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1/ Thread on High Level Expert Committee for Prevention & Management of COVID 3rd wave chaired by #DeviShetty & nearly #allmale & clinician led committee with hardly any diverse expertise needed (covered in my earlier thread which fell on deaf ears @BSYBJP @mla_sudhakar);
2/ My view based on my training in medicine & #PublicHealth & what I have learned through several years of #CommunityEngagement & #PrimaryHealthCare in rural Karnataka #Chamarajanagar;
3/ While the original notification was all men, 2 women seem to have been added; the summary of the report is about 30 pages while the "detailed recommendations" are 60 pages; rather poor attempt at summarising IMO
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Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple
#Chamarajanagar
#KarnatakaTemples 🚩

Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple is located in Gundlupete Taluk in Karnataka. Temple is called Himavad Gopalaswamy as Himavad means mist and Krishna as Gopalaswamy. Temple is also called Dakshina Govardhanagiri.
The Garbha Griham contains Vigraham of Krishna holding a flute under a tree. In this temple throughout the year just above the door leading to the Garbha Griham water drips constantly. The poojari explains the stories associated with the place and sprinkles this water.
Sthala Puranam says that, Agastya Muni, performed tapasya and as a result Mahavishnu  blessed this place and promised to reside here. Muni then went to the Sahyadri Mountains and prayed to Shri Krishna.  Agasthya Muni wished Krishna to come here with Rukmini and Sathyabhama
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1/ Shared few insights emerging from community-based #COVID care that some communities have begun in #Adivasi populations in #Chamarajanagar with support from #ZillaPanchayat in live video interaction with #Karnataka #GramPanchayats thanks to @gokRDPR
2/ #COVID19 care needs to be rational & #evidence-based but also respectful & dignified; these are not aspects we have done well with in our #HealthSystem & hence need special attention;
3/ Dignified & respectful care requires an awareness of diverse socio-economic & cultural contexts at individual, household, neighbourhood & societal levels; we haven't substantively engaged with (#caste #gender #disability #sexuality #privacy )-aware care at systemic level
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#COVIDSecondWave care requires local #CommunityEngagement for it to be meaningful, respectful and dignified; at one of #chamarajanagar #solega #adivasi settlements yesterday was a humbling experience learning together with the people how to organise care in a culturally safe way
A remote forest settlement; sudden spurt of cases; testing hesitancy and immediate referral to far away #covidcare centres driving anxiety for testing and failing trust in ASHAs; #Panchayat president on location, NGOs, health workers, tribal welfare officers on site
Hours of respectful dialogue follows; various modalities discussed; an amazingly enthusiastic #Panchayat president convenes impromptu consultation at local tribal residential school; CEO and Zilla panchayat admin patiently listen to local proposals
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Thread on #GramPanchayat task force chaired by #Rangamma frm #Soliga #Adivasi community #brhills #Chamarajanagar; praise for #HealthWorkers but frustration at lack of “higher officials” coming to GPs; @readingkafka @iphindia
PHC MO and other doctors address the gathering about the last one month experience of #Chamarajanagar and how situation is slowly improving; need to address hesitancy towards testing and vaccine; also not to become complacent about dropping numbers
PHC Dr frm #Gumballi patiently heard & clarified how these are stressful times for all #HealthWorkers; members demand at least one visit a month from #taluka officials; patient listening of complaints is an important function even if they are not immediately resolved;
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A #thread on #IWD2021 at #brhills at IPH field station in collaboration with the #brhills #Panchayat, Zilla Budakattu Girijana Abhivruddhi Sangha (Sangha; Dt. #Indigenous #Adivasi People’s Welfare Society) & VGKK #THETAProject; Main organisers: Mahadevamma, Susheela & Mahantesh Image
Idea for holding ಮಹಿಳಾ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆ mooted by Mahadevamma who is a #Soliga woman leader and supported by the Sangha; initial discussions with the newly elected #Panchayat members drew support; they didn’t recall a gathering for this purpose before
Rangamma, a newly elected GP member from Seege Betta Podu agrees to preside; all GP members agree to attend and involve as many people from nearby settlements as possible; Muthugada Gadde & Hosa Podu girls throwball clubs formed under THETA intervention too involve themselves
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