Neha Kumari Kesari from CHC Palkot, Jharkhand is a champion health worker whose dedication and hard work has taken post-natal monitoring to another level.

In Neha’s words “I got trained in the district on care around birth and I learnt many new things during the training.

Earlier as a part of post-natal care we used to check mothers’ blood pressure and vaginal bleeding a few times, but all this changed after the training. We learned the different nuances of postnatal monitoring the timing, intervals, parameters and the need to record findings. We started on a trial basis as per our commitment during the training and gradually started a systematic postnatal monitoring and documentation. Support from VRIDDHI staff helped us to ground the intervention.

This approach is very helpful and we have easily incorporated the practice in our routine.