Sunday, November 11, 2018

Medical help for weavers in Epurupalem and Lohiyapuram.

Chirala is famous for textile business specially for hand loom weaving. Source of livelihood for thousands of weavers. Independent weavers and also working as daily wage workers.





Weavers and their families suffer from a range of health issues. They suffer from backache and poor eyesight as they work in dark dingy places sitting continuously for eight to nine hours. As most of the looms are situated in a house where there is no adequate light and ventilation, it results in weavers being afflicted by weak eyesight and serious respiratory ailments, shortness of breath, cough and wheezing due to allergic reaction to dust and fungi in cotton fibres.
Some of the weavers are living in colonies where the Government alloted them with free houses. On the request of these people Shoshana started free medical centres in and around Chirala giving them first aid help.


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