‘Social organisations should derive inspiration from Matru Sewa Sangh’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Nov 2017 08:30:55

Staff Reporter,

Networking of social organisations is necessary for extending accessible and affordable services to common people. Organisations like Matru Sewa Sangh should inspire such organisations, instead of depending on Government services, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Fadnavis was speaking after inaugurating renovated building of MSS Maternity Home in Mahal and unveiling bust of its founder Padmashri Kamlatai Hospet.

The formal function was held at newly-constructed Suresh Bhat Hall, Reshimbag on Friday. Union Minister for Surface Transport and Shipping and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari presided over. Renowned social worker Dr Rani Bang, Energy Minister and Nagpur’s Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule. MSS President Dr Aruna Babhulkar, Secretary Dr Lata Deshmukh, Mahal Branch President Kanchan Gadkari, Secretary Vaidehi Bhate, Treasurer Irawati Dani, Jyoti Bawankule were present on the dais.

With the intense feeling of serving the motherhood, Kamlatai Hospet started Matru Sewa Sangh, which has grown into several branches in Central India. Along with Kamlatai contribution of several dedicated workers cannot be ignored, Fadnavis said and expressed hope that the good work started by her will continue and inspire others. The Government will always support organisations like MSS. But the society should come forward for their support, he added. With modern development in technology the services in the field of medical sciences have also become costly. The social organisations extending services at cheaper rate to the poor should increase with the financial support of the generous persons and dedicated workers.

Gadkari also said that the noble cause for which Kamlatai started MSS, should get support from the society. With reference to concerns expressed by Dr Rani Bang earlier Gadkari stated that health services camps in large number are being organised by the Government. He stated that screening of about 80,000 women in Nagpur for breast cancer has opened the eyes of the health machinery. About 18,000 were found to have cancer of breasts. Modern equipment for checking its prevalence have been provided. Guardian Minister Bawankule has also provided ten such machines. The services of charitable organisations, therefore, are important for treatment and educating people on preventive measures. He informed that with people’s participation he could raise Rs 1000 crore for beautification of Ghats on the banks of Ganga river and maintaining cleanliness. Gadkari also announced donation of Rs 25 lakhs on behalf of social organisation Manas, to MSS Mahal Branch.

Bawankule said that Kamlatai’s work should inspire other organisations. He also stated that health camps being organised for women. Prominent donors were honoured at the hands of Fadnavis on the occasion. Kanchan Gadkari made introductory remarks. Renuka Deshkar conducted the proceedings. The programme ended with recitation of pasaydan by Amar Kulkarni. Earlier the new building was inaugurated by Fadnavis and Gadkari and bust of Kamlatai was unveiled.


‘Janani Suraksha Yojana’ should  be reviewed: Dr Rani Bang

Dr Rani Bang demanded that the Janani Suraksha Yojana, which was introduced a decade ago, should be reviewed, as institutionalising services for delivery has resulted in several other problems. The scheme would help only when quality of services extended are improved. Dr Bang also stated that the services of Matru Sewa Sangh should be extended to rural and tribal areas like Gadchiroli and Melghat. The women suffering from infertility should also be included in the definition of Divyang, as social stigma attached to infertility makes them handicapped. The instance of girls born without uterus or those who need early hysterectomy, are also increasing and need attention of health machinery and social workers. Irresponsible pre-marital sex also results in several health problems.

Organisation like MSS should extend services for informing youngsters about responsible parenthood and sexual pleasure. She also demanded control over advertisements on pills used for abortion or preventing conception. Kamlatai Hospet established MSS with the mission to extend affordable service. The information about her dedication and services extended by MSS should be a part of curriculum in medical colleges, she said. She also expressed concern over increasing health issues in rural and tribal areas.