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At the other end of the spectrum were older women with a history of several pregnancies. In addition to being responsible for their daily household chores, most of the deceased women were wage labourers or agriculture workers.
Some of them were also migrant workers and some worked until the last month of their pregnancy. Four of the women were community level workers in public institutions - the lowest and most peripheral workers in the hierarchy of these institutions. Altogether, it was very likely that these women came from extremely poor conditions. Almost 45 percent of the women who died were from scheduled tribes and a further 17 percent were from scheduled castes 1.
At least six out of the women who died in this sample were migrants either from within the state or from other states. Another group of women who were especially vulnerable and were excluded from care were those in remote hamlets, a typical feature of most tribal villages as well as most of rural India.
Families revealed that these hamlets did not receive any services at all. Sheela was a 17 year old adivasi tribal girl in Chhattisgarh. Her family had been resettled because her village was in an area declared a tiger reserve.
The resettlement village was 10 km away from the road and was inaccessible during the rains. There was no Anganwadi Centre 2 in the village, the ANM did not visit there and no immunization took place. Sheela, who was pregnant with her first child, did therefore not have any antenatal care. She delivered at home, developed post-partum haemorrhage and died before the family could get a vehicle to transport her to a facility.
Women's lack of decision making, a lesser value placed on their lives, and the health system's neglect of issues affecting women, all came up in the narratives.
Son preference as an overarching determinant of maternal death came up in the stories of two women. One of them was diagnosed with a heart ailment in her earlier pregnancy. She already had three children including one son, but the desire for two sons, propelled her to the fourth pregnancy despite her family being aware of the risk.
In another maternal death case, social stigma and lack of care was highlighted in relation to the pregnancy of an unmarried woman, dying after an unsafe abortion. Lack of availability of emergency obstetric care and its poor quality emerged as a significant issue from our analysis of maternal deaths.
In at least 38 of the maternal deaths there was a clear lack of adequate health care services the so called 3rddelay 3. Blood seemed to be unavailable in emergencies. In situations of emergency, blood transfusion was either delayed or inadequate. This was noted for at least 46 percent of the maternal deaths we documented, with probable causes of death such as post-partum haemorrhage, anaemia and ante-partum haemorrhage.
At least 12 of the women who died had not received any form of antenatal care at all and anaemia was the cause of 22 deaths contributing to at least 4 more deaths. Prevention, detection and treatment of anaemia did not seem to be a priority during antenatal care. Of our sample of deaths, 82 deaths took place in the post-partum period, with 52 of these happening in the first 24 hours after delivery.
However, post-partum care was found to be highly inadequate both within the facility and in the community. Post-partum care largely seemed to be absent in facilities and women were discharged soon after delivery and families left to fend for them in the case of any complication. Once the woman was discharged from a facility, there seemed to be no system of following her up at home and providing any care to her.
Referrals and emergency transport. Of the maternal deaths documented, women attempted to seek care in a health facility and died either in a facility or on way to it. Further, due to refusal by the admitting hospital due to lack of funds and other reasons36 of the women who dies visited three or more facilities seeking care when they were faced with an obstetric emergency.
One of the women visited as many as 7 facilities in search of care. While there was difficulty in getting vehicles to transport women from one facility to another, families often also narrated that they faced difficulties in getting designated ambulances or vehicles to come to their homes to pick up women during an emergency.
Several system-induced vulnerabilities could be seen in the narratives. Policies and programmes of the government meant to improve health outcomes, actually affect the most vulnerable most adversely. The development of plant will take place in three phases of MW.
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The simplest arithmetical operations include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Algebra — branch of mathematics concerning the study of the rules of operations and relations, and the constructions and concepts arising from them, including terms, polynomials, equations and algebraic structures.
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In contrast to real numbers that have the property of varying "smoothly", the objects studied in discrete mathematics — such as integers, graphs, and statements in logic — do not vary smoothly in this way, but have distinct, separated values.
Combinatorics — branch of mathematics concerning the study of finite or countable discrete structures. Geometry — one of the oldest branches of mathematics, it is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space.
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Ecology — study of interactions between organisms and their environment. Evolution — study of evolutionary processes that produced the diversity of life on Earth. Creation—evolution controversy — recurring cultural, political, and theological dispute about the origins of the Earth, of humanity, and of other life. Genetics — study of genes, heredity, and variation in living organisms.
Immunology — study of immune systems in all organisms. Neuroscience — scientific study of the nervous system. Brain mapping — neuroscience techniques for making spatial maps of the human or non-human brain.
Paleontology — study of prehistoric life, including organisms' evolution and interactions with each other and their environments their paleoecology. Dinosaurs — diverse group of animals that were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for over million years, from the late Triassic period about million years ago until the end of the Cretaceous about 65 million years ago , when the Cretaceous—Paleogene extinction event led to the extinction of most dinosaur species at the close of the Mesozoic era.
Pharmacology — broadly defined as the study of drug action and pharmacokinetics. Physiology — study of how living organisms function. Zoology — study of the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct.
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All animals are heterotrophs: Ants — more than 12, species of social insects evolved from wasp-like ancestors, that live in organised colonies which may consist of millions of ants. Gastropods — any member of the class Gastropoda, which includes slugs and snails. Birds — feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic warm-blooded , egg-laying, vertebrate animals.
There are about 10, living species of birds. Fish — any member of a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits. Sharks — type of fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body. The earliest known sharks date from more than million years ago. Fungi — group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms.
Physical sciences — encompasses the branches of science that study non-living systems, in contrast to the life sciences. However, the term "physical" creates an unintended, somewhat arbitrary distinction, since many branches of physical science also study biological phenomena. Chemistry — study of matter, especially its properties, structure, composition, behavior, reactions, interactions and the changes it undergoes. Organic chemistry — study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation by synthesis or by other means of carbon-based compounds, hydrocarbons, and their derivatives.
Water — chemical substance with the chemical formula H 2 O. Its molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected by covalent bonds. Water is a liquid at ambient conditions, but it often co-exists on Earth with its solid state, ice, and gaseous state water vapor or steam.
Earth science — all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth.