Grassroots activism by PVCHR is trying to change this dismal situation on the ground but progress is slow.
“At two blocks in Varanasi district, we have been advocating for putting the primary health centers in order so that there is no discrimination against musahars. We are trying building up awareness among the musahars that they don’t have to pay any government staff for healthcare,” Shruti Nagvanshi, a PVCHR functionary, told VillageSquare.in. “We monitor the role of ASHA and ANM workers so that there is no practice of untouchability. But we have to long way to go for its total elimination.”