On May 21, 2020, In the tribal-dominated Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh (MP), the women Rural Livelihood Mission started Didi Vehicle Service for rural women for the safe delivery and other emergency services. This vehicle service is completely free.
i.Didi Vehicle Service: The women of Rural Livelihood Mission have started this service for 29 villages of 10 Gram Panchayats of Petlawad development block of Jhabua.
ii.The women are bearing the expenses of Didi vehicle service through the interest, they earn on their savings.
iii.At a time of COVID-19 outbreak, when vehicles are not available for free even in cities, Didi vehicle service is proving to be a lifeline for pregnant rural women in tribal areas.
iv.Sanjeevani vehicle: The Madhya Pradesh government has developed a unique vehicle named ‘Sanjeevani’ to help the health care workers in order to investigate any suspected COVID-19 patients without getting out of the vehicle.
v.This unique vehicle was designed by the Rajnagar administration of Chhatarpur district, MP.
vi.Health workers have been infected extensively by Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh. In addition, there have been incidents of attacks on health workers that have also occurred at many places in the state and Sanjeevani vehicles are also very useful in these situations.
About Madhya Pradesh (MP):
Chief Minister (CM)– Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Governor– Lalji Tandon.