Web conference on Women Development and Pandemic at CUO

On 13th May a session was organised where the renowned humanitarian and Chairperson of JSPL Foundation, Ms Shallu Jindal was in conversation with Mr Charudutta Panigrahi, well known author and futurist of India. This was a historic session because the backdrop of the discussions was the Hon’ble PM’s call to the nation about “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ on the previous evening, 12th May.

The University’s aim of enhancing its contribution to nation building received impetus from the appeal of the Hon’ble PM followed by an immediate session on women development & pandemic. Women have always been the primary caregivers; the physical or emotional ailments of other family members become women’s responsibility.

Loss of wages, jobs, boredom, withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs, as well as lack of access to uninterrupted treatment of TB or psycho-social illnesses would have far-reaching consequences for the patient as well as for the women in the household. With public hospitals not fully functional with their OPDs, the poorest would have no access for acute or chronic ailments.

In such situations women and adolescent girls from poor families who have the least access to health care, would suffer the most. Ms Shallu Jindal has spent all her years working for women at the last mile. She has been their advocate and champion too.

Dr. Phagunath Bhoi,


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