January 5, 2022

How to help a tribal block with better healthcare?

Author: Sunil George

Attapadi, India’s first tribal block, located among the hills adjoining the Silent Valley National Park in Kerala is home to the Irula, Muduga and Kurumba Adivasi communities. In 2013, reports about infant deaths in Attapadi caught national attention. That this happened in Kerala, globally renowned for the good health and wellbeing of its population, added to the shock.
Both the Centre and the state governments swung into action with targeted schemes and a special financial package to reverse th...