SANA, aged 25, her hands folded in helplessness has millions of questions in her mind.
Each morning Sana had woken up with a desire to have a child of her own. Yes, she was pregnant and like every pregnant mother, she had an emotional bonding with her child in the womb. Unfortunately, her miscarriage in 22nd week left her without a child.
Sana, then a daily wage worker lived in a small village, SATYABAHA, Orissa, a village of population less than 1500 and area of around kms away from the town, where 80% of the villagers are still below poverty line and each new day brings them, not a ray of hope but darkness of worries for fulfilling their daily necessities.
Satyabaha, has a single area health center. To be precise, the center is a dispensary with just one minimally trained health worker with little knowledge of medicines for common health problems.
Three years back SANA got pregnant. She faced complications like tiredness, breathlessness, fatigue and dizziness quite frequently during her pregnancy. Sometimes she felt severe headache and even chest pain. The symptoms were not taken seriously and were usually confused with normal pregnancy symptoms.
Like SANA, most women in the village, during pregnancy faced similar problems but never underwent any tests during their trimesters due to financial crises, unavailability of health facilities, unawareness of the medical problems ,lack of availability of transportation facilities, on the top of it, their orthodox approach.
SANA had her pre term labors. The illiterate health worker in the village reported the baby to be born dead. The reason behind Sana's situation was her anaemia. The unfortunate tragedy could have been prevented if her regular haemoglobin tests would have been done.
To give hope to thousands of pregnant mothers like SANA, we are introducing the 1st ever portable haemoglobin meter, a revolutionary invention in the field of medical science which detects level of haemoglobin in just 1 min.