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New CORTH Blog post: Erasing hard-won gains: how pandemic response is undermining maternal safety

CORTH Blog: 22 June 2020

Jashodhara Dasgupta

In a shocking incident in early June, a pregnant woman died in an ambulance in NOIDA after being turned away from a number of private and government hospitals. This raises a chilling question for all of us: if this can happen somewhere close to a nation’s capital, what is happening in the corners of the country, far from the reach of the media? A second question that comes to mind immediately is, when the lockdown was suddenly announced and then extended, what exactly was the plan for the millions of women who are due for childbirth?

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By: Martin Wingfield
Last updated: Monday, 22 June 2020

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