On Int’l Women’s Day, ‘Pink Booth’ for women’s jabs inaugurated at CV Raman Hospital
There is a need to create awareness among the public about discrimination and atrocities against women, said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar.He was speaking at the inauguration of a ‘Pink Booth’ at CV Raman Hospital here on Monday.
Women today are excelling in all fields, and also played a big part in India’s freedom struggle. “But till today we have not realised the dream of completely removing discrimination against women. There still cases of atrocities and exploitation of women. It is necessary to create awareness on gender equality and women’s rights. Women also need to be aware of women-friendly laws,” he said.
“As Dr BR Ambedkar said, any society’s progress should be evaluated by the progress of women in that society. Women play an important role in the family as mother, sister, wife and daughter,” said Dr Sudhakar.
“We have a target to achieve a zero mortality rate in new-borns and mothers. We need to concentrate more on North Karnataka in this. There are schemes like ‘Matru Vandana’, ‘Suraksha’, etc. Asha karyakartas working in the Health Department have a major role in taking health services to remote areas,” the Minister said.
“The all-women staffed Pink Booth has been inaugurated on International Women’s Day. We have already started to give Covid vaccines at PHCs and will deliver 1 lakh vaccines per day soon,” said the Minister.