Delhi High Court has asked the central government to open shelter homes for poor and destitute pregnant women, who in absence of proper amenities die while delivering the baby. Taking a serious view of the problems of destitute pregnant women, HC has asked the Centre to take adequate measures.
In the absence of adequate facilities, these destitute women deliver baby on footpaths, railway stations or on streets which sometimes result in the death of the mother or the child.
A lot of schemes and plans for the destitute have been mooted and a number of them have been under execution. In the presence and execution of such plans, the terrible condition of the underprivileged is perplexing.
The capital, very soon, will get two such specialized shelters with adequate medical facilities. The court said that merely being silent spectator and turning a deaf ear to the plight of such women is a violation of right to life and liberty to young ones who open their eyes on footpath and streets.