Dr Ganesh Rakh, Doctor Who Works To Save Girl Child Know More About Him
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Dr Ganesh Rakh, Doctor Who Works To Save Girl Child Know More About Him

Dr Ganesh Rakh, Doctor Who Works To Save Girl Child Know More About Him

A popular saying reads that ‘a daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give’. Yes, even though, girl babies were considered a burden in many parts of India earlier, nowadays, things have changed a lot and many parents, particularly fathers are showing interest towards giving birth to a girl baby. This is a positive thing; however, does this attitude exist in all parts of India? No, for instance, a city that is viewed as one of the pioneering cities in the country still see girl babies as burden to parents. The city we are talking about is Pune. Now, we find many girls working in IT sector in this city, but still there is an attitude among young moms approaching him for delivery states Dr. Ganesh Rakh, who has been operating his hospital from the Hadapsar area of this city from the year 2016.

Concern of young mothers:

Dr. Rakh has noticed that most of the mothers going through the labour are concerned about the baby they are going to give birth to whether it is a girl or a boy. The doctor also noticed that even all through the nine months of carrying the baby, they together carry the preference or pressure to have a baby boy as against the girl. The doctor stated that it is really heart-breaking to see mothers feeling highly sad about having girl babies, even though, they do not have any sort of bodily pains after delivery and they literally cry for having given birth to baby girl.

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On the other hand, they feel highly happy and satisfied and forget all their pain, if the baby born was a boy.

Decided to make a change:

Dr. Ganesh Rakh, a gynecologist in Pune was highly concerned about this situation and he decided that he should make some sort of contribution to bring a change in the minds of people. He came across many situations, where the parents and the relatives of the girl babies demanded for money back after delivery just because they have got a girl baby, while nothing of that sort happened in the case of parents and relatives with boy babies. So, on 3rd January 2016 he made a decision according to which he decided not to collect any fee from the parents, if the baby is a girl. 

Generous man:

After his decision in the year 2016, gynaecologist in Pune has waived the fee towards the delivery of more than 432 girl babies so far. Generally, the cost of a normal delivery is Rs.10,000, while that of a C-section is Rs.25000 and after his decision, he has not charged any delivery charges from parents or relatives of girl babies, regardless of the type of delivery. In addition, this doctor, who is highly interested towards women empowerment and his staff distribute sweets to all patients in the hospital, in the case of delivery of a girl baby.

In the words of the doctor:

When talking about this initiative, Dr. Rakh said that this is a small initiative to fight gender bias and the purpose behind this initiative is to change the mindset of people about girl babies. The doctor also added that this initiative received very little response from his colleagues and other specialists working for his hospital, but it took shape just because of his own dedication towards the initiative. He added that the logic behind the free delivery of girl babies is to pay salary to the staff through other services provided at the hospital.

Why do these efforts matter?

Efforts like those made by DrSo, on 3rd January 2016 he made a decision according to which he decided not to collect any fee from the parents, if the baby is a girl. 

Efforts like those made by Dr. Rakh really matters because of the low sex ratio in the country. As per the 2016 censes, there were just 914 females per 1000 males. Even after, initiatives like ban for identifying sex of fetus and multiple awareness programs against killing girl babies, a report submitted by the United Nations in the year 2016 states that India is the deadliest place for the girl baby birth. The report further adds that an Indian girl child in the age group of 1-5 years is at 75% higher risk of death as compared to an Indian boy of the same age group.

Noble initiative:

This save the girl child initiative from Dr. Ganesh Rakh is something that has caught the attention of many people interested in women empowerment. When talking about the free delivery, he stated that even though, it has affected the income of his hospital, it has never left them to a position to deter him from sticking to his policy. The name of his hospital at Pune is Medicare Hospital Foundation Trust and even though, this website has a banner calling donations from general public towards save girl child scheme, the doctor promised that he has never got any sort of donations from this source for successful running of his policy and initiative towards safeguarding baby girls.

Dr. Rakh stated that he has requested 5000 doctors across the country to join this initiative and not to collect any fee for delivery of girl babies. He stated that the mindset of people should change and as a part of women empowerment initiative, the hospital offers counseling to parents, who do not want the girl baby.

Conclusion:

Even though, Dr. Rakh is well-aware of the fact that his step towards ‘save girl child’ scheme is just like the steps of a baby, he states that it will one day make a big difference in the society. He is highly confident that his initiative will surely pay towards women empowerment, when the baby girls getting out of his hospital will one day come out of flying colors, bringing pride not just to their parents, but to their society and the entire nation as well.

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0 # Nishith 2018-03-01
Hello, plz let me know Can gonorrhoea be transmitted to small children, should I consult with good maternity doctor in Tawang
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-03-02
yes,this can be transmitted by infected mothers to children, In this case it is called as ophthalmia neonatorum, find list of good doctor-.Obstetrician in Tawang
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0 # Rohan 2018-02-15
Hii, plz tell me,Which tests can confirm syphilis in primary stage, also suggest name of good maternity hospitals in Yavatmal ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-02-16
During the primary stage,DG illumination tests are very helpful, find good maternity hospitals-Shrotri Hospital.
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0 # Vaibhav 2018-02-15
Hii can you plz tell me, Which fluids can cause or spread syphilis infection, alos give me the list of good gynec in Shahdol?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-02-16
Infection from semen, blood or lactation milk can occur and cause syphilis, Infection from blood syringes is very common, Infected mothers can transmit it through their milk also, consult with good Gynecologist in Shahdol .
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0 # Vivaan 2018-02-08
Hello I am from Bhatinda, My neighbour has been feeling redness and burning in urethral organs, can it be a disease, should she visit gynec?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-02-09
It can be a simple infection also and a disease also, If after the examination, the presence of gram negative bacteria is seen ,gonorrhoea infection can be thought of, she should visit good women's specialist- find list of Gynecologist in Bhatinda
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0 # Rohan Older than three months
Can gonorrhoea be caused by the infected towels, also provide the list of good gynecologist in Amravati?
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0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
Gonorrhoea can be transmitted by the infected towels, handkerchiefs of the infected person, But most cases are due to sexual contacts, find here list of good Gynecologist in Amravati.
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0 # Harikiran Older than three months
Hello, plz tell me what are venereal diseases, can you plz suggest some good gynecologist in Bardhaman ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh Older than three months
veneral diseases are those which can be spread through sexual contact, The spreading agents can bacteria ,viruses etc, The examples are syphilis and gonorrhoea can be can spread by sexual contact, you can also find list of Gynecologist in Bardhaman.
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0 # Jayesh Older than three months
Hello I am from Nilgiris, My neighbour has been feeling redness and burning in urethral organs, can it be a disease, should she visit gynec?
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0 # Dr. Naresh Older than three months
It can be a simple infection also and a disease also, If after the examination, the presence of gram negative bacteria is seen ,gonorrhoea infection can be thought of, she should visit good women's specialist- find list of Gynecologist in Nilgiris
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0 # Aarush Older than three months
Hii, I am from Kannur, plz let me know What is gonorrhoea ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
Hello, Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoea,This disease is caused in the genitourinary tracts, for more details plz visit good gynec in Kannur, find list of Gynecologist in Kannur
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0 # Himmat Older than three months
Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Mysore ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Mysore
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0 # Aayush Older than three months
Hii, I am from Nainital, can you plz tell me What is the mode of infection in syphilis ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
90 percent cases in syphilis are transmitted through unsafe sexual contacts, Mothers can also pass infection through breast milk, you can also consult with good Gynecologist in Nainital .
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