visitor Ms. Vijay Kumari came to visit Bagwanala and she diagnose patient in the light of torch.

On 5th March 2008 member of V.O.P (Voice of People) and ANM with sample of dirty water and complaint letter went to C.M.O office. He immediately gave information to water department office regarding the supply of dirty water. After two days four health visitor organized health camp in Bagwanala and distribute medicine of eczema, loose stole, fever and of worm. But health visitor never come again to see the condition of Bagwanala. Few people gets relief from the medicine but again 11 people and also 16 days new born girl is suffering from chickenpox.

Again on 25th March, 2008 C.M.O gets telephonic information and on same day at 7:30 pm in the late evening doctor and health visitor came but they denied for the medical checkup due to darkness. They assured they will come tomorrow for the medical treatment but till today i.e. 29th March Bagwanala people did not get any medical facilities.

By Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi

Source: http://www.mynews.in/fullstory.aspx?storyid=3444#


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