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It’s time the government took more concrete steps to save mothers

india Updated: May 23, 2013 00:01 IST

It’s time the government took more concrete steps to save mothers

Poonam Muttreja in Saving our mothers (May 22),aptly mentions that access to health services still depends upon where one lives, how educated one is, how rich one is and to which community one belongs. It is sad that after 66 years of Independence, we have not been able to provide even basic health services to all sections of society. The government’s claims are false and poor patients are not treated properly. We celebrate Mother’s Day every year, but the health of our mothers is neglected, with no hope in sight. It is high time the government took more concrete steps to bring down the maternal mortality rate.
Gagandeep, via email

Blame BCCI for the rot in cricket
With reference to the editorial Make a pitch for fair play (Our Take, May 22), it right to say that being the apex body of cricket in India, the BCCI had allowed the rot to set in. Scandals in the Twenty20 league have led to making fans feel cheated and exploited. If they are lured into making quick money, players who are not in the best of financial conditions are susceptible to temptation. By taking responsibility for the game, it is the job of the BCCI to ensure that such incidents do not recur.
Ahad Siddiqui, Aligarh

A lasting impact on cinema
With reference to Sitaram Yechury’s article The conscience keeper (Left Hand Drive, May 21), Balraj Sahni was certainly one of most eminent actors of Hindi cinema. The characters portrayed by Sahni in various films, particularly in Do Bigha Zamin and Garam Hawa, will always find a special place in the history of Hindi cinema. His performance in Yash Chopra’s Waqt will remain etched in the memories of Hindi cinema lovers.
Satish Chopra, Delhi

First Published: May 23, 2013 00:00 IST