Petition to Maneka Gandhi, JP Nadda, Satyendra Jain, Devendra Fadnavis, Mamata Banerjee, C. Laxma Reddy
Make it mandatory for all hospitals to declare number of Caesarean deliveries #SafeBirth
Caesarean deliveries have become a business. The hospitals and doctors are making money off unsuspecting women and pushing them towards surgical deliveries. Even though serious complications were not detected, I was cut open to deliver my baby. I wanted to have a natural birth but had to undergo a C-section as it was presented to be more ’scientific, modern and risk-free’. I was misled, manipulated, confused and my choice was overriden. For many of us, the right to informed-refusal or consent during childbirth is hardly an option either due to lack of awareness or the high-handed attitude of doctors. It was a long, painful, depressing recovery for me and when I looked into this issue, what I found was alarming. India’s C-section rate is growing exponentially. The fact that private hospitals have a much higher rate of C-sections than public hospitals has a direct correlation to the fact that surgical deliveries cost so much more than normal ones in these facilities. Recent studies show that C-sections lead to a higher risk of post-partum depression and lower breastfeeding rate in women and diseases like obesity and diabetes in children. Despite its adverse effects on maternal and child health, hospitals and doctors are indiscriminately conducting C-sections to make more money. To discourage this trend, women need to be made aware of the C-section rates of different hospitals and maternity homes, so that they can choose their hospitals carefully. That’s why I, with support of the NGO Birth India, started this petition asking the Women and Child Development ministry to issue an advisory to the Medical Council of India to Make it mandatory for all doctors and hospitals to declare the percentage of Caesarean delivery rates to patients. Conduct enquiry against those with abnormally high C-section rate. Frame clear guidelines for conducting Caesarean to safeguard the health and rights of women and children World Health Organisation (WHO) norms prescribe that C-section deliveries should be ideally 10-15 per cent of the total number of deliveries in the country. However, in urban Telengana, 74.8% of the private sector deliveries are by C-section and it is as high as 41% in Kerala and it is 58% in Tamil Nadu, according to a report by the ICMR School of Public Health. It is important that even women are made aware of the impact of Caesarean sections, which truly is an emergency recourse and not a routine medical procedure. The fact is that only 10% of births should be via C-section, however, in Indian private hospitals that rate is close to 50%. This is a serious health risk and the government has to take action NOW! Sign my petition and ask the Women and Child Development ministry to end this harmful practice by hospitals. Image Courtesy: abdn.ac.uk
Petition to Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu
Emergency Medical Care Centers in Railway stations, Trains and Bus stands.
Friends, This is to bring to your attention & necessary action about those people who lost their precious life in railway stations and trains because of no medical help. I lost my father on 20th January 2017 in Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station while boarding train to Chennai in Rajdhani Express (one of the most prestigious and fastest train in India), due to lack of medical facility. My father & his friends has already boarded the train and was waiting for departure, when he felt chest congestion, his friends approached the T.T but they informed that only in Agra medical help can be provided (after 2 hours). They got down and approached the Superintendent for wheelchair (given) who also informed that an ambulance will be waiting but was not available. It is highly disappointing that negligence of medical aid in major railway station & train in the capital city for the passengers has not been provided. It is my kind request to our Honourable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Shri. Suresh Prabhu to provide an emergency medical care centre in railway stations, trains & Bus stands in India for the well being of our fellow citizens/human beings. It is a small step from my family to avoid the situation we’re going through for our fellow citizens. Thanks for your Support, Hemalatha S
Petition to Jagat Prakash Nadda
Introduce a Good Samaritan Law in the Parliament
