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palghar news, when will this tribal privilege end? Palghar villagers crossed the river and traveled three kilometers to take a woman to hospital

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| Maharashtra Times.com | Updated: Jul 23, 2022, 12:39 PM

A woman from Bhatipada, who falls under the Pathardi Gram Panchayat in Jawhar taluka, had to rely on a bag made of wood and sheets to get admitted to the hospital.

Palgar: A woman from Bhatipada, who falls under Pathardi Gram Panchayat in Jawhar taluka, had to rely on a bag made of wood and sheets to get admitted to hospital. The old woman’s family members and villagers had to walk three to four kilometers with the woman in a sling, and what is shocking is that they had to wade through the river current while walking. Video of this incident came to the fore and revealed the lack of basic facilities in remote tribal areas like Jawhar, Mokhada and the deprivation of the tribals and the poor. (News from Palghar)

Lakshmi Ghatal, a woman from Bhatipada, who falls under Pathardi Gram Panchayat in Jawhar taluka, a remote tribal area in Palghar district, suffered severe leg injuries which prevented her from walking. Due to excruciating pain, family members decided to admit the elderly woman to the hospital. However, since there was no road to reach the village, the patient’s family members and the villagers had to walk three to four kilometers on a sled made of wood and iron sheets. To reach Jawhar from Bhatipadya, the Kalsheti river has to be crossed and the family members of Lakshmi Ghatal risked their lives and crossed the flowing water of the Kalsheti river and climbed the hills and admitted the woman to hospital in Jawhar campaign.

A total of 35 families live in Bhatipada within the boundaries of Gram Panchayat Pathardi of Jawhar taluka and there are three to four other padas in this area. Bhatipada is across the Kalsheti River and most of the families have lived there for many years as the farm is across the Plot River. There is an unpaved road to get to the village through job guarantee and during monsoons this road is closed as even motorbikes do not go there. Similarly, to reach this place, one has to cross the Kalsheti river, but there is no bridge over the river, one has to descend into the water and cross the riverbed. During the rainy season, patients and pregnant women are in dire straits. For several years, the villagers have been calling for the construction of the main road connecting Bhatipada and the construction of a bridge over the Kalsheti River.

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