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Excessive heat in the workplace can double the risk of stillbirth

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India has made great strides in maternal and child health in recent years. But according to World Bank Group data, India still has a stillbirth rate of 12.2 per 1,000, compared to 2.7 in the UK.

Tamil Nadu State Public Health Director Dr. TS Selbavinayagam said, the results of this study are being taken very seriously in Tamil Nadu.

The state government provides Rs 18,000 to pregnant women after 12 weeks of pregnancy to reduce the financial burden of poor women.

Thilai Bhaskar, owner of a brick kiln on the outskirts of Chennai, has built large steel roofs with special coatings to protect his workers from the heat. He sought advice from SRIHER researchers on how to better protect his staff.

Thilai Bhaskar says, 'Employees should be smart enough to know how to retain them. If you take care of them, they will take care of you.'

Thilai said she is planning to build a toilet for women only.

Some organizations are holding educational sessions to teach women simple ways to protect themselves from the heat. They also offer special insulated bottles to keep the water cool.

When Sumathi became pregnant again within a few years of the miscarriage, she had no choice but to continue working in the sweltering heat.

But Sumathi took specific advice from doctors and SRIHER researchers on how to protect herself better. Sumathi gave birth to a healthy daughter and a son.


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