World Population Day is meant to raise awareness regarding the sexual and reproductive health needs of girls and women. In the current time, when it’s only COVID-19, which can be taking center stage of discussions, an individual must understand the crucial role and implications on women during those trying times. We kept hearing how many hospitals were worried about taking in pregnant women dreading their coronavirus. Some revolted, while others bore the brunt of this situation. Also, these times were demanding was a constant rise was witnessed at the cases of domestic violence against girls with couples spending additional time what they obtained earlier because of inconsistent schedules. A whole lot of women have blossomed in this time where they have the right care, while others have faced horrific times, which makes this pandemic a much more harrowing experience for them. Some significant factors that influenced women’s health were unplanned pregnancies because of lack of family planning modalities, psychological pressure because of domestic incidents, and lack of maintenance during pregnancy.
Rise In Unplanned Pregnancies
Dr Amita Shah, Head Gynaecologist, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurugram puts light on the fact that it is anticipated that there will be a considerable increase in the amount of kids born in India. “The lockdown and staged unlocking process has curtailed access to family planning procedures, such as contraceptives. It’s therefore vital for all of us to learn from the encounter through lockdown so we are ready better for the future crises and ensure women and women can get what they have to keep optimum sexual and reproductive health,” he explained.
We understand how vast the people is, and just how hard it’s in such instances to cater to everybody, causing a lack of medical facilities. According to the government figures, India has 1 doctor per 1000 inhabitants, and even the available doctors are concentrate highly in urban areas. India now can produce approximately 67,000 MBBS doctors each year. Dr Shuchin Bajaj, Founder & Director, Ujala Cygnus Healthcare adds,”These statistics tell us that not only do we will need to increase number of MBBS and PG chairs in medication but we also ought to initiate constructive measures to fortify our primary care system. One should take up additional methods like the telemedicine to get in contact with an increasing number of people. Doctors can also educate patients about preventative measures against rising non-communicable ailments that are a bane of the days. Physicians and medical workers care will also be best equipped to educate individuals about the right population control measures, safe sex, the spacing between children and practices to prevent malnutrition.”
The lockdown also made it substantially hard for many to get safe-delivery services. This year’s World Population Day reinforces explicitly the requirement to ensure adequate flow of medications, equipment, and devices to protect girls. On one side where girls were facing difficulties in availing required care throughout their pregnancy, some also fulfilled a new way to access antenatal care through teleconsultation, reasoned Kamal Narayan, CEO, IHW Council.