Motherhood during Covid

Rubinaben, a resident of Nahari, was in the 9th month of her second pregnancy. Since she was advised a C-section delivery, she had gotten a card made at Jana Hospital. By the time her delivery date arrived, Jana Hospital was a designated COVID hospital.

Her family suggested admission in private hospitals, three of which turned them away, and one was charging upwards of Rs. 50,000 for her delivery. After being taken to 15 hospitals, she consulted with Mehrunishaben of SEWA, who suggested going to Women’s Hospital, a Government-run facility. Rubinaben delivered a healthy baby within the next two days at Women’s Hospital.