Pandeypokhar village Ghorawal block Sonebhadra is situated at a distance of 18 K.M from Shahganj on Shahganj- Mirzapur road. This is one of the villages covered under Child Right Project by Developmental Association for Human Advancement-DEHAT. Nanhai and his wife Anita lives in the village with his two sons Ramesh (03 years) and Suresh (18 months)
In the month of January (10/01/2012) when Field Animator DEHAT was doing a home visit after completing the community meeting, met Anita wife of Nanhai. During the counseling he came to know that Nanha and his wife Anita fears from immunization and they had never taken their child for Immunization. When she asked Gudiya why she have not taken her child for Immunization, she replied “Log kehte hai bukhar aa jata hai aur Phodia ho Jati hai” (people use to say that it can cause fever and boil). She further told that my husband works on the farms of others and we don’t have enough money for Doctor’s fees. Field Animator counseled Anita on benefits of Immunization and requests her to get her child immunized after this she came back.
After a long discussion with Anita, she agreed for Immunization of her child DPT-Booster along with OPV. ANM gave her four small pieces of Paracetamol and told her that when fever starts to give one piece of Paracetamol and she will be all right within a day or two.
Now she is not afraid of immunization and she brought her child for Immunization without any one’s request on 10/03/2012 and got her immunized with Measles dose as told by ANM.