A few months ago, 5 year old Om Gaikwad and his parents Aparna and Mangesh cried for over an hour, pleading bystanders for help, after being hit by a bus. The entire family, including 5 year old Om, died due to reluctance of bystanders to help them. The Law Commission of India states that 50% of those who die on Indian roads can be saved if they receive timely medical attention including assistance from bystanders and passers-by. An astounding 70,000 lives can be saved every year. But in India, most bystanders and passers-by choose to remain mute spectators due to prolonged legal hassles and severe inconvenience and intimidation at the hands of the legal system. Even medical professionals are not spared of such legal hassles and intimidation. Even the Supreme Court of India has stated that, “Good Samaritans who come forward to help must be treated with respect and be assured that they will have to face no hassle” That’s why I started this petition asking the Union Health Minister, Jagat Prakash Nadda to introduce a Good Samaritan Law in India. Sign my petition and share it with your family and friends. This Law will protect and encourage Good Samaritans to help injured person on the road and will include: 1. Protection from legal hassles for Good Samaritans who help injured victims 2. Protection from legal hassles for Medical Professionals who immediately attend to the victim 3. Hassle-free procedures for investigation and evidence in police and Court 4. Strict disciplinary and departmental action against public officials who coerce or intimidate a Good Samaritan 5. Guidelines to all hospitals to treat trauma victims and not to detain those who bring the victims 6. A system for recognizing and celebrating those who save lives Several countries around the world have laws to protect and reward Good Samaritans. India needs one urgently. Join me in asking the Health Minister, Jagat Prakash Nadda, to ensure protection of Good Samaritans by introducing this law in the Parliament. Piyush Tewari and SaveLIFE Foundation
Petition to Maneka Gandhi, Narendra Modi, J p nanda
Mandatory blood test before marriage to eradicate Thalassemia from India
Thalassemia is a genetic disorder which has no treatment except regular blood transfusions.It can be eradicated just by awareness . There are about 4 crore people in India who carry thalassemia traits.If blood test is done before marriage or during pregnancy the trait will not pass to the baby. Currently 1 lakh patients require blood transfusion every month.The average cost per patient is Rs.1 lakh per year. There should be a national policy on Thalassemia and steps should be made by government to aware people and mandatory blood test before marriage. A one step can eradicate the disease from India which will save lakhs of life .
Petition to World Health Organization, Mental Health Association for Pakistan, American Psychological Association, British Psychological Society, United Nations Development Program
Against Medication without Doctor's Prescription in Pakistan
Self medication is described as an act of procurement and consumption of medical drugs without the advice of medical physician for diagnosis, prescription and surveillance of treatment. There is a paucity of literature with regards to self medication among rural dwellers of Pakistan and no initiatives have been taken to resolve this issue. The government must ensure that medicines containing a “controlled substance” are sold only after the buyer produces a prescription by a doctor, pharmacists, doctors and drug manufacturers agree.Pharmacists say certain drugs are used by addicts for ‘recreational purposes’. According to Health Department officials, most of the people who have died after taking cough syrups Tyno and Dextromethorphan in Lahore and Gujranwala have been drug addicts. “All those who died after taking the syrups were chronic drug-users,” the officials said. Talking to The Express Tribune, Professor Mubasher Ahmad, PhD in Pharmacology from Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University of Wales, UK, and College of Pharmacy faculty member, said the government should ensure there was a qualified pharmacist at every private pharmacy. “In developed countries, a qualified pharmacist guides patients on how to use a medicine and what could happen in case of overdose,” he said. “In Pakistan, a majority of people cannot read what’s written on the medicine bottle. They need to be informed what amount of a medicine can be harmful. All medicines cannot be restricted to prescription as many poor people take medicines directly from pharmacies as they cannot afford to consult a doctor. Medicines that have controlled substances, however, shouldn’t be sold out without a prescription,” he said. “People should have firsthand information about the medicine. Many drug addicts use cough syrups, but, in some cases, other patients may also overdose themselves hoping to get early relief. They should be informed how much they are safe using,” he said. He said a bronchodilator used in many cough syrups triggered drowsiness. He said dextromethorphan, which soothed the brain, was also used in preparing many cough syrups. Community Medicine Assistant Professor Shahid Malik said pharmacies were not supposed to sell medicine having controlled substances without seeing a prescription, but things in practice were different. He said the Health Department should monitor pharmacies more closely. Punjab Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association (PPMA) Export Committee Chairman Dr Riaz Ahmad said dextromethorphan was present in many cough syrups. He said it was not a controlled substance in Pakistan but was enlisted in many countries as a controlled substance. Self-medication is highly prevalent (84.8%) in Karachi. It was frequently used for headache followed by fever. Predominantly painkillers, fever reducer and cough syrups were used in the form of tablets and syrups. Main source of medicines for males were friends and for females were relatives.
Petition to Devendra Fadnavis, Maneka Gandhi, Jagat Prakash Nadda, Honourable Minister Smt. Pankaja Gopinath Munde
Stop feeding formula milk to newborns without the parent's consent #MyBabyMyDecision
During the nine months of my pregnancy, all I was waiting for the day that I could hold my baby in my arms. There is no better feeling in the world for a mother than the first time you feed your baby. All I wished for was to have a healthy baby whom I could hold in my arms and feed. But my wish was not respected by the hospital where I delivered my baby. When my baby was born, he was kept in the NICU for observing his sugar levels. During the time he spent in the NICU, he was fed formula milk. I was not informed of this and my consent was not taken by the hospital. If I knew that my baby was being given formula milk, I would have never allowed for that to happen. There was a milk bank in the hospital and my baby could have been fed human milk during the early stages of his life. I later realized that what happened to me is a very rampant practice across the country. Especially when a mother is recovering after a C-section, or when a baby is in the NICU, many hospitals just go ahead and feed the baby formula milk, without informing the mother. Our government has spent crores of rupees in advertising about the importance of breastfeeding. Many of you may have heard radio and TV ads about the thick yellow milk that a lactating mother produces is crucial for the baby’s long term health. But the hospitals, especially the private ones, make tonnes of money because they get discounted formula milk dabbas from the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture them. The moment the baby is born, they open a new dabba and start feeding the baby. That dabba is then given to the new mothers to take home with them and the cost is added to the bill. And all of this is done without the consent of the unsuspecting mother who is tired after delivering the baby.I know quite a few mothers who’ve had a tough time switching from formula to breast milk. That’s why I want the government to tell all the hospitals to get prior consent of the mother before feeding a newborn formula milk. The hospitals ask for the patient’s consent for every small thing. They make you sign so many documents before and after the delivery. And yet the doctors chose to give my baby formula over human milk. Without my consent! Why? Luckily, my baby was in the NICU only for a day. Had he been there for a longer time, I cannot even imagine how hard it would have been for me to wean him off formula. Join me and sign this petition to make it mandatory for doctors to educate new parents about the benefits of breastfeeding and breast milk and ask for their consent if at all, formula needs to be given to their baby. Breast is not just the best, but also the biological norm! #MyBabyMyDecision
Petition to Every ambulance must having POGS( PORTABLE OXYGEN GENERATOR SYSTEM ), Narendra Modi,, Shri. Jagat Prakash Nadda, Shri. Deepak Sawant, Rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ravindra Chavan, Gulab rao Patil
In government & private hospitals ambulance there must be Portable Oxygen Generator System
This petition is regards to all death issues occurred because of not having POGS ( PORTABLE OXYGEN GENERATOR SYSTEM ). Need help to follow up on this petition and it is necessary for our loved ones, fate doesn't informs in prior. Guys please sign up this petition, so there must be no issues in emergency case in future & this should be must in rural place prior. This issue occur with my friend there was one chance that he can be saved but because of not having POGS ( PORTABLE OXYGEN GENERATOR SYSTEM ) near by hospital. It's very sad that not every ambulance has POGS. Sign up guys to this petition. Hope that this issues should not happen again with any. It is very hurtful to lose a friend with lot of memories
Petition to Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Suggestion to Govt. Of India
I am Utsav Gulati, a student of class 10th. This Post is my Suggestion to the Government of India.Smoking, now-a-days is one of the major Cause of Lung Cancer & Killing hundreds of People, Everybody knows that it is not a good thing but People, Addicted to cigarettes are not Ready to Understand, how smoking affects their health. Still they carry on smoking in open. Smoking in Public places was banned by the government, but cigarette vendors sells cigarettes and bidis which causes a severe violation of the law against smoking in public areas. My Suggestion to The Govt. is to Completely ban Smoking in Public areas because it also affects the health of the people who actually don't Smoke but Inhale that Smoke & becoming victims of Passive Smoking. Some people like me, are severely allergic to smoke & Pollution, Bearing a lot of trouble due to this bad habit of smokers. Loose cigarettes must be banned because Smokers buys Cigarettes, Stands in front of Cigarette vendors & Smokes publically. I request The Government Of India to take this matter seriously & Consider this as a General Public Health Issue.