Good health care demands good governance. And the best governance is at the Panchayat level, where many key day to day decisions are made. To wake the people from their “don’t care” attitude, training for attending Gram Sabhas, asking questions to those in authority, demanding facilities etc started in January 2019. As the momentum picked up, the Farmers Assn decided to put up their candidate, Ms Madheswari as Panchayat President, promising a non corrupt and responsible Panchayat. She won by a thumping majority in January 2020, cementing our faith that people are hungry for non corrupt people to enter governance. Frequent meetings, village visits daily and an open Panchayat office has greatly changed the face of this remote Panchayat. Ms. Madheswari is incidentally one of our senior nurses and wife of our Community Co-ordinator, Mr Manjunathan.