No matter what the ailment, be it a headache, fever or stomach flu, besides pregnancy related issues, Pankajani Behra is always ready for action, eager to help any one in need. (Credit: Azera Rehman\WFS)

TBI Heroes: Pankajani Delivers Good Health And Hope

An accredited social health activist (ASHA) in her remote, often flood-ravaged village in Odisha, Pankajani not only saves lives on a daily basis but goes way beyond her call of duty to be available to her wards at all times spreading awareness, dispensing advice and curing ills. Her dedication is plainly visible as she recalls painful memories of last year's floods in Odisha and the steps she took to ensure that the situation in her village remained under control.