UMARIA: Sunita Yadav, wife of Vineet Yadav, resident of village Jakhnaud, Panchayat Jakhnaud, block Pohri, district Shivpuri delivered a baby on 6 January 2016 at District Hospital Shivpuri.

She said that she had to spend Rs 1570 on her delivery in spite of free delivery scheme called JSY (Janani Suraksha Yojana) launched by the state government to promote institutional delivery in public health facilities. She said when she went into labour, her family called up Janani express but it didn’t come.

Then she was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle on which she had to spend Rs 200. After reaching the hospital she had to get herself registered for which she had to pay Rs 5. She had to spend Rs 655 on food. On the day of her discharge, staff of the health facility asked her for money.

So she had to give Rs 380 to the staff as tips including Rs 50 to nurse and Rs 30 each to washer man and sweeper.

Apart from this, she had to spend Rs 30 on soap and detergent and Rs 100 on clothes for the child. Again she had to pay Rs 200 as tip to the driver of Janani Express.

Anjali from Mandla district is a tribal. When we talked to her, she revealed that she also had to spend Rs 2405 on her delivery. She is 30-year-old.

The name of her husband is Jageshwar and they live in village Chand Gaon Panchayat Chand Gaon. As Chand Gaon is relatively inaccessible area, so Janani express didn’t reach the place. Anjali had to pay Rs 500 to the staff of Janani Express and the registration fee of Rs 5. Apart from this, food and drugs cost her Rs 600 and Rs 1800 respectively. Here she was not asked to purchase clothes for the child.

Tips, diagnostics and other charges cost them total Rs 700. Rekha Adiwasi husband Mankhe Adiwasi Panchayat Madkheda Village Jakhnaud Resident Shivpuri had to spend Rs 1145 on her delivery at CHC Pohri.

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