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24 Feb 2015 - 24 Feb 2015

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The State of Chhattisgarh was carved out of erstwhile Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000, essentially because of the poor treatment it had been meted out in terms of policies and works beneficial for the poor and underprivileged sections of society which constituted the majority in this part. The areas are essentially resource rich (esp. minerals and coal) and rain fed agriculture is the mainstay of economy of the people. This opportunity for closer interaction with the people and better development and implementation of schemes for the poor has been frittered away, as vested interests have forced exploitation of these natural resources and the labour of these people. Vast tracts of forest/farm land have been handed over for industry/mining, without consideration for the people who were living off this land.

JSS Health worked on Improving maternal health in 6 states of India

Impact By Partner
  • Improve Maternal Health
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Eradicated extreme poverty and hunger


Case Study

Place: Village Surhi, Tehsil: Lormi, District: Mungeli 108, Sanjeevani express or emergency service was launched by Chhattisgarh government on 25th January 2011. This service was started as a public private partnership with GVK EMRI in 12 states and 3 UTs, Chhattisgarh being one of them. It was considered to be an important milestone in health sector to address the question related to health emergencies. This service was started with an objective to save life in a medical emergency, to report a crime in progress, and to report fire. Of the three purposes, the 108 services were used mostly for addressing the issue of medical emergencies and majorly for safe delivery. In 12 states about 4800 vehicles are placed of which 240 vehicles are in state of Chhattisgarh. 108 is toll free telephone number for emergency services. The main feature of this service is a free round the clock service for providing integrated medical, police and fire emergency services. The Sanjeevani Express is well equipped with basic and state of art instruments to handle the emergency cases on its way to hospitals - oxygen, suction machine, medicines, BP operator and delivery kits besides other high end equipments make these ambulances efficient to handle emergency cases. 108 ambulances were supposed to be serving remotely situated villagers as they are the one having poor access to health care facility and so, creating difference in their lives.