Actress Shilpa Shetty attended ‘Manyata’ – movement for quality maternal care in India along with Poonam Dhillon and Pankaja Munde on Saturday in Mumbai. While interacting with media, Shilpa stressed that as a nation, we have to spread message about this issue on grass root level to eradicate mother’s death while pregnancy.
Talking about the initiative, Shilpa said, “I feel very proud as a woman but in the interiors of India, people don’t have idea about maternity mortality rates are very high. Literally, 46000 women die every year because of child birth and 200 women die each day so it is like airplane crash everyday”
“We have to spread awareness about this issue and what these people are doing is really great. As a celebrity, we get associated with many causes but this is one special because I mother too and I feel , in India, we give lot of importance to child while mother is pregnant but we have to encourage mothers to take care of themselves. The experience of pre-natal care is very important for mothers because if they don’t take care of their health then how does their child will born healthy so we have to spread awareness about this issue in grass root levels”
“Amit ji (Amitabh Bachchan) started a movement for eradication of polio so now if you see literally there are no polio cases, the number has come down drastically so I think mortality rate in this case can come down. I feel mother should be happy and not fearful about child birth. Health is important right of every woman and I think we must give best advantage of having best pre-natal and post-natal care”