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Dr. Ganesh Ash and Dr. Pramod Lohar: Doctors of Pune who do not take fees on the birth of a girl child, Big B has described them as ‘real heroes’

In 1961, there were 976 girls for every 1,000 boys under the age of seven. According to the latest census data released in 2011, the figure was reduced to 914.

The hardest thing a doctor has to do is to inform someone that his loved one has died. Also, imagine living in a society where a doctor works hardest to tell relatives of his patients that the child being born is a girl.

This society is still a vast area of ​​India. Hailing from Pune, Maharashtra Dr. Ganesh Ash Many are among Indian doctors who have seen smiles disappear from the faces of parents, relatives and even husbands after they told them that a girl in the family had been born.

Dr. Ganesh Ash does not charge fees for the birth of a daughter in his hospital

Dr. Ganesh Ash does not charge fees for the birth of a daughter in his hospital

He heard from many families that he visited tantrikas and divine places and conducted various rituals to ensure that no girl child was born in the family. Dr. Ganesh Ash noticed that the family distributes sweets when a boy is born to them and walks out of the hospital after the girl is born, when she becomes ill, he is forced on her, seeking exemption from the doctor. Become.

The Economic Survey of India (2017-18) estimated that there have been 63 million female feticides in the last 10 years.

According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2016, India ranks 87th in gender equality and it is shocking that there are 63 million missing women and 21 million unwanted girls in the country. Gender discrimination has also increased in India due to the skewed sex ratio.

If you are honest with yourself, then you will know that this is not female feticide, it is genocide. You will also be aware that the census shows a clear decline in the number of girls over boys (914 for every 1000) over the years, they decided to do something else to change the public mindset.

Save Beti mass movement

On 3 January 2012, Dr. Ganesh Ash Has its own in India Started ‘Mulgi Vachava Abhiyan’ / ‘Beti Bachao Jan Andolan’ / ‘Save the Girl Child’ campaign.

Dr. Ganesh Ash launched 'Mulgi Vachava Abhiyan' / 'Beti Bachao Jan Andolan' in January 2012

Dr. Ganesh Ash launched ‘Mulgi Vachava Abhiyan’ / ‘Beti Bachao Jan Andolan’ in January 2012

Whenever a child is born in Dr. Ganesh Ash’s Hospital (Medicare Hospital, Pune), all fees are waived.

Dr. Ash explains, “I decided that if the daughter was born I would not charge any fee. Also we decided that we would celebrate the birth of the daughter in the hospital.”

As families celebrate the birth of a child, Dr. Ganesh Ashe ensures that his hospital itself celebrates the birth of every girl with sweets, cakes, flowers and candles.

Talking with Yourstory about the start of this campaign and the biggest obstacles Dr. Ganesh Ash Affiliates of and ‘Beti Bachao Jan Andelen’ National guide of Dr. Pramod Lohar telling, “In the early days, everyone used to call us ‘Mad Doctor’.”

Dr. Pranod Lohar, National Guide of Dr. Ganesh Ash and 'Beti Bachao Jan Andelen'

(LR) Dr. Pranod Lohar, National Guide of Dr. Ganesh Ash and ‘Beti Bachao Jan Andelen’

He added, “Once our story caught the attention of people in India and abroad, thousands approached us for advice and Gujarat, Karnataka, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Punjab Started similar programs in their fields. Our greatest appreciation International doctor Which are similar in different countries ‘Save Girl Child’ Starting a campaign. ”

Save Beti mass movement

Rallies held at different places under Beti Bachao Jan Andolan

Bygone Eight years I have this noble campaign ‘Beti Bachao Jana Andolan’ From Home and abroad Closer than Over 2 lakh private doctors, 12 thousand NGOs and 1.75 million volunteers Have joined and contributed to their efforts to save the girls.

(LR) Dr. Pranod Lohar, National Guide of Dr. Ganesh Ash and 'Beti Bachao Jan Andelen'

(LR) Dr. Pranod Lohar, National Guide of Dr. Ganesh Ash and ‘Beti Bachao Jan Andelen’

A glimpse of the rally organized in the year 2019 under the leadership of Dr. Ganesh Ash under Beti Bachao Andolan:

Zambia Of Lusaka A rally was held in which the public was educated about saving and protecting the girl child. However, they are not involved in female feticide. Activists Congo, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria Like in other African countries ‘Save Girl Child’ Committed to carry the torch and eventually the whole Continent Covered in stages. ” ZambiaRally organized in Zambia under ‘Save Girl Child’ campaign

It was not limited to Africa alone. They Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan Spread your message in Same year with America and Australia Rallies were to be held in this campaign in the same manner, but due to the coronavirus epidemic, all programs had to be postponed.

Poverty related

Dr. Ganesh Ash was born into a poor family. He completed his entire education through scholarship.

Dr. Ganesh Ash himself believes that running such services is never easy. But he remembers the learning of his father, who told him to keep up the good work he (Dr. Ganesh Ash) has done.

Dr. Ganesh AshDr. Ganesh Ash

Dr. Pramod Lohar says, “We can get these deliveries done for free by recovering the cost from our childbirth consulting fees or delivery fees for male infants. In this we take no profit and the smile we see on the faces of those families He has no match.

He further said that no fees are charged on the birth of a girl child in the hospital. Apart from this, the girl and her parents are treated free of charge for 5 years.

Asked how the hospital is doing, he says, “We take money from others, for surgery, OPD, consultancy fees etc. Help is always welcome in any way because it contributes to our cause. ”

Giving further information, Dr. Pramod Lohar said that under this initiative of Dr. Ganesh Ash, more than 2 thousand girls have been born in Dr. Ash’s hospital (Medicare) so far, out of which delivery of about 17 hundred Dr. Ganesh Ash himself has got it done. No fees were charged from their parents.

Dr. Ganesh Ash and Dr. Pramod Lohar say that they are not against male children. It is not that they do not love them. What they want to promote is equality, so that there is no gender discrimination in the society and everyone gets equal opportunities.

Big B of Bollywood called ‘Real Hero’

In 2016, Dr. Ganesh Ash’s five years of ‘Beti Bachao Jan Andolan’ BBC Show your “Unsung Heroes” Featured in Besides them star Plus Channel tv shows ‘Tonight is life’ Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan honored him ‘Real horo’ Told.

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan honored him as 'Real Horro' in Star Plus Channel's TV show 'Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi'Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan honored him as ‘Real Horro’ in Star Plus Channel’s TV show ‘Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi’

Dr. Ganesh Ash says that female feticide is one of the biggest ‘massacres’ in the world. We cannot sit passively and see girls and women dying in this way and being discriminated against. To save girls, to save society, to save the future of the world, everyone should voluntarily participate in the ‘Beti Bachao Jan Andolan’ and convince parents to stop the girl fetus. We are the change that the world needs.

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Inputs: yourstory.com

Shehnaz Ali Siddiqui
Shehnaz Ali Siddiqui is a Corporate Communications Expert by profession and writer by Passion. She has experience of many years in the same. Her educational background in Mass communication has given her a broad base from which to approach many topics. She enjoys writing around Public relations, Corporate communications, travel, entrepreneurship, insurance, and finance among others.

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